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Maujpur ward by-poll passes of peacefully, 57.85% voting

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Voting in the by-to the Maujpur ward of East 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 State 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 were announced on April 26.

In the Maujpur ward, the polling was postponed due to the death of candidate Naseema. Her daughter Shaheen is in the fray for the party. The ward is currently held by

Other main contenders in the include Suman Sharma (BJP), Rekha Sharma (Congress) and Reshma (AAP).

The bypoll for the Sarai Pipal Thala ward in the North Municipal Corporation(NDMC) will be held on May 21.

The to the ward was rescheduled due to the death of candidate Dinesh Singh. His son Himanshu has now been fielded by the party.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, May 14 2017. 20:28 IST