Pipraich Assembly bypoll: Turnout nearly 49 percent

Last Updated: Sunday, May 8, 2011 - 19:43

Gorakhpur: An estimated 49 percent voters on Sunday exercised their franchise for bye-election to Pipraich Assembly seat in Gorakhpur district of Uttar Pradesh.

The voting, held amid tight security, was peaceful, Assistant Returning Officer Dhruva Prasad said.

The turnout was over 48.75 percent, he said adding a
snag was reported in an EVM in a booth in Bhathat area which
was rectified immediately.

The bypoll was necessitated following the death of
BSP MLA Jamuna Nishad in a road accident in last November.
His widow Rajmati, contesting on the Samajwadi Party
ticket, is among 13 candidates trying their luck at the
hustings.

The ruling BSP and the opposition Congress have not
put up any candidates.

The counting of votes will take place on May 13.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, May 8, 2011 - 19:43

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