Jind bypoll: 60 per cent polling registered till 3 pm

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Jind (Haryana): Touted as a prestige battle between the ruling BJP and opposition Congress, the Jind assembly by poll registered over 60 per cent polling till 3 pm.

Twenty-one candidates including two women are in the fray.

The by-poll was necessitated following the demise of INLD MLA Hari Chan Middha. His son Krishna Middha has recently joined the BJP and is a candidate for the bye election.

The JJP has put its weight behind Digvijay Chautala, the younger son of jailed leader Ajay Singh Chautala, who broke away from the INLD and floated the party.

A large number of voters queued up to exercise their franchise. Officials here said 15 per cent polling was recorded in the first two hours and by 3 pm, the poll percentage had crossed 60 per cent.

Nearly 1.7 lakh people, including 80,556 women, are eligible to vote, the officials said.

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