Estimated 83% turnout in Periyapatna polling

11:46 AM, Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

piriyapatna pollMysore: An estimated 83 per cent polling was reported for the election to the Periyapatna Assembly constituency here Tuesday, a state election official said.

The polling began on a dull note but picked up in last three hours towards the evening, Karnataka Chief Electoral Officer Anil Kumar Jha said.

Election in Periyapatna in Mysore district was put off for today following the death of BJP candidate Saname Gowda during the Assembly elections in the state earlier this month.

In Kamapalapura and Yalakuppe polling centres, polling was delayed for more than 45 minutes due to technical glitches in the EVMs.

Congress candidate K Venkatesh is seeking re-election. Counting of votes will take place on May 31.

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