43.75 pc voter turnout in Rajinder Nagar bypoll in Delhi: Officials

  • | Thursday | 23rd June, 2022

New Delhi, Jun 23 (PTI) Over 43 per cent voters in the Rajinder Nagar assembly constituency in Delhi exercised their franchise in Thursday"s bypoll to the crucial seat, officials said.This is significantly less than the figures recorded in the 2020 polls, when the voter turnout in Rajinder Nagar was 58.27 per cent -- 58.09 per cent male voters and 58.5 per cent female voters.The final voter turnout at the close of polling on Thursday stood at 43.75 per cent, they said.Also, 24 Covid-positive voters turned up to cast their votes, the officials said.A total of 1,64,698 voters were eligible to exercise their franchise in the bye-election, in which 14 candidates are in the fray. Water shortage and the city government"s liquor policy are among the key election issues.The bypoll to the Rajinder Nagar seat is largely being seen as a battle between a confident AAP and a spirited BJP. PTI KND IJT

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