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UP By-poll: Approx 33 pc votes polled in Suar, Chhanbey till 3 pm


 Approximately 33 per cent out of 6.62 lakh votes were polled on Chhanbey and Suar assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh where by-election is being held amidst tight security arrangements till 1 pm on Wednesday, the Election Commission officer said.

As per the data of the Election Commission while 32.64 per cent votes were polled for Chhanbey seat, Suar seat registered a voter turnout of 33.66 per cent.

Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Ajay Kumar Shukla said that polling continues peacefully and the counting of votes will be done on May 13, he said.

It may be noted that while by-election on Chhanbey assembly seat in Mirzapur district was necessitated due to death of sitting Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Rahul Kol, the by-poll on Suar seat in Rampur district is being held due to disqualification of Samajwadi Party MLA Abdullah Azam Khan, son of senior party leader Mohammad Azam Khan, after being convicted by the court.

The polling continues peacefully in two assembly segments as no untoward incident was reported so far, Samajwadi Party (SP) alleged that Muslim dominated areas voters were not being allowed to cast their votes in Suar in Rampur district and were being harassed by the police.

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