About sixty percent men and women exercised their right of franchise for bye election to Hamirpur Lok sabha seat in the Hamirpur district today. The polling that started at a brisk note in the early morning hours became dull when the Sun advanced further. However, it became brisk in the last three hours of the day.Women again outnumbered men in the polling and were seen in large number at the polling stations to cast their votes. They reached polling stations well dressed and singing songs.
Nearly one dozen octogenarians and same number of blind and infirm people also cast their votes at various polling stations of Hamirpur. Debko Devi and Dewan Chand two octogenarians reached the Kakker polling station with their spouses to cast their votes. Devko Devi was brought to his back by her grand son to the polling station. Devko Devi was happy to cast her vote and said that it would be last time that she voted for any candidate.
Polling for bye election to Hamirpur Lok sabha seat started on a brisk note in all parts of the Parliamentary constituency this morning. There was heavy rush of voters at the polling stations and women were outnumbering men there. People were standing in long queues to wait for their turn to cast their votes.
Hamirpur Deputy Commission, Rajneesh Kumar claimed that polling was peaceful by and large and no case of any type was reported from any part of the district so for. He said that polling was bound to cross sixty percent as the final reports were still pouring in at the district headquarter.
Reports reaching here say that there was about 50.5% polling in Dehra (Kangra), 65% in Bilaspur and 59% in Una districts of the state.