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77.89 per cent voting turn out in ST reserved Marwahi assembly segment by-election in Chhattisgarh

Raipur Munaadi:

A total of 77.89 per cent voter turnout on Wednesday recorded in byelections to the Marwahi (ST) assembly seat in Chhattisgarh.

The by-poll to the Scheduled Tribes (ST)-reserved Marwahi seat was held on Tuesday.

Around 79.69 percent of 93,694 male, 76.20 percent of 97,209 female and 75 percent of four trans gender registered voters exercised their franchise, said a release from the office of the Chief Electoral Officer.

The highest 93.84 percent turnout was recorded at the Khamlikhurd polling booth and 56 percent at the Dahi polling booth, it said.

Counting of votes will take place on November 10.

As per the provisional figures released by the Election Commission on Tuesday, the voter turnout till 6 pm was 77.25 per cent. Voting took place between 8 am and 6 pm.

The Scheduled Tribes (ST)-reserved Marwahi seat, where eight candidates are in the fray, is witnessing a virtual straight fight between the ruling Congress and the main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

The polling was necessitated after the demise of sitting JCC (J) legislator and former Chief Minister Ajit Jogi on May 29.

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