Counting of votes will be taken up on Tuesday for the by-polls to Firozabad Lok Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh and 31 Assembly seats spread across seven States held on Saturday.
In the Firozabad Lok Sabha seat, politician-turned-actor Raj Babbar is the Congress candidate and is pitted against SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav’s daughter-in-law Dimple. The by-poll was necessitated as SP chief’s son Akhilesh vacated the seat and retained Kannauj.
The polling, which saw a turnout of over 60 per cent, was by and large peaceful.
In Uttar Pradesh, the by-elections were held in 11 Assembly constituencies-Powagan (SC), Lucknow West, Padrouna, Rari, Isauli, Jhansi, Kolasala, Hainsar Bazar, Lalitpur, Etawah and Bharthana.
By-polls were held in 10 Assembly seats in West Bengal- Kalchini (ST), Raiganj (SC), Sujapur, Goalpokhar, Bongaon, Contai South, Egra, Serampore, Alipore and Belgachia East.
In Belgachia East, Ramala, widow of State’s former transport minister Subhas Chakraborty, has banked heavily on sympathy votes with actor Mithun Chakraborty and CPI(M) Polit Bureau member Biman Bose campaigning for her.