Voting in the by-election to the Maujpur ward of East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) remained peaceful today with 57.85 per cent voters exercising their franchise braving the scorching heat. A total of 26,032 eligible voters cast their votes out of 45,000 voters in the ward, a senior Delhi State Election Commission official said. The voting began at 8 am and concluded at 5.30 pm. Counting of votes will take place on May 23. Elections to Maujpur and Sarai Pipal Thala wards were postponed due to death of candidates there. Voting in the rest of the 270 wards of the three municipal corporations was held on April 23 and results were announced on April 26. In the Maujpur ward, the polling was postponed due to the death of Samajwadi Party candidate Naseema.
Her daughter Shaheen is in the fray for the party. The ward is currently held by BJP. Other main contenders in the election include Suman Sharma (BJP), Rekha Sharma (Congress) and Reshma (AAP). The bypoll for the Sarai Pipal Thala ward in the North Delhi Municipal Corporation(NDMC) will be held on May 21. The election to the ward was rescheduled due to the death of Samajwadi Party candidate Dinesh Singh. His son Himanshu has now been fielded by the party.
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