Voters in 54 constituencies across 10 states are all set to choose their legislators on Tuesday, including the 28 seats in Madhya Pradesh which would turn the political calculations in the state. Besides which, the 54 seats include eight in Gujarat, seven in Uttar Pradesh, two each in Karnataka, Odisha, Jharkhand and Nagaland and one seat each in Telangana, Chhattisgarh and Haryana.
Extensive arrangements have also been made due to the Covid-19 pandemic, including personal protective equipment (PPE) kits for election staff, more polling booths, thermal screening, sanitisers, masks and gloves for voters and markings to ensure social distancing. The results will be declared on November 10.
The by-polls gained political significance as they turned into a litmus test for ruling BJP amidst sharp criticism over handling pandemic situation in the country.
In Telangana, as well, the Dubbaka by-election after the seat fell vacant after the sudden demise of the sitting TRS MLA Solipeta Ramalinga Reddy turned into a tug-of-war between BJP, Congress and the ruling party.
Here’s a list of constituencies that go to by-polls on November 3:
Joura, Sumaoli, Morena, Dimani, Ambah, Mehgaon, Gohad, Gwalior, Gwalior East, Dabra, Bhander, Karera, Pohari, Bamori, Ashok Nagar, Mungaoli, Surkhi, Malhara, Anuppur, Sanchi, Biaora, Agar, Hatpipliya, Mandhata, Nepanagar, Badnawar, Sanwer and Suwasra
Abdasa, Limdi, Morbi, Dhari, Gadhada (ST), Karjan, Dangs (ST) and Kaprada (ST)
Naugaon, Ghatampur (Kanpur), Bulandshahr, Tundla (Firozabad), Bangarmau (Unnao), Deoria and Malhani
Sira, Raja Rajeshwari Nagar
Southern Angami-I, Pungro-Kiphire