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All set for UP Assembly bypoll counting
Uttar Pradesh

All set for UP Assembly bypoll counting

Agency News

Lucknow, Oct 23 : All preparations are in place for counting of votes tomorrow for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly bypolls held on October 21.

The result will pave the way for the political parties to plan their strategy before the 2022 Assembly polls in the state.

The counting of votes will commence at 0800 hrs under tight security cover at all the 11 Assembly seats in the state and the results are expected by Thursday afternoon.
EC officials here on Wednesday said all preparation for a smooth conduct of the counting has been completed.

It will commence with postal ballots and thereafter 14 Electronic Voting machines(EVMs) would be taken in each round to complete the process.
The 11 Assembly seats at stake are Gangoh( Saharanpur), Rampur, Iglas( Aligarh), Lucknow Cantonment, Govind Nagar( Kanpur), Manikpur(Chitrakoot), Jaidpur( Barabanki), Jalalpur( Ambedkarnagar), Balha( Bahriach), Ghosi( Mau), and Pratapgarh.
However, in the bypolls, the average polling came down drastically at 47.05 per cent, which dropped by 13 per cent from the 2017 Assembly polls. In 2017 the average polling was around 60 per cent in these seats.

Of the 11 seats, eight were held by BJP, one by its alliance partner Apna Dal (S) and one each by the Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP).
(UNI)