Polling for by-elections will be held in these four constituencies on October 30. These include Mandi Lok Sabha seat.
According to local leaders of the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the results of these by-elections may affect the results of the assembly to be held in December next year. There are 17 assembly constituencies in Mandi Lok Sabha seat.
BJP’s state unit spokesperson Randhir Sharma told PTI that the results of this by-election will affect the results of the assembly elections.
Shillai MLA Harshvardhan Chauhan and the president of the media cell of Congress in the state also have the same views.
Both the leaders also claimed to have registered the victory of their respective parties in all the four seats.
An official of the Election Commission said that 2484 polling stations and 312 auxiliary polling stations have been set up for Mandi Lok Sabha seat, where there are 12,99,756 eligible voters. At the same time, there are 87,222 eligible voters in Fatehpur, 92,609 in Arki and 70,965 in Jubbal-Kotkhai assembly constituency.
It is claimed that the world’s highest polling station is located in Tshigang at an altitude of 15,256 feet above sea level in the tribal district of Lahaul-Spiti in Mandi parliamentary seat.
By-elections in these four seats are being held due to the death of sitting MPs and MLAs. The counting of votes for all these seats will be done on November 2.