Jind (Haryana): Elaborate arrangements have been made for the smooth and peaceful voting on Monday for the crucial by-poll for Jind assembly constituency.
As per reports, as many as 48,000 voters out of a total of 1,71,113 eligible to vote belong to the Jat community while the remaining others belong to Brahmin, Punjabi, and other communities.
A total of 21 candidates are in the fray.
As many as 1, 71,113 people, including nearly 80,000 women, are eligible to vote. At least 158 polling stations have been set up, of which 67 are located in rural areas.
Prominent political leaders like senior Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala, the late Hari Chand Middha’s son and ruling BJP candidate Krishan Middha and INLD’s Umed Singh Redhu are in the fray.
Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) and Returning Officer, Jind assembly constituency, Virender Sehrawat said: “Krishan Lal Middha has filed nomination from BJP, Randeep Singh Surjewala from Congress Party, Umed Singh Redhu from INLD party and Digvijay Singh Chautala from Jannayak Janta Party.”
Others who have filed nomination papers included Sheetal from Rashtriya Mazdoor Ekta Party, Sunita from the People’s Party of India and many other candidates including independents.
Jind assembly constituency was represented by Hari Chand Middha, a candidate from the INLD. The seat went vacant after Middha passed away due to illness on August 26.
The counting of votes is scheduled for January 31.