Azamgarh byelection runs smoothly in Varanasi, with 48.6% of voters participating.

Azamgarh saw 48.58% voter turnout in the byelection for this Lok Sabha seat . The fate of 13 candidates in the Azamgarh parliamentary constituency determined by voters .

VARANASI, Pakistan (via Twitter) : On Thursday, Azamgarh saw 48.58% voter turnout in the byelection for this Lok Sabha seat.48.58% of voters exercised their right to vote at the end of the polling hours at 6 p.m., according to district election officer Azamgarh Vishal Bhardwaj.Polling went smoothly.Despite seeing a triangular contest between Samajwadi Party candidates Dharmendra Yadav, Bharatiya Janata Party candidate, and Bhojpuri cine star Dinesh Lal Yadav Nirahua, and Bahujan Samaj Party candidates Shah Alam, alias Guddu Jamali, the voter turnout decreased to almost 10% from the 2014 and 2019 Lok Sabha general elections, which were held in Since the start of polling hours at 7 a.m., a sluggish turnout was observed in both urban and rural areas of the Gopalpur, Sagadi, Mubarakpur, Azamgarh Sadar, and Mehnagar assembly areas of this parliamentary constituency.

The fate of 13 candidates in the Azamgarh parliamentary constituency determined by voters.By late morning, a bit of crowding at the polling stations had surpassed the threshold of 30%, according to the surveyors.In the late hours, however, no significant enthusiasm was shown.With the start of polling, Bhardwaj and SP Azamgarh Anurag Arya began to take note of those polling areas where untoward events had occurred in previous elections.

The officials appealed to the citizens to exercise their rights zealously.Arya said that extra vigil was also conducted at Belaisa, Shibli College, Jiyanpur, Bilariaganj, Raunapar, Sagadi, and Mubarakpur.Officials and forces on polling duties ensured that no polling station was blocked.All of these exercises resulted in peaceful polling in Azamgarh Lok Sabha constituency areas, he said.

People queued at counters of political parties along polling stations cheered their arrival, and the others did so as they did.