A total of 60.75 percent voter turnout was recorded in the eight-seat Assembly by-elections in Gujarat, the state electoral commission said on Wednesday.
Eight-seat by-elections – Abdasa, Karjan, Morbi, Gadhada, Dhari, Limbdi, Kaprada and Dang – were held on Tuesday.
No less than 11.39,163 registered voters out of 18,755,032 have exercised their right to vote, said a statement from the office of the Chief Electoral Officer.
Kaprada constituency in Valsad district recorded the highest turnout with 77.50%, followed by Dang with 75.01% and Karjan with 70.01%.
Abdasa recorded 61.82% of the vote, Limbdi 58.01%, Morbi 52.32%, Gadhada 50.76 and Dhari 45.79%, according to the statement.
The counting of the votes will take place on November 10.
According to provisional figures released by the Election Commission on Tuesday, the turnout until 5 p.m. was 57.29%. The vote took place between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.
81 candidates are vying for eight seats.
The by-elections were made necessary after the resignation of the congressmen in place ahead of the Rajya Sabha elections held in June this year. Five of them then joined the ruling BJP and the party aligned them to the same seats in the bypolls.
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