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Sardarshahar Assembly Bypoll on Monday, tight security set

Last updated: December 04, 2022, 11:58 AM IST

All preparations for the bypoll have been made.  Extensive security arrangements have been put in place, an official said.  (File Photo/News18)

All preparations for the bypoll have been made. Extensive security arrangements have been put in place, an official said. (File Photo/News18)

The bypoll has been necessitated by Congress MLA Bhanwar Lal Sharma (77), who passed away on October 9 after a long illness. Voting will take place on Monday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the counting of votes will take place on December 8.

Tight security has been set for the bypoll of the Sardarshahar Assembly in Churu in Rajasthan on Monday, where the Congress and BJP are the main contenders.

The bypoll has been necessitated by Congress MLA Bhanwar Lal Sharma (77), who passed away on October 9 after a long illness. Voting will take place on Monday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the counting of votes will take place on December 8.

The Congress has drafted Bhanwar Lal Sharma’s son Anil Kumar while the BJP has pitted former MLA Ashok Kumar for the bypoll.

Eight other candidates in contention are Lalchand of the Rashtriya Loktantrik Party (RLP), Sanwarmal Meghwal of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), Parmana Ram of the Indian People’s Green Party and independent candidates Subhash Chandra, Vijay Pal Singh Sheoran, Umesh Sahu, Prem Singh and Surendra Singh Rajpurohit.

“All preparations for the bypoll have been made. Extensive security arrangements have been put in place,” said an official.

In the 200-member Rajasthan Legislative Assembly, the Congress has 107 MLAs, BJP 71, RLP three, CPI(M) and Bhartiya Tribal Party two each, Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) one and 13 are independents.

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