PM Modi urged people to come out and vote in large numbers on Wednesday as voting for one Lok Sabha seat in Punjab and also for four assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, and Meghalaya commenced.
“There are by-polls happening for a Parliamentary seat in Punjab and for Assembly seats in Meghalaya, Odisha, and UP. Urging voters in those constituencies to exercise their franchise in large numbers,” PM Modi tweeted.
In the constituencies of Swar and Chhanbey in Rampur in Uttar Pradesh, the polls are going underway in the assembly.
The voting for the by-poll has begun in the assembly constituencies of the Jharsuguda in Odisha and Sohiong in Meghalaya. The voting for the Jalandhar Lok Sabha seat will also take place on Wednesday.
On May 13, the results of the by-poll voting along with Karnataka will be out.
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The seat of the Jalandhar Lok Sabha was vacant after the death of Congress MP Santokh Singh Chaudhary.
Chaudhary died after a cardiac arrest while taking part in party leader Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra between Phillaur and Goraya towns in January this year.
The seat is likely to witness an intense battle between AAP, BJP, Congress, and ShiromAkali Dal.
A by-poll was necessitated due to the death of UDP candidate HDR Lyngdoh ahead of the assembly elections held in the rest of the state on February 27.
The contest in Swar, previously held by Abdullah Azam Khan, the son of prominent SP politician Azam Khan will be the high point. Bypolls in the Swar assembly seat were necessitated after Abdullah Azam Khan was given a two-year prison sentence by a Moradabad court in a case that dates back fifteen years.
While the seat in Chhanbey in Mirzapur fell vacant following the death of Apna Dal (Sonelal) MLA Rahul Prakash Kol in February.
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