Voting for bypolls underway in two Lok Sabha and 51 Assembly seats spread over in 17 States. The two Lok Sabha seats where by-polls is taking place are Samastipur in Bihar and Satara in Maharashtra.
Assembly constituencies for which bypolls are being held are 11 seats of Uttar Pradesh, 6 in Gujarat, 5 seats each in Kerala and Bihar, 3 in Sikkim, 4 each of Punjab and Assam, 2 each of Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh and one seat each in Odisha, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Meghalaya, Pudducherry and Arunachal Pradesh.
In Assam, nearly 12 per cent polling was reported in the first two hours of voting for four Assembly seats. Polling began at 7 AM. The Assembly seats going to polls are Jania, Ratabari, Sonari and Rangapara. BJP and Congress have fielded candidates in all the four seats. A total of 20 candidates are in the fray.
Around 6 lakh 79 thousand voters can exercise their right to franchise at 830 polling stations. Adequate security arrangements have been made to ensure peaceful polling.