Noorpur Assembly Bypoll Result: In what could be seen as a major boost for the Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh, the party won the Assembly bypoll in Noorpur. SP candidate Naimul Hasan got over 6000 votes. Noorpur bypoll was necessitated following the death of sitting BJP MLA Lokendra Singh Chauhan.
AS IT HAPPENED
By-poll Results Live News and Updates 12:10 pm: Samajwadi Party wins Noorpur Assembly bypoll in Uttar Pradesh.
By-poll Results Live News and Updates 09:40 am: Samajwadi Party's Naimul Hasan leading on Noorpur Assembly seat. Hasan gets 8741 votes after seven rounds of counting.
By-poll Results Live News and Updates 08:15 am: Counting of votes has started for Noorpur Assembly bypoll.
In Noorpur, the direct contest is between Bharatiya Janata Party candidate and late MLA's wife Avani Singh and Samajwadi Party candidate Naimul-Hasan. A total of 10 candidates in Noorpur are in the fray.
At least 3.06 lakh voters were eligible to exercise their franchise in Noorpur. The voting percentage was registered at 61 per cent.
The voting was marred by the reported glitches in at least 170 polling booths in Noopur and Kairana, where Lok Sabha bypolls were held on the same day. A multi-party delegation had filed a complaint with the Election Commission claiming faults in the EVMs and disruption in polling. After due consideration, the EC ordered repolling at 73 booths in Kairana but passed no such order for Noorpur Assembly bypolls.