Voting Begin For Champawat Byelection on Tuesday Morning

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Dehradun: Polling for Champawat assembly seat by-election in Uttarakhand began on Tuesday morning. Turnout of voters can be seen standing in queue to cast their votes at the respective centers.Also Read – Huge Cash Recovered From Jharkhand Congress MLA’s Vehicle In Howrah, West Bengal

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Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, who lost from Khatima in the state assembly polls held in February, is trying his luck from Champawat to become an MLA – a constitutional requirement he needs to fulfil within six months of being sworn in. Also Read – Uttarakhand Weather: Dehradun, Nainital, Chamoli On High Alert; Part of Badrinath NH-7 Washed Away Due To Heavy Rain

Former BJP MLA Kailash Gehtori had resigned from Champawat last month to make way for Dhami to contest from the seat.

Dhami is locked in a straight contest with Congress’ Nirmala Gehtori in Champawat located in Kumaon region of the state. After filing his nominations on May 9 to seek votes, he campaigned aggressively in Champawat along with Kailash Gehtori , asking people to give him an opportunity to serve them.

BJP star campaigner and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also canvassed for Dhami in Tanakpur, asking people of the constituency not to waste the chance of electing a Chief Minister for their rapid development.

Other candidates in the fray are Samajwadi Party’s Manoj Kumar Bhatt and Independent Himanshu Gadkoti. The vote bank of Champawat constituency constitutes of 96,213 voters including 46,042 women and 50,171 men.

(With inputs from PTI)

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