Hamirpur records about 55 per cent polling

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Hamirpur, May 22 (UNI) An estimated 55 per cent voters exercised their right of franchise for the by-election to Hamirpur Lok sabha seat today in the Hamirpur district.

The weather helped the political parties as it did not rain during the polling that ended at 1700 hrs.

The polling started on a brisk note but was dull in the noon hours. It once again brisk in the afternoon and long queues were seen at almost all the polling stations of the district.

Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, his son and BJP candidate for the Lok sabha seat, Anurag Thakur and their family members cast their votes at the Samirpur polling station. Entire Dhumal family came on foot to cast their votes.

A large number of differently abled and aged persons also cast their votes. At Anu polling station of Hamirpur, 102-year-old Kartaro devi cast her vote with help of her family members. Four generations of this family cast their votes and it was an unique example for all.

Hamirpur Deputy Commissioner Nandini Gupta claimed that the polling ended peacefully and no untoward incident was reported from any part of the district.

She said around fifty-five percent polling was recorded. However, exact figure would only be available by late evening.

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