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Brisk polling in Hisar by-election








Hisar (Haryana), Oct 13 (IANS) Polling proceeded peacefully and at a brisk pace in the crucial Hisar Lok Sabha by-election in Haryana Thursday where Team Anna has asked people not to vote for the Congress.

Around 34 percent of the over 1.3 million electorate had voted by 1 p.m., according to sources in the election commission who said a huge turnout was expected by the end of the day.

Polling will continue till 5 p.m. Counting of votes will take place Oct 17.

The three main contenders for the seat are Kuldeep Bishnoi of the Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC), the son of Bhajan Lal; Indian National Lok Dal's (INLD) Ajay Chautala, the son of former chief minister Om Prakash Chautala; and three-time former MP Jai Prakash of the Congress.

Bishnoi has the support of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for this election.

The election hit the national spotlight after Anna Hazare and members of his team asked people to vote against the Congress as part of the fight against corruption and misgovernance.

There is heavy security to ensure the smooth conduct of voting; for the first time video-filming of all 1,506 polling centres will be done.

A total of 340 polling booths have been declared hyper-sensitive while 387 polling booths have been declared sensitive by the election commission.

Besides local police, around 40 companies of paramilitary forces have been deployed to prevent any untoward incident. There are 1,332,000 voters - 729,857 men and 602,323 women - who will decide the fate of the aspirants for this seat, which fell vacant in June this year following the death of Bhajan Lal, a three-time chief minister.

 
Indo Asian News Service
 

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