Himachal bypolls: At 65%, hot seat Dehra gets cold voter response; Nalagarh logs 79% : The Tribune India

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Himachal bypolls: At 65%, hot seat Dehra gets cold voter response; Nalagarh logs 79%

Stakes high for CM as electors seal his wife’s fate

Himachal bypolls: At 65%, hot seat Dehra gets cold voter response; Nalagarh logs 79%

People queue up to cast their vote at a polling station in Nalagarh on Wednesday. PTI



Tribune News Service

Pratibha Chauhan

Shimla, July 10

The polling for the three Assembly bypolls of Dehra, Nalagarh and Hamirpur today was peaceful with Nalagarh in Solan district registering the highest voter turnout of 79.04 per cent.

The voters sealed the fate of the three Independent legislators who resigned within 15 months of being elected in the 2022 Vidhan Sabha poll to seek a re-election on the BJP ticket.

The polling percentage in the Hamirpur seat was 67.70 per cent, almost 5.5 per cent less that the last Assembly elections in 2022.

The voters in Dehra will also decide the political fortunes of Kamlesh Thakur, wife of Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu and Congress candidate from Dehra in Kangra district. Dehra recorded the lowest voter turnout of 65.42 per cent. In the past Assembly elections also, the polling here has normally not been very high. In 2022, the polling percentage in Dehra was 71.39 while in the 2017 elections, it was 70.19. The stakes are high for CM Sukhu as it is important for him to ensure the victory of his wife.

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