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Ramgarh and Jind bypolls: Fates will be decided on January 31

Voting is underway in Ramgarh and Jind by elections. Ramgarh constituency in Rajasthan’s Alwar district is witnessing a triangular contest among candidates of ruling Congress, opposition BJP and BSP.

Shobhit Kalra

Shobhit KalraBy Shobhit Kalra

Published on 28 Jan 2019 6:32 AM GMT

Ramgarh and Jind bypolls: Fates will be decided on January 31
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New Delhi: Voting is underway in Ramgarh and Jind by elections. Ramgarh constituency in Rajasthan’s Alwar district is witnessing a triangular contest among candidates of ruling Congress, opposition BJP and BSP.

The by-elections in Rajasthan and Haryana have raised the temperatures while political parties are eagerly waitiing for the results.

Polling at 278 booths began in Ramgarh at 7 am on Monday and will continue till 5 pm.

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It is to be mentioned that Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) candidate Laxman Singh died few days ahead of the polling on December 7, due to which reason election to the constituency could not be held along with other seats.

Former Union Minister Natwar Singh’s ex-MLA son Jagat Singh is now contesting as a BSP candidate whereas Congress has fielded former Alwar Zila Pramukh Shafia Zubair Khan. Former Pradhan Sukhwant singh is the BJP candidate.

Former BJP candidate from Bharatpur's Kaman seat, Jagat Singh is now the candidate of BSP as BJP denied him ticket for the 2018 assembly elections. Moreover, He was Congress MLA in 2003-08 from Alwar’s Laxmangarh seat.

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In the December 7 elections, which were held on 199 out of 200 seats, Congress won 99 seats and one of its alliance partners- RLD- won one seat and the Congress formed government.

The BJP won 73 seats, BSP 6, RLPT 3, CPI (M) and BTP 2 each and 13 independents won the elections.

There are 2.35 lakh voters, which included 1.10 lakh female voters, in the constituency where as many as 278 polling stations have been set up for the election, result of which will be announced on January 31.

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To woo voters in the constituencies, Congress, BJP and BSP held intense campaigning and rallies. Apart from this, Ashok Gehlot and his deputy Sachin Pilot addressed also addressed a mass rally on Friday.

Jind bypolls: 15% voting recorded within two hours

Meanwhile Jind district in Haryana registered a record voting of 15% within two hours. District Electoral Officer Amit Khatri told media, “The poll percentage till 9 a.m. was 15 per cent.”

Despite the spine chilling morning, voters could be seen queued up at some of the polling stations even before the voting exercise started at 7 a.m.

Effective security arrangements have been put in place. Over 3,000 Haryana Police personnel and para-military forces have been guarding the constituency.

Over 1.72 lakh registered voters are set to cast their vote in Jind. The constituency has a major vote share of the Scheduled Castes (SC) and backward classes (around 50 per cent) and Jats (around 25 per cent).

The fate of the four main candidates, Randeep Singh Surjewala (Congress), Krishan Middha (BJP), Umed Singh (INLD) and Digvijay Chautala (JJP), will be decided by the voters.

The bye-election was conducted after the death of INLD legislator Hari Chand Middha in August 2018. Results will be out on January 31 when fates of the tripartite political forces will be decided.

Shobhit Kalra

Shobhit Kalra

Writer has 10 years of experience in digital media. Presently working as Chief Sub Editor at newstrack.com. An avid reader and always willing to learn new things and techniques.

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