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Bypolls peaceful,high turnout in Guj,TN

Moderate to heavy polling was recorded in by-elections to nine assembly constituencies and one Lok Sabha seat spread over four states which passed off peacefully

Moderate to heavy polling was recorded in by-elections to nine assembly constituencies and one Lok Sabha seat spread over four states which passed off peacefully on Sunday.

Fifty-five to 60 per cent turnout was registered in Udupi-Chikmagular Lok Sabha seat in Karnataka and nearly 67 per cent in seven assembly constituencies in Andhra Pradesh. Seventy-five per cent voters exercised their franchise each for Mansa assembly seat in Gujarat and Sankarankovil (SC) in Tamil Nadu.

Nearly 67 per cent polling was recorded in the seven assembly constituencies in Andhra Pradesh,State Chief Electoral Officer Bhanwar Lal told reporters in Hyderabad.

Six seats — Kollapur,Nagarkurnool,Mahabubnagar,Kamareddy,Adilabad and Station Ghanpur — are in Telangana region and the seventh,Kovur,is in coastal Andhra. The by-elections to five of these constituencies were necessitated by the resignation of sitting MLAs in support of separate Telangana demand.