Bypolls 2023 Highlights: Voting Underway For Key Polls In 7 Seats In 6 States, 1st Major Test For INDIA Bloc

The states where bypolls are being held today include Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Kerala, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand and Tripura.

Bypolls 2023 Highlights: Voting Underway For Key Polls In 7 Seats In 6 States, 1st Major Test For INDIA Bloc

In all seven seats, votes will be counted on September 8.

New Delhi:

Voting is underway for by-elections in seven assembly seats in six states. The seats where bypolls are being held today include Ghosi in Uttar Pradesh, Dhupguri in West Bengal, Puthuppally in Kerala, Bageshwar in Uttarakhand, Dumri in Jharkhand and Boxanagar and Dhanpur in Tripura. In all seven seats, votes will be counted on September 8. This is being seen as a litmus test for the opposition's INDIA bloc that has resolved to contest elections "together as far as possible". 

Here are the Highlights on bypolls in six states:

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Sep 05, 2023 22:17 (IST)
Tripura Bypolls: 87% Voter Turnout Recorded
Nearly 87 per cent voter turnout was recorded till the end of polling in the by-elections to Dhanpur and Boxanagar assembly seats in Tripura's Sepahijala district on Tuesday, an official said.

Dhanpur recorded 89.20 per cent polling and 83.92 per cent voting was registered in Boxanagar constituency, chief electoral officer (CEO) Puneet Agarwal told PTI.
Sep 05, 2023 22:14 (IST)
Puthuppally Bypoll: Over 72.91% Turnout Recorded Till 5 pm
As voting in the by-election for the Puthuppally assembly constituency in Kottayam district of Kerala concluded on Tuesday evening, it saw around 72.91 per cent of the over 1.76 lakh voters turning up to exercise their franchise.
Sep 05, 2023 22:12 (IST)
Dumri Bypoll: Over 64.84% Turnout Recorded Till 5 pm
More than 55 per cent of the electorate cast their votes on Tuesday to seal the fate of five candidates in the fray for the Bageshwar assembly bypoll in Uttarakhand.
Sep 05, 2023 22:10 (IST)
Bageshwar Bypoll: Over 55% Voter Turnout Till 5 pm
More than 55 per cent of the electorate cast their votes on Tuesday to seal the fate of five candidates in the fray for the Bageshwar assembly bypoll in Uttarakhand.

Sep 05, 2023 22:09 (IST)
Ghosi Bypoll: Over 49% Turnout Recorded Till 5 pm
More than 49 per cent of the electorate in Uttar Pradesh's Ghosi assembly constituency cast their votes till 5 pm for the bypoll today.
Sep 05, 2023 19:32 (IST)
Dhupguri Bypoll: External BJP Leaders Found In Party Office During Voting
Two BJP leaders, Falakata MLA Dipak Barman and district party president Bapi Goswami, who are not residents of the constituency, were found in a party office. 

One of them, the BJP district president, had to leave as he could not show any document allowing him entry into Dhupguri during the voting.

As per the rules, outsiders are not permitted to enter the constituency during voting. Acting on a tip-off, the police reached that office and sought to know whether they had permission to stay in Dhupguri during voting.

Sep 05, 2023 18:43 (IST)
Dhupguri Bypoll: 75.82% Voter Turnout Logged Till 5 pm
Around 76 per cent of 2.6 lakh eligible voters exercised their franchise in the by-election to the Dhupguri assembly seat in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district till 5 pm on Tuesday, an Election Commission official said.

All the booths are manned by central paramilitary forces, and the casting of votes will continue till 6:30 pm, he said.
Sep 05, 2023 17:41 (IST)
Tripura Bypolls: 76% Turnout Recorded Till 3 pm In 2 Seats
An average voter turnout of 76 per cent was recorded till 3 pm of polling in the by-elections to Dhanpur and Boxanagar assembly seats in Tripura's Sepahijala district. 

Sep 05, 2023 17:37 (IST)
Ghosi Bypoll: 43.24% Turnout Recorded Till 3 pm
More than 43 per cent of the electorate in Uttar Pradesh's Ghosi assembly constituency cast their votes till 3 pm for the bypoll on Tuesday, the first electoral showdown in the state after the formation of the opposition INDIA bloc.  Voting is slated to conclude at 6 pm.

Sep 05, 2023 14:49 (IST)
Ghosi Bypoll: 33.52% Turnout Recorded Till 1 pm
Over 33 per cent of the electorate in Uttar Pradesh's Ghosi Assembly constituency cast their votes till 1 pm for the by-election on Tuesday, the first electoral showdown in Uttar Pradesh after the formation of the opposition INDIA bloc. Voting began at 7 am and is being held at 455 polling stations. It is slated to conclude at 6 pm.
Sep 05, 2023 13:04 (IST)
Tripura Bypolls: Over 40% Turnout Recorded Till 11 am
Amid heavy security, polling for the by-elections in Tripura's two Assembly constituencies of Boxanagar and Dhanpur is underway with over 40% turnout being recorded in the first four hours of balloting. Police said that there has been no untoward incident in the two segments under the Sepahijala district.
Sep 05, 2023 11:58 (IST)
Puthuppally Bypoll: 26.6% Turnout Recorded Till 11 am
Voting for the by-election in the Puthuppally assembly constituency in Kerala's Kottayam district continued briskly with men, women and youngsters lining up early at booths that opened for polling at 7 am on Tuesday. Within the first four hours of polling, there was a turnout of 26.6 per cent as evidenced by the long queues outside many of the total 182 polling stations in the constituency. Till 11 am, 46,928 voters -- 24,682 men and 22,246 women -- had cast their votes, the district administration said. There are over 1.76 lakh registered voters in the constituency.
Sep 05, 2023 11:54 (IST)
Bypolls 2023: Voting Underway In 7 Seats In 6 States
Sep 05, 2023 11:54 (IST)
Bageshwar Bypoll: 26% Turnout Recorded Till 11 am
A voters' turnout of 26% was recorded till 11 am in the bypoll in Uttarakhand's Bageshwar.
Sep 05, 2023 10:07 (IST)
Dhupguri Bypoll: 17% Voters' Turnout Recorded In First 2 Hours
Over 17 per cent voting was recorded in the by-election to Dhupguri assembly seat in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district in the first two hours of polling, an official said. Polling began, amid tight security, at 7 am across 260 booths in the constituency, and the poll percentage stood at 17.25 till 9 am, he said. "The polling has been peaceful so far. No untoward incident has been reported," the Election Commission official said. (PTI)
Sep 05, 2023 09:19 (IST)
Dhanpur Bypoll: Voting Underway In Tripura's Dhanpur
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