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Jind Bypoll Live Updates: 15% voter turnout in first two hours

By Newsd
Updated on :
Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Phase V
Source: India Today

Peaceful polling is underway in Jind Vidhan Sabha seat of Haryana amid tight security. Voting for the high-stake bypoll to the Jind assembly constituency began at 7 am on Monday and will continue till 5 pm. According to the Election Commission, counting of votes will take place on January 31.

A total of 21 candidates are in the fray including Congress’ Randeep Singh Surjewala and ruling BJP’s Krishan Middha. The Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) has given ticket to Umed Singh Redhu. The bypoll was necessitated following the death of INLD MLA Hari Chand Middha in August last year.

Live Updates

10:50 AM: Dhanoo Devi, a 92-year-old woman, cast her vote at polling station number 111 in Jind.

10:25 AM: 15% voter turnout in first two hours

Bypoll to Haryana’s Jind seat sees 15 per cent voter turnout in first two hours.

9:50 AM: Despite the early morning chill, voters could be seen queued up at some of the polling stations. The voting started at 7 am and will continue till 5 PM.

9:45 AM: Tight security arrangements have been put in place for the voting. Over 3,000 Haryana Police personnel and para-military forces have been stationed in the constituency.

9:35 AM: Jind, Haryana: Randeep Surjewala offers prayers at Somnath temple. He is the Congress candidate for the by-election to the legislative assembly constituency of Jind.