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By-elections were held for 2LS, 12 assembly seats.

In Andhra Pradesh, the by-election for the Tirupati (SC) Lok Sabha seat saw a turnout of around 64%.

PTI

Published on APR 18, 2021 02:05 AM IST



By-elections were held for two parliamentary constituencies in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka and on Saturday, 12 assembly seats were spread across 10 states.

The by-election in Pipli assembly seat of Odisha was postponed on Wednesday after the death of Congress candidate Ajit Mangraj due to Kovid-19. In Nagaland, H. Chuba Chang of the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party, according to the Election Commission, was the only candidate elected unopposed from the Nokane Assembly seat.

In Andhra Pradesh, the by-election for the Tirupati (SC) Lok Sabha seat saw a turnout of around 64%. The opposition Telugu Desam, BJP and the Congress demanded cancellation of the by-election, alleging that the ruling YSR Congress incited a fake vote. Later, the Election Commission directed the collectors of Chittoor and SPS Nellore districts to ensure fair voting. In September last year, Tirupati went to the by-election due to the death of YSRC MLA Balli Durga Prasad Rao.

In Karnataka, voting took place in Belgaum Lok Sabha seat and Basavakalyan and Maski assembly seats. The bypass was required from Belgaum after the death of Union Minister Suresh Angadi. Madhya Pradesh’s Damoh assembly seat saw 60% turnout in the by-election, while Uttarakhand’s Salt assembly seat polled 43% in the by-election. The by-election in Serchhip assembly seat of Mizoram saw around 70% turnout. Rajasthan also voted for Sahara, Rajsamand and Sujangarh seats; Pandharpur-Mangalveda constituency in Solapur district of Maharashtra; Morwa Hadaf (ST) assembly seat of Panchmahal, Gujarat; Nagarjuna Sagar seat in Telangana and Madhupur seat in Jharkhand.

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