STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Brisk polling in Neyattinkara by-election

In this triangular fight, former union minister and Bharatiya Janata Party candidate O. Rajagopal poses a challenge to F. Lawrence of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) and R. Selvaraj of the Congress party.

Published: 02nd June 2012 11:48 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th September 2012 06:58 PM   |  A+A-

By IANS

Despite lashing rain, people turned out in large numbers to cast their votes Saturday morning at all the 143 polling booths in the Neyattinkara assembly by-election.

Polling began at 7 a.m. and after two hours, 17.60 percent voters had cast their votes, said the chief electoral officer. Polling closes at 5 p.m.

The total number of voters in Neyattinkara constituency is 164,856 -- 85,441 women and 79,415 men.

In this triangular fight, former union minister and Bharatiya Janata Party candidate O. Rajagopal poses a challenge to F. Lawrence of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) and R. Selvaraj of the Congress party.

Selvaraj became a Congress candidate after quitting the CPI-M in March. He had won the April 2011 assembly election with 6,702 votes.

That time, the total voters in the constituency were 157,004, of which 71.15 percent had cast their votes.

Stay up to date on all the latest Kerala news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp