Voting reduced in Lok Sabha by-election, 37.01 in Rampur till 5 pm and 45.97 percent in Azamgarh


In Rampur and Azamgarh, low voting percentage was recorded in the Lok Sabha by-elections on Thursday. According to an official release issued by the Chief Electoral Officer, only 37.01 per cent votes were cast in Rampur till 5 pm.

The Samajwadi Party had written a letter to the Election Commission alleging police atrocities on the voters of the Samajwadi Party. Mo. Azam Khan and Samajwadi Party candidate Asim Raja also alleged that their supporters were being prevented from casting their votes.

Asim Raja said that polling was stopped at some polling stations in the afternoon and private vehicles were being punctured to prevent voters from coming to cast their votes.

The polling percentage in Azamgarh till 5 pm was 45.97. Reports said inclement weather in the afternoon proved to be largely responsible for the low turnout. The Lok Sabha seats of Rampur and Azamgarh fell vacant after the resignations of Mohammad Azam Khan and Akhilesh Yadav respectively in March this year.

With input from IANS

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