82% turnout in Dholpur bypoll

82% turnout in Dholpur bypoll

The Dholpur Assembly bypoll in Rajasthan ended peacefully on Sunday with 82.13% of the 1.82 lakh electors exercising their franchise at 231 booths.

The byelection was necessitated following the conviction of BSP MLA B L Kushwaha in a murder case. Among the fifteen contestants, ruling BJP candidate Shobha Rani, wife of Kushwaha, is in direct contest with Congress’ five-time MLA Banwari Lal Sharma.

Shobha Rani cast her vote at Jamalpur polling booth, while Sharma exercised his right at Pachgaon polling booth. Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje’s son and MP from Jhalawar constituency Dushyant Singh and his wife Niharika Raje and Dholpur district collector Shuchi Tyagi also cast their votes at PWD polling booth.

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