Bhopal: Over 70 per cent polling was recorded on Monday in the by-polls at Kukshi and Sonkatch assembly
constituencies in Madhya Pradesh where elections passed off
Kukshi recorded over 70 per cent polling while at
Sonkatch, over 80 per cent voters exercised their right to
franchise, State Joint Election Officer Dhyaneshwar B Patil
No untoward incident was reported from any part of the
twin assembly segments. About 100 out of a total of 243
polling booths were sensitive in Sonkatch, while 15 out of the
179 polling booths were sensitive in Kukshi, he said.
The by-election was necessitated in Kukshi due to death
of the Leader of Opposition in Madhya Pradesh Assembly, Jamuna
Devi, while Sonkatch seat fell vacant after Sajjan Singh Verma
became a Member of Parliament and resigned.
BJP has fielded former MP Phoolchand Verma`s son Rajendra
Verma from Sonkatch, while state minister Ranjana Baghel`s
husband Mukam Singh Kirade is their nominee from Kukshi.
Congress has fielded Jamuna Devi`s niece Nisha Singhar
from Kukshi and MP Sajjan Singh Verma`s nephew Arjun Verma
There were 1,56,821 and 1,17,972 voters in Sonkatch and
Kukshi constituencies respectively.
Counting of votes would be held on February 17 in both