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Serchhip bypolls: 83.3% voter turnout recorded till 7 pm

Bypolls to the Serchhip constituency in Mizoram ended on Saturday evening. A voter turnout of 83.3 percent was recorded till 7 pm, according to the figures provided by the State

Bypolls to the Serchhip constituency in Mizoram ended on Saturday evening. A voter turnout of 83.3 percent was recorded till 7 pm, according to the figures provided by the State Election Commission.

The final voter turnout is yet to be finalized by the Commission and will be announced tomorrow morning.

Voting began at 7 am in the morning. Voters turned out in good numbers in their respective polling stations, amid heavy rain and gloomy weather.

Voters were provided with voters slip and thermal scanning was carried out at entrances of polling booths. Social Distancing, wearing masks and gloves, sanitizing hands and other safety protocols were also strictly maintained.

A total of 6 candidates, including Mizo National Front, opposition ZPM and the Congress are in the fray.

The MNF has fielded its vice president and former Lok Sabha member Vanlalzawma, while the ZPM and the Congress have nominated Lalduhoma and PC Laltlansanga respectively.

Altogether 19,520 voters, including 10,329 women, will decide the fate of the candidates.

The bypoll to the Serchhip seat was necessitated after the disqualification of incumbent MLA Lalduhoma in November 2020 under the anti-defection law.

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First Published: 17th April, 2021 21:39 IST

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