Over 60 percent turnout in Uttar Pradesh's Alapur Assembly constituency till 5 pm

Polling in the constituency was originally scheduled for February 27 in the fifth of the seven-phase Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.

Published: 09th March 2017 04:19 PM  |   Last Updated: 09th March 2017 07:53 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

LUCKNOW: Over 60 percent polling was today recorded in Alapur Assembly constituency in Ambedkarnagar district, official sources said.
    
"60.06 per cent turnout was recorded till 5 PM," the state election office said here.
    
Voting for the reserved constituency (SC) was postponed after Samajwadi Party candidate Chandrashekhar Kanaujia died of a heart attack while campaigning in Ambedkarnagar on February 12.
    
Polling in the constituency was originally scheduled for February 27 in the fifth of the seven-phase Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.
    
According to the law, if a candidate of a recognised party dies, it is given time to field a new candidate and the polling is fixed for another date.
    
The seat is currently held by Bhim Prasad Sonkar of the Samajwadi Party, but he was not fielded this time.
    
After the death of 40-year-old Kanaujia, the ruling SP has fielded his widow Sangita Chaudhary. Besides, there are nine candidates, including those from the BJP and the BSP, in the fray.
    
In view of this polling, the Election Commission postponed the telecast of exit polls till 5:30 PM today. 

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