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Voting Begins in Meghalaya, Nagaland in Multi-cornered Assembly Polls; Erode East Votes for Bypoll

BJP nominee and sitting MLA Kazheto Kinimi.

Meghalaya is all set for polling in 59 of the 60 assembly seats where more than 21.6 lakh voters will seal the fate of 369 candidates. Of the 369 candidates, 36 are women. Chief Electoral Officer F R Kharkongor said preparations for conducting a free, fair and peaceful election have been completed.

While the nothereastern states will witness multi-cornered and triangular contests in assembly elections, Tamil Nadu’s Erode (East) Assembly constituency will see a by-election, mainly between Congress backed by the ruling DMK and the opposition AIADMK.

The bypoll was necessitated due to the demise of sitting legislator E Thirumahan Everaa, son of Congress leader and former Union Minister E V K S Elangovan, who is the ruling combine’s candidate. Elangovan is pitted against AIADMK’s K Thennarasu, a former legislator.

The Returning Officer said the total number of voters in Erode (East) constituency was 2,26,876 — of which 1,10,713 are men, 1,16,140 are women and 23 others including transgenders. Security for the bypoll has been stepped up and police and paramilitary personnel have been deputed to the 32 sensitive polling stations.

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