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Polling begins for Kharswan bypoll

Polling for the Kharswan assembly bypoll from where Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda is contesting to enter the state assembly began this morning amidst tight security arrangements.



Jamshedpur: Polling for the Kharswan
assembly bypoll from where Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda is contesting to enter the state assembly began this morning amidst tight security arrangements.

The Returning Officer-cum-Sub-Divisional Officer of
Saraikela, C K Singh said polling began at 7 am.

Apart from the existing district police force, six
companies of central para-military forces have been deputed to
maintain law and order during the polling, Singh said.

Munda had represented the seat thrice in a row since 1995
till he resigned after he was elected to Lok Sabha from
Jamshedpur parliamentary seat in the last general election,
was locked in a straight contest against Babulal Marandi-led
Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) (JVM) candidate, Dasrath
Gagrai, a consensus candidate of opposition parties including
Congress and National Jharkhandi Alliance.
Besides, Bahadur Oraon of CPI (ML) and four independent
candidates were also left in the fray.

Kharswan by-poll was necessitated after sitting BJP MLA
Mangal Singh Soy resigned two months ago to pave way for Munda
to enter the House.

PTI

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