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Uttar Pradesh's Sikandra bypoll: Voting underway, counting of votes to be held on Dec 24

The BJP has fielded Pal's son Ajit Pal Singh, who will fight mainly against Seema Sachan of the Samajwadi Party and Prabhakar of the Congress party.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: December 21, 2017 9:46 IST ]
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Polling in Uttar Pradesh's Sikandra Assembly constituency is underway. Over 3.21 lakh people are eligible to vote at 391 polling booths voting for which began at 8 am and continue till 5 pm. Counting of votes will be done on December 24.

The BJP has fielded Pal's son Ajit Pal Singh, who will fight mainly against Seema Sachan of the Samajwadi Party and Prabhakar of the Congress party. A total of 12 aspirants are in the contest, including five independent candidates.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and state BJP chief Mahendra Nath Pandey campaigned for the party candidate Ajit Pal Singh.

Sikandra seat, which comes under Kanpur Dehat district, was vacated after the death of the incumbent BJP MLA Mathura Prasad Pal who passed away on July 22 due to prolonged illness.

The saffron party had won the Sikandra seat comfortably in the Assembly election held in March with Mathura Prasad Pal winning by over 38,000 votes.

Meanwhile, elections are also being held today in Radhakrishnan Nagar Assembly constituency in Chennai, Pakke-Kasang and Likbali in Arunachal Pradesh and Sabang in West Bengal.

 

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