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  • 2:40 PM IST
    Assembly By-polls 2019 LIVE: In Kerala’s Pala, 13.2 per cent electorate cast their votes till 9 AM. Some 1,79,107 electorate are casting their vote for the 13 candidates in the fray. The Assembly bypoll was necessitated by the death of its Kerala Congress (Mani) MLA K.M.Mani in April. Mani had represented Pala since 1965.
  • 11:38 AM IST

    Assembly By-polls 2019 LIVE: In Kerala’s Pala 13.2 per cent electorate had cast their votes till 9 AM. The Assembly bypoll was necessitated by the death of its Kerala Congress (Mani) MLA K.M.Mani in April. Mani had represented Pala since 1965.

  • 11:16 AM IST

    Assembly By-polls 2019 LIVE: Voting underway in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada, UP’s Hamirpur, Tripura’s Bhadarghat and Kerala’s Pala constituency.

  • 10:25 AM IST
    Assembly By-polls 2019 LIVE: Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada records 12.7% voter turnout till 9 am. A total of nine candidates are in the fray for the byelection wherein ruling Congress has fielded Devti Karma, wife of Congress leader Mahendra Karma who was killed in the Jhiram valley Naxal attack in 2013, and BJP’s Ojaswi Mandavi, wife of slain Bhima Mandavi. In the 2018 assembly polls, Devti Karma had lost to Bhima Mandavi by a narrow margin of 2,172 votes. In 2013, Devti Karma had defeated Mandavi.
  • 9:47 AM IST

    Assembly By-polls 2019 LIVE: In UP’s Hamirpur, 257 polling stations have been set up and four zonal magistrates, 36 sector magistrates and 10 static magistrates deployed to ensure free and fair polls. A total of 4,01,497 electorate will exercise their franchise and 572 EVMs, along with 619 VVPAT machines set up for the purpose. BJP has fielded Yuvraj Singh, BSP Naushad Ali, Congress Hardeep Nishad and Samajwadi Party Manoj Prajapati. The CPI candidate is Jamal Alam Mansori. There are four Independent candidates in the fray, as well.

  • 8:45 AM IST

    Assembly By-polls 2019 LIVE: Voting begins in all 176 booths of Pala assembly constituency

  • 8:23 AM IST
    Assembly By-polls 2019 LIVE: The voting in three states excluding Chhattisgarh will continue till 6 PM. In Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada voting will be held till 3 PM. Dantewada was the only assembly constituency won by the BJP in the 2018 elections in the Bastar division, which consists of 12 Assembly segments.
  • 8:21 AM IST
    Assembly By-polls 2019 LIVE: Voting underway for Assembly bypolls in UP’s Hamirpur, Kerala’s Pala, Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada and Tripura ‘Bhadarghat.

Assembly By-polls 2019: The by-poll for Hamirpur Assembly constituency in Uttar Pradesh, Dantewada in Chhattisgarh, Pala in Kerala and Bhadarghat in Tripura is underway. The polling began at 7 AM and will end at 6 PM. According to the office of the state chief electoral officer, the counting of votes will take place on Friday and the results will be declared on the same day. Stay tuned to India.com for fastest updates on the by-elections.

The by-election in Hamirpur was necessitated following the conviction of former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Ashok Chandel in a murder case. He was awarded life imprisonment in the murder case of five persons.

Hamirpur constituency is witnessing a four-cornered contest, between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Bahujan Samaj Party, Samajwadi Party and the Congress candidates.  Nine candidates are in the fray and prominent among them are Yuwraj Singh (BJP), Hardeepak Nishad (Congress), Manoj Kumar Prajapati (SP), Naushad Ali (BSP) and Jamal Alam Mansoori (Communist Party of India).

Dantewada seat in Chhattisgarh fell vacant after sitting BJP MLA Bhima Mandavi was killed by alleged Naxals in April this year. Around 18,000 security personnel, including from paramilitary forces, have been deployed for safety of polling booths and carrying out search operations in the forest.

A total of nine candidates are in the fray for the byelection wherein ruling Congress has fielded Devti Karma, wife of Congress leader Mahendra Karma who was killed in the Jhiram valley Naxal attack in 2013, and BJP’s Ojaswi Mandavi, wife of slain Bhima Mandavi.

In the 2018 assembly polls, Devti Karma had lost to Bhima Mandavi by a narrow margin of 2,172 votes. In 2013, Devti Karma had defeated Mandavi.

In Pala, the by-election was necessitated following the demise of sitting legislator KM Mani (Kerala Congress-M). After the demise of KC(M) chief Mani, the party got split between Mani’s son Jose K Mani and a splinter faction led by senior leader PJ Joseph. Both the factions have accused each other of a hostile takeover of the party.

The seat is witnessing a tough fight between LDF, UDF and BJP-led NDA.  While the ruling LDF has fielded NCP leader Mani C Kappen as its candidate in the constituency, Jose Tom Pulikkunnel of Kerala Congress is the candidate of Congress-led UDF.  BJP’s Kottayam district president N Hari is the NDA candidate.

The Pala Assembly bypoll would be an acid test for parties as victory would give a big boost to their prospects in the by elections to five constituencies scheduled for October 21 in the state.

The Bhadarghat seat in Tripura fell vacant after the death of sitting MLA Dilip Sarkar. BJP candidate Mimi Majumder, Bulti Biswas of the Communist Party of India-Marxist-led Left Front, Congress’ Ratan Chandra Das and Mridul Kanti Sarkar of SUCI (C) are contesting against each other from the seat.