Bypoll: Counting of votes underway in 10 seats

RSTV Bureau

Counting of votes is underway in 10 assembly constituencies in eight states- Delhi, Karnataka, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Assam and Madhya Pradesh.

Thirty eight booths of Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency also vote on Thursday after the Election Commission ordered repolling following violence in the April 9 by-election, in which 8 people were killed in clashes with security forces in Kashmir.

File photo: Election officials inspecting electronic voting machines ahead of voting.

File photo: Election officials inspecting electronic voting machines ahead of voting.

Elections were held on Sunday in Rajouri Garden (Delhi), Litipara (Jharkhand), Nanjangud and Gundlupet (Karnataka), Dholpur (Rajasthan), Kanthi Dakshin (West Bengal), Ater and Bandhavgarh (Madhya Pradesh), Bhoranj (Himachal Pradesh) and Dhemaji (Assam).

An election that is being tipped as a semifinal ahead of the April 23 Delhi municipal elections, the Rajouri Garden’s seat has gained prominence in last one month.

bypoll was conducted in the seat after AAP legislator Jarnail Singh quit to contest against Shiromani Akali Dal chief Parkash Singh Badal in the Punjab assembly elections.

The by-election is a test for Kejriwal’s popularity after a lacklustre performance in assembly elections in Punjab and Goa.