CHANDIGARH, Oct 21: Polling was underway on Monday for the bypolls to four assembly seats Phagwara (reserve), Jalalabad, Dakha and Mukerian in Punjab.
Polling began at 7 am and will continue till 6 pm, officials said.
Around 7.76 lakh voters are eligible to decide the fate of total 33 candidates. The results of the elections will be declared on October 24.
Till 9 am, polling percentage in Phagwara was 7.6 per cent, 12 per cent in Mukerian, 6.54 per cent in Dakha and 14 per cent in Jalalabad, officials said.
There was no report of any untoward incident in these four assembly segments, they said.
Seven companies of paramilitary forces have been deployed in four assembly segments, a poll official said.
A total 920 polling stations have been set up. Some polling stations in Dakha and Jalalabad have been categorized as sensitive.
In the last elections, while the SAD-BJP combine had bagged two of the four assembly segments, one each was won by the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
This time, the main contest is between the Congress and the SAD-BJP combine. - PTI