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46 per cent turnout in Dwarka

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Ballot Day: Voters showing their ID cards after casting their votes for the Delhi Assembly by-elections in Dwarka constituency on Thursday.
Ballot Day: Voters showing their ID cards after casting their votes for the Delhi Assembly by-elections in Dwarka constituency on Thursday.

Special Correspondent

Polling passed off peacefully without any major untoward incident

NEW DELHI: Despite rain almost all through the day, Dwarka reported 46.56 per cent polling for the Delhi Assembly by-election on Thursday.

The polling passed off peacefully without any major untoward incident. Nearly 1,000 polling officials and 500 Delhi Police personnel were deployed for the by-election that was necessitated by the resignation of sitting MLA Mahabal Mishra upon his election to the Lok Sabha from West Delhi.

The contest for the seat was primarily between Congress candidate Tilottama Chaudhary and Praduman Rajput of the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Overall there were 140,499 voters for the by-election of whom 79,949 were males and 60,550 were females. The polling took place at 142 polling stations located in 19 polling premises. Of these, two with a total of 18 polling stations had been declared sensitive and additional police force had been deployed there.

Long queues of voters were seen outside some of the polling booths. Women also turned out in large numbers to vote.

The fate of the 13 candidates in the race will be known on September 17 when the counting takes place.

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