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Voting begins on slow note in Maujpur

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Voting began on a slow note today in the by-poll to Maujpur ward of East Municipal Corporation (EDMC).

Scorching heat and a holiday kept voters indoors with just 7 per cent votes cast till 10 AM, said a senior officer of State Commission.

The voting started at 8 AM and will continue till 5.30 PM.

Elections in Maujpur and Sarai Pipal Thala wards were postponed due to death of candidates there. Voting for rest of the 270 of the 272 wards in three municipal corporations was held on April 23 and were announced on April 26.

In Maujpur ward, candidate Naseema died resulting in the bypoll. Her daughter Shaheen is in the fray from the party.

The ward is currently held by The main contenders in the include Suman Sharma (BJP), Rekha Sharma (Congress) and Reshma (AAP).

The bypoll in Sarai Pipal Thala ward in North Municipal Corporation(NDMC) will be held on May 21. The from the ward was rescheduled due to death of candidate Dinesh Singh whose 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. 11:48 IST