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Assembly bypolls updates: 77.62% polling in bypolls to 4 TN assembly segments

Polling for bypolls in Tamil Nadu, Goa, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Karnataka and Gujarat started at 7 am and will continue till 6 pm. In Tamil Nadu, bypolls are taking place on four seats, Goa one seat, West Bengal five seats, Uttar Pradesh one seat, Bihar one seat and Karnataka two seats.

Assembly bypolls updates: 77.62% polling in bypolls to 4 TN assembly segments
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Polling for bypolls in Tamil Nadu, Goa, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Karnataka and Gujarat took place on Sunday. In Tamil Nadu, bypolls took place on four seats, Goa one seat, West Bengal five seats, Uttar Pradesh one seat, Bihar one seat and Karnataka two seats.

In Tamil Nadu, bypolls was held for Sulur, Aravakurichi, Ottapidaram (SC) and Thiruparankundram Assembly constituencies. Ín Karnataka, bypolls was held in Chincholi and Kundgol. In Goa, bypolls were held in Panaji, while in Bihar Dehri is witnessing bypoll today.

Here are all the updates from bypolls in 14 Assembly constituencies on Sunday (May 19):

* Crucial by-elections to four assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu Sunday recorded an overall 77.62 per cent turnout with Aravakurichi topping with a little over 84 per cent.

* Here are the polling percentage of byelections in Tamil Nadu seats: 

Aravakurichi: 84.28% 
Sulur: 79.41% 
Thiruparankundram: 74.17% 
Ottapidaram: 72.61% 

* Crude bombs were hurled during bypolls at Bhatpara assembly seat in West Bengal. According to the report, police forces used batons to disperse mob.

Around 47% turnout recorded in the by-polls to four Assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu on Sunday till 1 PM, a senior official said.

An estimated 41.5 per cent of the over 3.8 crore electorate exercised their franchise till 1 PM in the bypolls to Chincholi and Kundgol assembly constituencies.

Over 45 per cent voting was recorded in the Panaji Assembly bypoll on Sunday till 1 p.m., according to the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO).

* Voter turnout till 1 PM in 4 Assembly constituencies bypoll in West Bengal is as follows:

Darjeeling: 49.70%

Islampur: 49.35%

Habibpur: 46.35%

Bhatpara: 48.20%

EC demands report from DM, Darjeeling after GJM/BJP supported candidate Neeraj Zimba entered polling booth with armed security men. 

* Around 12% turnout recorded in bypoll for Dehri's Assembly constituency in Bihar till 9 AM

There were reports of EVM glitches in Sulur and officials were attending to it.

Polling underway at all 1300 polling booths across 4 assembly constituencies of Aravakurichi, Sulur, Ottapidaram and Tiruparankundram in Tamil Nadu

* Voting underway for by-election to the Sulur assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu.