Punjab By-polls: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) candidate Dr. Raj Singh Dibbipura cast his vote in Jalalabad on Monday. By-elections are being held in four Assembly constituencies in Punjab. Dr. Raj Singh Dibbipura is contesting against Aam Aadmi Party’s Mahendra Singh Kachura, Congress’s Raminder Singh Awla as well as Independent candidates Jagdeep Kamboj Goldi, Joginder Singh, and Raj Singh.
Voting for Haryana and Maharashtra Assembly elections besides by-elections in 17 states, including Punjab, is underway. Voter turnout in Haryana and Maharashtra till 9 am stood at 8.73% and 5.46% respectively till 9 am.
Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged citizens to cast their votes with the tweet, “Elections are taking place for Haryana and Maharashtra assemblies. There are also by-polls taking place in various parts of India. I urge voters in these states and seats to turnout in record numbers and enrich the festival of democracy. I hope youngsters vote in large numbers.”