Staff Reporter

One candidate from the Congress and two Independents were main contestants

COIMBATORE: The Coimbatore Corporation reported 50.32 per cent polling in Friday’s by-election to Ward 62.

The number of votes in the ward is a little more than 8,400. Three candidates – one from the Congress and two Independents – were the main contestants.

There was no untoward incident during the polling at the Corporation’s primary school at K.K. Pudur, officials said.

The by-election was held following the death of Congress councillor Lalitha Pasupathy.

Similarly, the by-election to the twelve other posts vacant in various local bodies in Coimbatore took place peacefully amid police protection.

Polling in Pannimadai was disrupted for a brief when the members of the public complained there was en masse deletion of names from the electoral rolls.

Byelections were held for the vacant posts in Valparai Municipality, Alandurai Town Panchayat, Anaimalai Panchayat Union, Marappagoundenpudur Panchayat, Gudimangalam Union, Chellappampalayam Panchayat, Gudimangalam Panchayat, Tirupur Union Mudalipalayam, Karamadai Bellapalayam Panchayat, Sultanpet, Thondamuthur Union, Annur Union, Kariampalayam Panchayat.

Counting

Counting of votes for the by-elections are scheduled for Monday (March 2).

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