Counting of votes for Jind bypoll in Haryana began with tight security arrangements.
The counting began at 8 am and we expect the results by afternoon, officials here said.
Twenty-one candidates, including two women, had contested the bypoll, which were held on January 28.
A healthy voter turnout of 75.77% in the by-election to the Jind assembly constituency, prestige battle for the ruling BJP, the Congress and the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) ahead of the parliamentary and assembly polls.
Loktantra Suraksha Party (LSP), by BJP’s rebel MP Raj Kumar Saini, are also in the fray and fielded its candidate.
The bypoll was held just months ahead of the Lok Sabha and assembly elections in Haryana making it even more important.