By-elections in Rajasthan, West Bengal underway

electionThe bypolls for both Lok Sabha and Assembly seats in Rajasthan’s Ajmer, Alwar and Mandalgarh are underway, with a poor turnout of 5.35 per cent so far. The voting began at 8 am and will continue till 6 pm.

According to reports, Alwar recorded 5.42 per cent, Ajmer recorded 5.25 per cent, and Mandalgarh Assembly constituency recorder 6.42 per cent so far.

The EVM (Electronic Voting Machines) would be displaying the pictures of the candidates for the first time to avoid any kind of confusion among the voters, according to reports.

Meanwhile, the voting is underway in West Bengal for the Lok Sabha seat of Uluberia and Noapara Assembly constituency.

The bypolls in the three constituencies were necessitated following the deaths of Sultan Ahmed, TMC MP from Uluberia and Madhusudan Ghose, Congress MLA in Noapara.

The counting of votes in Rajasthan and West Bengal will be done on February 1, 2018.