Election Commission: Bypolls to 51 assembly seats and two Lok Sabha seats in 18 states witness 57 percent voting turnout

In the by-polls of Monday, the states witnessed a moderate turnout of around 57 percent. Bypolls to 51 assembly seats and two Lok Sabha seats were held across 18 states on October 21.

According to the official statement by the Election Commission, the overall voting percentage in all these states was 56.84 percent. Uttar Pradesh saw a very low voter-turnout at 47.05 percent. The state saw by-polls on its 11 assembly seats. Lucknow Cantonment constituency seat witnessed the lowest at 28.53 percent in the state.

Kerala by-polls were disturbed by heavy rain in the region. Especially the region of Ernakulam suffered majorly because of this and saw a mere 53.27 percent voter turnout.  By-polls in Kerala was held on a total of five assembly seats. In the other four seats, The voting percentage was above 66 percent. Aroor seat saw the highest voting percentage at 75.74 in the state.

In Gujarat, the six assembly seats saw an average of 51 percent average voter turnout. Khonsa West seat in Arunachal Pradesh saw a high voter turnout of 90 percent. it was the maximum turnout on any seat on Monday. Chitrakot in Chhattisgarh saw 74 percentage voting while Huzurnagar in Telangana witness 84 percentage. Jhabua in Madhya Pradesh saw 62 percent and Shella in Meghalaya saw 84.56 percent voting.

Assam saw an average of 75.69 percent voting on its four assembly seats. Himachal Pradesh saw an average turnout of nearly 70 percent in Pachhad and Dharamshala seats while the figure was 60 percent in the bypolls to four Punjab assembly seats — Phagwara (reserve), Jalalabad, Dakha and Mukerian.

Vikravandi and Nanguneri Assembly seats in Tami Nadu saw a turnout of 84.36 percent and 66.10 percent respectively. In Sikkim, an average turnout of 70 percent was recorded on three seats.

Bihar saw a low turnout of voters at a mere figure of 49.50 percent. Here, bypolls were held on five assembly seats and Samatipur Lok Sabha seat. The turnout was over 60 percent in the bypolls to Satara Lok Sabha seat in Maharashtra.

The Election Commission had earlier announced bypolls to 15 assembly seats in Karnataka too. But now the polls will happen in December month.

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