Counting of votes of the by-elections that was held on Saturday has begun for Lok Sabha and eight Assembly Constituencies, spread across six States and one Union Territory on Tuesday.
The by-poll election for the the Lok Sabha seats are Lakhimpur in Assam, Shahdol in Madhya Pradesh and Coochbehar and Tamluk Parliamentary seats in West Bengal.
The State Assembly seats are in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Tripura and the Union Territory of Puducherry.
The counting of votes for Lakhimpur Lok Sabha and Baithalangso assembly by polls in Assam is being held today amid tight security. Over 66 percent polling was reported at Lakhimpur Lok Sabha seat while over 74 percent voters exercised their voting rights at Baithalangso assembly seat.
The bypoll result will be the first test for the Sarbanand Sonowal led BJP government as well as newly appointed state Congress President Ripun Bora.
For Tamil Nadu, the results will be announced today for Thanjavur, Aravakurichi and Tiruparakundram Assembly bye-elections held on 19th of this month. The results are expected soon since voting was held through Electronic Voting Machines.
In Puducherry, counting of votes of the Nellithoppe assembly by-election has begun. Election Department has made all arrangements for counting.
Police has put in place a three-tier security for Bharathidasan Women’s College in the city where counting is underway. As by-poll was held in a single constituency the result is expected by 10 am.
Counting of votes in Tripura for the by-poll in Barjala and Khowai assembly constituencies began at 8 am today amidst tight security.
In these constituencies polling was held on 19 November. Mainly four parties i.e. CPI (M), TMC, Congress and BJP are in the fray. There are around 39,000 voters in each constituency.