Kairana Lok Sabha bypoll counting live on May 31: The crucial Lok Sabha constituency, which fell vacant after the death of BJP MP Hukum Singh, recorded a voter turnout of 54.17 per cent as voters battled heat wave and EVM glitches.
While the BJP is hoping to bounce back from the defeats in the bye-elections in Gorakhpur and Phulpur, opposition parties are mustering all their strength to oust BJP in the constituency.
Kairana constituency in the politically crucial state of Uttar Pradesh has virtually assumed the dimension of a strategic player in the run up to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
The Lok Sabha constituency fell vacant after the death of BJP MP Hukum Singh, whose daughter Mriganka Singh is now the party's candidate. She is fighting Rashtriya Lok Dal's Tabassum Hasan, who is supported by the Congress, the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party.
The Kairana Lok Sabha seat comprises five assembly segments: Nakur, Gangoh, Kairana, Thana Bhawan and Shamli. Around 14 lakh voters in Kairana will decide will decide the fate of candidates on May 28. Voting will start from 7am and end by 6pm.
Earlier ahead of the May 28 Lok Sabha bypoll in Kairana, authorities tightened security across the district.
The district authorities have divided the Uttar Pradesh constituency into 14 zones and 143 sectors, the official said.
He said 51 companies of central paramilitary forces would be deployed for the poll. Out of these, 26 would be stationed in Shamli district and 25 in Saharanpur district, the official said.