90 percent polling in Kanubari bypoll

An estimated 90 percent of 10,411 electorates including 5,063 female voters exercised their franchise in the bypoll for Kanubari constituency in Arunachal's Longding district on Wednesday.

Itanagar: An estimated 90 percent of 10,411 electorates including 5,063 female voters exercised their franchise in the bypoll for Kanubari constituency in Arunachal's Longding district on Wednesday.

Deputy chief electoral officer D J Bhattacharjee said that around 90 per cent of the electorate exercised their franchise.

Bhattacharjee further said that polling which started at 7 AM in the morning remained peaceful without any incidents of violence reported from any parts of the constituency.

Two candidates including Congress nominee Gabriel D Wangsu and BJP candidate Rongnai Maham are in the fray.

The bye-election to the seat was necessitated following the death of sitting Congress MLA Newlai Tingkhatra who died at a private hospital at Gurgaon on May seven last, nine days ahead of counting of votes for the April 7 assembly and parliamentary elections in the state.

Counting of votes would be held on October 19 next.

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