Over 81% voter turnout in Karanpur election, counting of votes on Jan 8

Sir Ganganagar: A tentative voter turnout of over 81% was recorded in the polling in Karanpur Assembly constituency in Sri Ganganagar district which ended late Friday evening. Minister Surendra Pal Singh is contesting as the BJP candidate from Karanpur. The election for this seat was postponed due to the death of the Congress candidate and the then MLA Gurmeet Singh Koonar. The Congress has fielded Koonar’s son, Rupinder Singh, from the seat.

Surendra Pal Singh has already been inducted into the Rajasthan ministry after the BJP won the assembly polls, bagging 115 of the 199 seats where the elections were held. Apart from BJP and Congress, 10 more candidates like AAP, BSP and independents are in the fray.

Voting began at 7 am and will continue till 6 pm. Chief Electoral Officer Praveen Gupta said 72.10 per cent of voters had cast their vote till 5 pm.

Results will be declared on January 8.

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