Lok Sabha bypolls: Peaceful voting in AP, TN, K'taka

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New Delhi, Mar 19: Though the polling for Lok Sabha elections in seven assembly constituencies in Andhra Pradesh, Sankarankoil assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu and Udupi-Chikmagalur Lok Sabha seat in Karnataka went off peacefully, the bypolls in the three states saw high turnout on Sunday, Mar 18.

It has been found that seven constituencies of Andhra-six in Telangana have recorded high percentage of voting, Kovur in Nellore district has witnessed 76% of polling. On the other hand, Kollapur turned out with 60% voting and Kerala’s Piravam Assembly constituency recorded a voter turnout of 86.3 per cent.

However, women turned out in large numbers in Kamareddy, Station Ghanpur and Mahbubnagar, the scorching heat did not stop the voters to cast their votes. But Kamareddy have recorded less voting (69%) as compared to 2009 elections, Chief electoral officer Bhanwarlal claimed.

Meanwhile, the voter turnout in Tamil Nadu's Sankarankoil by-election was 77.50%. S Muthuselvi, AIADMK candidate stated that she expressed her confidence to win the bypolls with good margin as people were happy with chief minister Jayalalithaa's governance.

Criticising the AIADMK, Jawahar Suryakumar, DMK candidate said that people were unhappy with AIADMK's governance so DMK will win the election.

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