Ballia bypoll: 4 nominations withdrawn

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Ballia, Dec 14 (UNI) Four candidates today withdrew nomination for bypoll to Ballia Lok Sabha constituency on December 29.

The seat fell vacant after the death of former Prime Minister Chandrashekhar.

Today was the last date to withdraw nominations. Now, 16 candidates, including Chandrashekhar's son Neeraj Shekhar, are in the fray, Assistant Returning Officer Dr S N Singh said.

He informed 714 polling stations and 1,414 polling booths would be established for the December 29 election, in which 15,17,650 voters would exercise their franchise.

The electorate comprise of 8,32,467 men, and 6,85,251 women.

The counting of votes will be taken up on January 2.

UNI

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