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Bypoll held at Rajinder Nagar; leaders urge people to vote

As per Electoral office, a total of 1,64,698 voters are eligible to exercise their franchise in the by-election, which includes 92,221 male, 72,473 female and four third gender voters.

SNS | New Delhi |

The polling for by-election to Rajinder Nagar assembly constituency is underway at 21 different locations across 190 polling stations in the area in Delhi.

The seat fell vacant after the local MLA Raghav Chadha of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was nominated to the Rajya Sabha.

The three key candidates in fray are — Durgesh Pathak from AAP, Rajesh Bhatia (BJP), and Prem Lata (Congress).

The AAP has won the seat in the last two successive elections — Vijendra Garg Vijay in 2015 and then Raghav Chadha in 2020.

As per Electoral office, a total of 1,64,698 voters are eligible to exercise their franchise in the by-election, which includes 92,221 male, 72,473 female and four third gender voters.

Besides, there are 591 disabled voters, 39 visually impaired and 64 service voters and 1,899 new voters.

AAP leader Raghav Chadha, who reached to cast his vote at around 9 a.m. said, “People here have given me a chance to serve my ‘karma and janm bhumi’ Rajinder Nagar for two years. It is my belief that in the time to come, people here will give opportunities to such people who would maintain the pace of work.”

He further expressed that he wants more good schools and Mohalla clinics to come up in the area. “People should vote for corruption free government. It is summer as well as a working day, yet people should vote.”

Meanwhile, Delhi BJP President Adesh Gupta said, “My vote is my right… It is an appeal to the local voters to vote in this by-election for the development of their area, and to solve the problems of the constituency.”

Delhi Congress president Anil Chaudhary also made a similar appeal and said, “I urge the voters to cast their valuable votes for better development of Rajinder Nagar, and resolving the problems of their constituency.”