By-elections for 10 assembly constituencies spread across eight states are being held on Sunday. Voters are casting their vote on Sunday for seats in Rajouri Garden (Delhi), Litipara (Jharkhand), Nanjangud and Gundlupet (Karnataka), Dholpur (Rajasthan), Kanthi Dakshin (West Bengal), Ater and Bandhavgarh (Madhya Pradesh), Bhoranj (Himachal Pradesh) and Dhemaii (Assam).
Polling is also underway for Srinagar Lok Sabha seat. Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah is contesting the Srinagar seat that fell vacant after the resignation of Peoples Democratic Party leader Tariq Hameed Karra during last year's unrest following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani.
By-elections to two more Lok Sabha seats, Anantnag in Jammu and Kashmir and Malappuram in Kerala, will be held on Wednesday.
The Anantnag seat fell vacant when Mehbooba Mufti resigned from the Lok Sabha to assume the Chief Minister's office in Jammu and Kashmir, while the Malappuram by-poll was necessitated by the death of IUML leader E Ahamed in February.
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In addition, two assembly seats, Dr Radhakrishnan Nagar (Tamil Nadu) and Upper Burtuk (Sikkim), are also scheduled to go to the polls on the same day.
While counting for the Lok Sabha by-election will be held on April 15, votes for the assembly by-polls will be counted on April 13.
OPS men attacked us after argument, 1 of us got injuried,police remained mere spectators,have video proof: VP Sivasubramani,Sasikala faction pic.twitter.com/sWqGkMvn3N— ANI (@ANI_news) April 9, 2017
MP Bypolls: 34 per cent polling in Ater, 37 per cent in Bandhavgarh till 1 PM
#2:00 PM Shots were fired in air by security forces to control situation in Sankri. Heavy security at booths, no incidents of booth capturing: CEO,MP
#Briefing CEO election commission in Bhopal on Ater and Bandhavgarh by-elections in MP :
Ater : Total booths 288 - all booths categorised as critical.
Bandhavgarh : Total booths 254 - 46 booth are marked critical.
Law and Order issues reported in Ater (Bhind)
Extra CRPF & SAF companies moved to Ater.
Armed forced deployed at all 288 booths in Ater.
Polling percentage in Ater till 12 pm : 33.7
Polling percentage in Bandhavgarh till 12 pm : 37
Election Commission denied any fake voting or booth capturing.
#12:50 PM: Budgam Protesters-Security forces clash: Death toll rises to three
#12:30 PM: Since last night about 35 polling booth officers hv been taken to unknown location.Will complain to EC about booth capturing:Arun Yadav,Cong, MP
#12:20 PM: Been a politician for 20 years,never saw such a bad situation for elections & campaigning. Failure of State Govt,Centre and EC:Omar Abdullah
#12:20 PM: Elections shld hv been peaceful today, this govt has failed in giving a peaceful atmosphere for people to come & vote: Farooq Abdullah
Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah cast their vote for Srinagar Lok Sabha bypoll pic.twitter.com/ZoViWg7CuR— ANI (@ANI_news) April 9, 2017
#11:28 AM: Budgam(J&K): After Dalwan Pakerpora and Nasrullahpora, now clashes between Protesters and Security forces in Chadoora.4 injured
#11:22 AM: One dead in clash between protesters and Security personnel near polling station in Budgam's Dalwan Pakerpora
#10:30 AM: Reports of stone-pelting were received from a polling booth in Ater (MP) but police brought the situation under control, an election official said. So far, over 10 per cent polling has been recorded in Ater while nearly nine per cent votes have been polled inBandhavgarh, he said. (Read full story here)
#10:25 AM: Clash between protesters and Security personnel near polling station in Dalwan Pakerpora area of Budgam. Two injured
#10:20 AM: J&K: Petrol bombs hurled towards polling station in Budgam
#10:15 AM:Four EVMs replaced due to fault in Bandhavgarh assembly bypoll, Madhya Pradesh.
#10:00 AM: Stone-pelting incidents reported in Srinagar bypolls
Sporadic incidents of stone-pelting were on Sunday reported in Srinagar Parliamentary constituency where voting for the bypoll is underway, police said.
Miscreants started pelting stones on polling booths in some areas of Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency this morning, a police official said. (Read full story here)
Jammu & Kashmir: Voting underway for Ganderbal Lok Sabha bypoll pic.twitter.com/pYRThlJqyU— ANI (@ANI_news) April 9, 2017
J&K: Voting underway for Srinagar Lok Sabha bypoll pic.twitter.com/rOcmrs9ojJ— ANI (@ANI_news) April 9, 2017
#9:15 AM: Himachal Pradesh: Polling begins at Booth no.51 in Bhoranj assembly bypolls (Hamirpur district) after fault in EVM was rectified.
J&K: Security tightened in Srinagar on voting day for Lok Sabha bypolls pic.twitter.com/6NBijT3myW— ANI (@ANI_news) April 9, 2017
#8:45 AM: Himachal Pradesh: Polling delayed at Booth no.51 in Bhoranj assembly bypolls (Hamirpur district) due to fault in EVM.
Bypolls: Voting underway for Bandhavgarh assembly seat in Madhya Pradesh pic.twitter.com/qqAPRZzaO2— ANI (@ANI_news) April 9, 2017
#7:20 AM: Internet services in Srinagar have been shut down ahead of bypolls (Read full story here)