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Assembly Bypolls Voting Highlights: Over 93% polling in Munugode; SP alleges booth capture by BJP in Gokarannath

The seats that are voting today are Adampur in Haryana; Andheri East (Maharashtra); Gopalganj and Mokama in Bihar; Munugode in Telangana; Gola Gokarannath in Uttar Pradesh; and Dhamnagar in Odisha.

By: Express Web Desk
New Delhi | Updated: November 5, 2022 08:26 IST
Bypoll Election 2022 Live: The votes will be counted on November 6.

Assembly Bypolls 2022 Highlights:   The Samajwadi Party (SP) on Thursday alleged that some polling centres have been captured by workers of the ruling BJP in Gola Gokarannath constituency in Uttar Pradesh. However, a senior official told PTI that voting was going on peacefully there. In the first five hours of polling, an average voter turnout of over 33 per cent was recorded in the constituency where  SP and BJP are directly contesting  as Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Congress decided to stay away from the poll.

Meanwhile, over 93 per cent voting was reported in Telangana’s Munugode and Haryana’s Adampur. A voter turnout of 31.90 per cent was recorded in Mokama and Gopalganj assembly constituencies in Bihar till 1 PM.  Adampur constituency, which is considered a  litmus test for the BJP-JJP ruling alliance in Haryan was  necessitated following Kuldeep Bishnoi’s exit from Congress and move to the BJP in August.

The Andheri battle is significant for the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena as it is the first election following a rebellion spearheaded by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and other MLAs.  The bypoll became necessary following the sudden demise of Shiv Sena MLA Ramesh Latke in May. TheRamesh Latke’s wife Rutuja is the Thackeray-led Sena’s candidate. There are six more nominees in the fray but none from the ruling alliance. The BJP withdrew its candidate Murji Patel following appeals from the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) and the NCP, among others.

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Mokama, Adampur, Andheri East, Gopalganj,  Munugode, Gola Gokarannath, and Dhamnagar bypolls; Voting begins. Follow Live Updates

21:55 (IST)03 Nov 2022
Gola Gokarannath bypoll: Over 57 pc votes polled, SP alleges booth capture by BJP

An estimated turnout of more than 57 per cent was reported in the polling in Gola Gokarannath assembly constituency of Uttar Pradesh where bypolls were held on Thursday. SDM/Returning officer Gola, Anurag Singh said 57.35 per cent polling was reported at the close of polling at 6 pm but the actual figure may vary after the final tally of figures later, PTI reported.

19:55 (IST)03 Nov 2022
Odisha bypoll: 58.53 pc votes polled till 5 pm; two injured in clashes

Amidst allegations of rigging and clashes between supporters of rival candidates, a total of 58.53 per cent of 2.38 lakh voters exercised their franchise till 5 pm in Dhamnagar assembly by-election in Odisha on Thursday, an Election Commission official said. Chief Electoral Officer S K Lohani said that the final turnout is expected to be higher as many voters were still in queues and polling will continue beyond 6 pm.

"By the time voting ends, the polling percentage is likely to increase substantially. The final turnout will be known after polling parties return and make reports," he said. Referring to allegations of rigging and clashes, he said that the polling was by and large peaceful. "There was no violence near the polling booths. One or two minor cases came to our notice, and those took place away from the polling stations," he said. (PTI)

19:03 (IST)03 Nov 2022
Nearly 70 pc voter turnout an hour before deadline in Adampur bypoll

A turnout of nearly 70 per cent was recorded an hour before deadline in Haryana's Adampur Assembly segment where by-elections are underway on Thursday, data showed. The outcome of the bypoll will decide if the Bhajan Lal family will retain the family bastion of five decades.

Polling began at 7 am and will continue till 6 pm. Nearly 1.71 lakh voters are eligible to cast their votes. Counting of votes will be taken up on November 6.  A poll percentage of 10.5 was recorded in the first two hours. The turnout hit 22.51 per cent at 11 am, 41.24 per cent at 1 pm, 55.12 per cent at 3 pm and 69.21 till 5 pm, according to Election Commission of India data. (PTI)

17:23 (IST)03 Nov 2022
More than 45 per cent voter turnout recorded till 3 pm

An average voter turnout of 45.60 per cent was recorded till 3 pm Thursday in the by-elections to seven assembly constituencies underway in six states, including Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, PTI reported. 

15:34 (IST)03 Nov 2022
Andheri East Assembly bypoll: Nearly 17 pc voter turnout recorded till 1 pm

A voter turnout of 16.89 per cent was recorded in the Andheri East Assembly byelection in Mumbai till 1 pm on Thursday, an official said. Polling for the byelection, which started at 7 am, will continue till 6 pm. The process is underway at 256 polling booths in the constituency.

"Till 1 pm, 16.89 per cent voters cast their votes," returning officer Prashant Patil told reporters. This is the first Assembly election in Maharashtra after the Uddhav Thackeray-helmed Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government collapsed in June this year following a revolt by Shiv Sena MLAs led by Eknath Shinde. Shinde subsequently became chief minister in alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). (PTI)

14:53 (IST)03 Nov 2022
In Pictures | By-polls underway in seven assembly constituencies

Gopalganj: Voters show their ink-marked fingers after casting their votes for the Gopalganj Assembly by-elections, in Gopalganj, Bihar, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022. (PTI Photo)
Lakhimpur: Voters click a selfie showing their ink-marked fingers after casting their votes in Uttar Pradesh's Gola Gokarannath constituency by-elections, in Lakhimpur, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022. (PTI Photo)
PPalampur: Vidhya Devi, an elderly voter shows her inked finger after casting her vote through postal ballot for the Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections, near Palampur, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022. (PTI Photo)
Lakhimpur: Voters show their ink-marked fingers after casting their votes in Uttar Pradesh's Gola Gokarannath constituency by-elections, in Lakhimpur, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022. (PTI Photo)

14:25 (IST)03 Nov 2022
38.75 per cent votes cast in Dhamnagar by-poll till 1 pm, 2 injured in clash

A total 38.75 per cent voters exercised their franchise in the Dhamnagar assembly by-poll till 1 pm on Thursday, an Election Commission official said.

Despite the strict security for the day, there were reports of clashes between BJD and BJP workers in polling booths 169 and 170 at Rameswarpur in the constituency while voting was on and two persons were injured.

The local police said the clash occured when workers of one party tried to put up posters inside the prohibited 100 m distance from the polling booth and was resisted by supporters of the other party.

A case was registered at the local police station on the basis of allegations of the two sides and the injured were taken to a nearby hospital, the police said. (PTI)

13:52 (IST)03 Nov 2022
Over 41% voting in Adampur till 1PM

Haryana's Adampur recorded 41.24 per cent polling till 1 PM. 

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13:30 (IST)03 Nov 2022
Andheri records 16.89% polling till 1 PM

Andheri-East constituency witnessed a poll percentge of  16.8 till 1 PM.

13:28 (IST)03 Nov 2022
Telangana: BJP alleges money distribution to voters by TRS

Telangana BJP leader Bandi Sanjay Kumar spoke to  Sri Vikas Raj , IAS, and Election Commissioner over phone and complained about money distribution by TRS MLAs & Leaders in Munugode.

Meanwhile, Munugode recorded a poll percentage of 41.3 till 1 PM.

13:12 (IST)03 Nov 2022
Gujarat election dates announced!

In case you've tuned in, here's an update on the Gujarat Gujarat Assembly elections. The state will vote in two phases on December 1 and 5, and the results will be declared on December 8, the Election Commission has just announced. Read more here

12:18 (IST)03 Nov 2022
22.51 pc votes polled till 11 am in Adampur

A poll percentage of 22.51 was recorded in the first four hours after polling began in Haryana's Adampur Assembly segment where bypolls are underway on Thursday.

The outcome of the bypoll will decide if the Bhajan Lal family will retain the family bastion of five decades.

Polling began at 7 am and will continue till 6 pm. Nearly 1.71 lakh voters are eligible to cast their votes. Counting of votes will be taken up on November 6.

A poll percentage of 22.51 was recorded as of 11 am, according to Election Commission of India data. (PTI)

Voters wait to cast their votes at a polling station in Haryana. (Express Photo)
11:51 (IST)03 Nov 2022
Bihar bypolls: 24.17% voter turnout recorded till 11 am

A voter turnout of 24.17 per cent was recorded till 11 am in Mokama and Gopalganj assembly constituencies in Bihar where polling was underway for by-elections on Thursday, officials said.

While Mokama recorded 27.30 per cent voter turnout, Gopalganj saw 21.76 per cent turnout till 11 am, they said.

Long queues were seen outside many booths as people turned up early to exercise their franchise, officials said.

The bypolls to the two seats are the first election in the state after the formation of the 'Mahagthabandhan' government around three months back.  (PTI)

11:44 (IST)03 Nov 2022
Munugode see 25.8% polling

Telangana's Munugode recorded 25.8 per cent voting till 11 AM. 

11:27 (IST)03 Nov 2022
10.25 per cent polling in first 2 hours in Dhamnagar by-poll

An average 10.25 per cent votes cast in the first two hours of polling in Odisha's Dhamnagar assembly constituency, where the by-election exercise began at 7 am on Thursday, an EC official said.

Long queues were seen in front of the polling stations even before voting started.

The voting process, which is being held under tight security, will continue till 6 PM. (PTI)

11:23 (IST)03 Nov 2022
Gokarannath bypoll: Over 10 per cent votes polled, SP alleges booth capture by BJP

An average voter turnout of over 10 per cent has been recorded in the first two hours of polling in the Gola Gokarannath constituency of Uttar Pradesh where bypolls are underway on Thursday.

While a senior official said voting was going on peacefully, the Samajwadi Party (SP) alleged that some polling centres have been captured by workers of the ruling BJP.

'Polling centres in Lalahapur, Madanpur and Lakshmanjati in Gola Gokarannath assembly have been captured by BJP workers. SP voters, booth in-charges and agents have been driven away. The Election Commission should take cognisance of this and ensure fair polls,' the SP tweeted in Hindi. (PTI)

10:51 (IST)03 Nov 2022
Munugode bypoll: TRS candidate Kusukuntla Prabhakar Reddy cast his vote

TRS candidate  Kusukuntla Prabhakar Reddy cast his vote in his town Lingavarigudem in Munugodu Constituency. 

10:35 (IST)03 Nov 2022
Andheri: Thackeray-led Sena candidate Rutuja Latke cast her vote

10:14 (IST)03 Nov 2022
11 per cent polling in Adampur

11 per cent polling was recorded in Adampur at 10 am. Voting is progressing peacefully. 

10:09 (IST)03 Nov 2022
Voting process continues peacefully in Andheri: Official

The voting for  Andheri East consituency is continuing peacefully at all 256 polling stations, according to Mumbai Suburban District Press statement.

The statement said all staffs are present on duty at all polling stations from 6 am and units of various security forces including Mumbai Police Force have also been deployed for security arrangements.

List of polling stations

Here is how the parties stack up in the electoral contests.

Munugode (Over 2.41 lakh voters)

It is a high-stakes battle for the ruling TRS as it wants to check the expanding footprint of the BJP in the state while the Opposition party wants to prove that it is a force to reckon with in Telangana. The Congress, the primary Opposition party, seems to have been relegated to the third position and will be out to prove its doubters wrong. The TRS has nominated former MLA Kusukuntla Prabhakar Reddy; the BJP candidate is Komatireddy Raj Gopal Reddy; and the Congress has fielded Palvai Sravanthi Reddy, the daughter of former Rajya Sabha MP Palvai Govardhan Reddy.

Gola Gokarnath (Over 3.90 lakh voters)

It is a direct contest between the BJP and the SP, with the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Congress staying away from the contest. It is a prestige battle for the ruling party as it does not want to lose a constituency it won just nine months ago. A victory for the SP will allow it to claim that the BJP “failed at administration, law and order, and other aspects of governance” since returning to power in March. The BJP has fielded Arvind Giri’s 26-year-old son Aman Giri. The SP will be represented by former MLA Vinay Tiwari.

Gopalganj (Around 2 6 lakh voters)

This is a prestige battle for the RJD as the BSP has fielded Indira, the wife of Sadhu Yadav who is RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s brother-in-law. Sadhu Yadav is a former MLA and MP from the area. This is not the first time he has taken on candidates fielded by the RJD. Once very close to Lalu, the two have drifted apart since 2005 because Sadhu was involved in a series of controversies and scraps during the RJD’s tenure in Bihar.

Mokama (2.7 lakh voters)

RJD strongman Anant Singh who has been winning the seat since 2005 — he won it for both the JD(U) and the RJD as well as an Independent — recently lost his Assembly membership following his conviction in an Arms Act case. The contest seems to be tilted in favour of the ruling “Mahagathbandan (Grand Alliance)” but the BJP is throwing its all to deal the alliance a blow. The BJP is contesting from Mokama for the first time as the saffron party, on previous occasions, left the seat to its allies.

Dhamnagar (2.4 lakh voters)

 BJP has fielded Sethi’s son Suryabanshi Suraj to gain momentum ahead of 2024 when it is expected to go all out against the BJD. The ruling party has fielded Abanti Das, a member of a woman self-help group (SHG), a move being considered by many as a peek into the future. The BJD is being increasingly seen as nurturing SHGs in the state, primarily those meant for women, as a formidable vote bank.

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First published on: 03-11-2022 at 07:22 IST
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