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  • 8:31 PM IST

    Bypolls 2019 LIVE: Polling ended. Arunachal Pradesh’s Khonsa west constituency recorded highest 89 per cent turnout, while 11 constituencies in Uttar Pradesh recorded the lowest 44.71 per cent till 6 pm on Monday. Final results will be declared on October 24.

  • 8:28 PM IST

    Bypolls 2019 LIVE: 66.95% voter turnout recorded till 5 pm for the by-election in Puducherry.

  • 3:57 PM IST

    Bypolls 2019 LIVE Updates: 52.18% polling recorded till 3 pm in Dharamsala by-elections. The by-elections to Dharamsala was necessitated after sitting BJP MLA Kishan Kapoor was elected to the Lok Sabha this May.

  • 2:31 PM IST
    Bypolls 2019 LIVE Updates: After five hours of polling, the voter turnout in the rain-hit five assembly by-elections in Kerala on Monday touched 30 per cent as the Congress and BJP put up a brave face with the CPI-M looking confident of a good show.
    The worst affected was Ernakulam assembly constituency where voting at 12 noon touched a mere 20.80 per cent.

    The other constituencies affected by rains are Vatiyoorkavu (voting 30.03 per cent), Aroor (35.65 per cent) and Konni (35.07 per cent).
  • 2:20 PM IST
    Bypolls 2019 LIVE Updates: Nearly 40 per cent of the 82,137 voters exercised their franchise for by-elections to two Assembly seats in the BJP-ruled Himachal Pradesh by 1 PM.

    The by-elections to Dharamsala and Pachhad seats were necessitated as Kishan Kapoor and Suresh Kashyap resigned their Assembly seats as they were elected to the Lok Sabha.

    In the Dharamsala and Pachhad seats, the polling percentage was 37.32 and 43.58 per cent, respectively.
  • 2:01 PM IST

    Bypolls 2019 LIVE Updates: DMK MLA from Thirupurunkundram assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu, P Saravanan, has approached CBI DIG Durai Kumar alleging ‘fake thumb impression of late former Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa in election affidavit’.

  • 1:14 PM IST
    Bypolls 2019 LIVE Updates: Some 26.97 per cent voter turnout was recorded in Mandava and 25.04 per cent in Khinvsar Assembly constituencies of Rajasthan till 11.30 a.m. on Monday, confirmed Election Commission officials.

    The voting started at 7 a.m. in 525 voting centres in the two constituencies and will continue till 6 p.m.
  • 1:08 PM IST
    Bypolls 2019 LIVE Updates: 24% voting was registered in the by-elections to the four Assembly seats in the Congress-ruled Punjab.”The election to the four Assembly constituencies is going on peacefully. The poll percentage was 24 per cent till 12 noon,” an electoral officer told IANS.

    The Jalalabad seat saw the highest poll percentage of 29 per cent.
  • 12:15 PM IST
    Bypolls 2019 LIVE Updates: An estimated 28 per cent of the over 10,000 voters exercised their franchise till 9 AM for by-poll to the Khonsa West Assembly seat of Arunachal Pradesh on Monday, an election official said here.

    Polling has gained momentum as the day progressed, Joint Chief Electoral Officer D J Bhatacharjee said.

New Delhi: The bypolls for 53 Assembly and Lok Sabha seats are underway in 17 states across the country.

Notably, the counting of votes will be held on October 24.

Assembly and Lok Sabha bypolls are taking place in following states: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Meghalaya, Odisha, Puducherry, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh. The bypolls to the seats in these states necessitated for a number of reasons. However, there will be no bypolls for 15 seats in Karnataka as the Election Commission has postponed it because the matter is pending before the Supreme Court.

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Uttar Pradesh will witness a four-cornered contest on all seats with the BJP, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Samajwadi Party (SP) and Congress trying their luck.

The fate of 35 candidates in two Assembly constituencies — Vikravandi and Nanguneri — in Tamil Nadu will be decided today.

All preparations have been done for the bypolls to two assembly seats in Himachal Pradesh. A total of 202 polling stations — 113 in Pachhad and 89 in Dharamshala — have been set up in the state.

Around 7.68 lakh voters will decide the fate of 33 candidates in the four assembly segments of Punjab. In Bihar, nearly three million voters will exercise their franchise to elect from among 51 candidates.

Meanwhile, Haryana and Maharashtra are witnessing polling for Assembly elections 2019. The results for the same will come out on October 24. (Catch LIVE updates here)