Six dead in violence, only 6.5% voting in Srinagar LS; Congress candidate attacked in MP

Polling for by-election of Srinagar Lok Sabha seat and 10 assembly constituencies in eight states is being held on Sunday.

Nine candidates are in fray for the Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency where more than 1,500 polling stations have been set up for nearly 12.61 lakh voters. Internet services have also been shut down ahead of the polling. All the polling stations have been declared as either “sensitive” or “hyper-sensitive” keeping in mind threats perceptions. Violence marred polling in the Srinagar Lok Sabha bye-elections today as six people were killed and several injured in firing by security forces on rampaging mobs in various parts of the constituency, with merely 6.5 per cent voters’ turnout. Separatists have called for two day strike in J&K to protest against the death of 6 persons during voting.

Meanwhile, voting for the by-election to the Rajouri Garden Assembly seat in New Delhi is underway. This election is being seen as a litmus test for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which had won 67 seats in 70-member Delhi Assembly.

In Madhya Pradesh, polling for by-election of the Bandhavgarh Assembly seat in Umaria district and Ater segment of Bhind is currently underway.

In Himachal Pradesh, polling is taking place for Bhoranj seat.

In West Bengal, voters will be using their right to elect their representative for Kanthi Dakshin Assembly seat.

In Assam, polling is being held for Dhemaji constituency is underway.

In Rajasthan, polling is being held for Dholpur Assembly. Here voters will exercise their franchise through VVPAT machines for the first time.

In Karnataka, voters are electing their representatives for Nanjangud and Gundlupet Assembly segments.

In Jharkhand, polling is also taking place for Litiparah Assembly seat on Sunday.

The counting will take place on April 13 for all these seats.

(With ANI inputs)

18:25 PM

J&K: Total 6.5% voting recorded in Srinagar Lok Sabha bypoll.

 

According to EC, repolling likely in 50-100 polling stations in Srinagar. EC has confirmed that six people have died and more than 100 injured in Srinagar clashes during polling.

 

18:00 PM

Decent turnout in Dholpur LS bypolls in Rajasthan. 69.02% votes polled  according to EC till 4 PM. The final numbers will be known a bit later.

 

17:40 PM

Only 35% voting till 3 pm in Delhi’s Rajouri garden constituency. Voting is going on peacefully, though booths are largely devoid of any people.

Chief Electoral Officer Chandra Bhushan Kumar told PTI that Voter-Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines, which are being used across the 166 polling stations of the constituency, had to be changed in around 30 places.

 

17:10 PM

Only  5.84% voters’ turnout in Srinagar by-polls recorded till 3.00PM. The death toll has increased to six in sporadic violence during the election.

While two people each were killed Pakherpora in Chrar-e- Sharief and Beerwah areas of Budgam district, one death was reported from Chadoora area of the same district and another in Magam town, which is known as the gateway to Gulmarg.

Almost 70 per cent of the polling booths in Budgam district were abandoned by the polling staff due to the spate of violent protests in several areas, officials said.

Army was called out to help security forces quell a rampaging mob which pelted stones and hurled petrol bombs to set a polling booth ablaze in the Ganderbal district of the Srinagar constituency. (PTI)

 

16:42 PM

Total of 56.35 per cent of over two lakh voters exercised their franchise till 3 PM in the bypoll to Dhemaji Assembly constituency in Assam today.

Announcing this, Returning Officer Roshni Aparanji Korati told PTI that no untoward incident has been reported.

 

16:23 PM

5 killed, 36 injured including poll officials in Budgam clashes.

 

16:04 PM

Rajouri Garden constituency recorded 11.02% turnout in the first three hours.

 

16:03 PM

37% polling was registered in ‘Kanthi Dakshin’ Assembly by-poll in East Midnapore district till 11.30 AM.

 

 

16:01 PM

At least four persons were killed and several others injured as security forces opened fire on rampaging mobs in various parts of Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency, as the violence marred polling which saw an abysmally low 5.52% turnout till 2 PM.

(PTI)

 

15:58 PM

Voter turnout of 43.5% was recorded till 1 PM in Dhemaji bypoll.

 

15:56 PM

An estimated 45% of the voters exercised their franchise till 2.30 PM in assembly Nanjanagud and Gundlupet constituencies in Karnataka.

 

15:55 PM

MP : Gunshots fired at candidate, BJP trying to capture booths, alleges Congress http://dnai.in/egRv 

 

 

14:20 PM

Rajouri Garden  ‘referendum’ on Kejriwal’s work as CM: Ajay Maken http://dnai.in/egIU 

 

 

14:16 PM

Situation under control at all polling booths, no incidents of booth capturing: Saleena Singh, Chief Election Officer, MP

 

13:52 PM

 

12:52 PM

Death toll rises to three in Budgam clash.

 

12:40 PM

Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah cast their vote for Srinagar Lok Sabha bypoll pic.twitter.com/ZoViWg7CuR

Elections shld hv been peaceful today, this govt has failed in giving a peaceful atmosphere for people to come & vote: Farooq Abdullah pic.twitter.com/HxfTecolZu

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12:39 PM

Been a politician for 20 years,never saw such a bad situation for elections & campaigning. Failure of State Govt,Centre and EC:Omar Abdullah

 

 

12:38 PM

Bhind(MP): Car of Congress candidate vandalised, 2 people beaten up& booth captured.Congress blames BJP supporters for the incident. pic.twitter.com/vqAhtBHlyz

Since last night about 35 polling booth officers hv been taken to unknown location.Will complain to EC about booth capturing:Arun Yadav,Cong pic.twitter.com/L7PrZ5hemw

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12:29 PM

Srinagar : 2 youths killed as security forces open fire on stone-pelting mob that stormed polling booth http://dnai.in/egKT 

 

 

12:03 PM

Dholpur : 25% voting recorded till 10 AM despite technical faults in EVMs http://dnai.in/egKk 

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Dholpur bypoll: 25% voting recorded till 10 AM despite technical faults in EVMs

There were sporadic incidents of technical faults reported at few booths in Dholpur, which were rectified.

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11:50 AM

Madhya Pradesh:
– Congress candidate attacked in Bhind.
– Malfunctioning of two EVMs reported in Singhpura.

 

11:46 AM

And this happened on Saturday night:

Yeddyurappa gives dead farmer’s family Rs 1 lakh, Cong files complaint with EC http://dnai.in/egb6 

 

 

11:40 AM

After Dalwan Pakerpora and Nasrullahpora, protesters clash in Chadoora, injuring 4.

 

11:37 AM

Second incident of violence reported in Budgam. Two people injured in a clash between protesters and security personnel in Nasrullahpora.

 

11:25 AM

30% voter turnout in Dhemaji till 11 AM.

 

11:20 AM

One dead in clashes in Budgam’s Dalwan Pakerpora.

 

11:18 AM

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Bhind(MP): Car of Congress candidate vandalised, 2 people beaten up& booth captured.Congress blames BJP supporters for the incident. 

 

 

10:53 AM

Stone-pelters, terrorists cast shadow on today’s http://dnai.in/egsx  by @ishfaq72

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Stone-pelters, terrorists cast shadow on today’s bypoll

A government school housing a polling booth at Yarigund village in Budgam district was set ablaze on Friday night, causing damage to the building

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10:39 AM

Violence rocks central Kashmir on poll day, three injured in firing at three places in Srinagar and Budgam districts.

 

10:31 AM

Nanjangud bypoll candidate from Congress Kalale Krishnamurthy wore Congress symbol inside polling station 

 

 

10:30 AM

After reports of petrol bombs being hurled towards a polling station in Budgam, clash broke out between protesters and security personnel near polling station in Dalwan Pakerpora area of Jammu and Kashmir, in which two people were injured.

 

10:25 AM

Violence in Ater: Reports

 

10:22 AM

Srinagar Lok Sabha : After 2014 defeat, NC President Farooq Abdullah looks to redeem himself http://dnai.in/egFw 

 

 

10:19 AM

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J&K: Voting underway for Srinagar Lok Sabha bypoll

 

 

10:17 AM

Four faulty EVMs replaced in Bandhavgarh (Madhya Pradesh).

 

10:11 AM

 All eyes on Rajouri as by-poll voting begins http://dnai.in/egrK  reports @invincibleidea

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All eyes on Rajouri as by-poll voting begins

Tight security arrangements include deployment of video cameras and 20 micro observers at 109 polling stations and webcasting at five

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10:09 AM

Rajouri Garden assembly seat bypoll: Congress leader Ajay Maken casts his vote 

 

 

09:51 AM

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Jammu & Kashmir: Voting underway for Ganderbal Lok Sabha bypoll

 

 

09:40 AM

Assam: By-election begins in Dhemaji legislative constituency, straight contest between BJP and Congress http://dnai.in/egDz 

 

 

09:37 AM

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J&K: Voting underway for Srinagar Lok Sabha bypoll

 

 

09:25 AM

Election Commission removes six police officials in Ater (Madhya Pradesh) after allegation by Congress candidate Hemant Katare that they were threatening people.

 

09:17 AM

Polling begins at booth no 51 in Bhoranj (Himachal Pradesh) after EVM fault is rectified.

 

09:10 AM

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Karnataka: Voting underway for Nanjangud assembly seat. 

 

 

09:07 AM

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Bypolls: Voting underway for Bandhavgarh assembly seat in Madhya Pradesh

 

 

09:06 AM

Himachal Pradesh: Polling delayed at Booth no.51 in Bhoranj assembly bypolls (Hamirpur district) due to fault in EVM.

 

 

09:06 AM

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West Bengal: Voting has begun on Kanthi Dakshin seat in East Midnapore 

 

 

09:04 AM

J&K: Internet services in Srinagar have been shut down ahead of bypolls

 
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J&K: Security tightened in Srinagar on voting day for Lok Sabha bypolls