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Nearly 46 per cent polling in Subhash Nagar MCD byelections

Written by: Staff
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New Delhi, July 23 (UNI) Nearly 46 per cent polling was reported in today's bypolling held for the Subhash Nagar seat of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi.

The Election office said 45.9 per cent votes were cast in the bypolls held today in Ward No 20.

Polling was by and large peaceful except for minor verbal skirmishes between the supporters of the main contenders -- Congress candidate Seema Luthra and BJP's Meera Kanwaria.

While BJP said its candidate was sure to win as the bypolls were a referendum to the 'anti-people' policies of the Congress government in Delhi, the Congress claimed Ms Luthra would definitely win as the party was putting up a united front to fight the BJP.

Delhi Congress president Ram Babu Sharma said, ''Whenever the party has united we have always won and we are sure to win in Subhash Nagar as Congressmen had joined hands to defeat the negative policies of the BJP.'' Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly Jagdish Mukhi said, ''BJP's Meera Kanwaria would win hands down as was obvious in today's enthusiasm of the voters who had come in large numbers to voice its protest against the Congress' policies whether it was inflation, demolition or sealing.'' This election was a referendum on the policies of the Congress and the results would force them to do a rethink on it, he added.

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