Record Voting Registered In Goa, Andra By-Polls, Delhi Falls Short

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| August 23 , 2017 , 21:37 IST

As by-poll voting unrolls in multiple states of the country, record voting was recorded in the Goa and Andhra Pradesh elections with 75 and 80 percent while Delhi fell short on the matter gathering a mere 44 percent of votes.

Nearly 75 per cent voting was recorded in Wednesday's by-poll in Goa's two assembly constituencies, Panaji and Valpoi, with both the BJP and the Congress claiming victory in both seats.

Polling wound up at 7 p.m., and according to statistics issued by the Chief Electoral Officer, 70 per cent voting was recorded in the Panaji assembly constituency.

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar already expressed confidence of sweeping the Panaji by-poll, claiming that his opponents failed to get any traction from the voters.

"Voting percentage was low because the other side had no traction," Parrikar said, adding that he was confident of the party winning by a huge margin, both in Panaji and Valpoi. Parrikar also said, that around 98 per cent BJP voters had cast ballot in both constituencies.

Similarly, over 80 per cent voters casted their ballots in the by-election to Nandyal assembly constituency in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh which passed off peacefully barring minor incidents.

Delhi, however saw a low turnout at the polling booths in the Bawana Assembly bypoll. Only 44.84 per cent of an estimated 2.94 lakh voters cast their vote till the end of voting at 6 p.m. at 379 polling booths to elect a new face to represent them in the Delhi Assembly.

AAP spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj said that a low voting percentage was not a good sign for democracy and stressed that it was a part of the conspiracy to hold the election on a working day.

"In an industrial area like Bawana, conducting election on a working day is just a conspiracy. This shows that Election Commission is not sensitive about people voting on the day. On EC's part it was insensitive," said Bharadwaj.