Hamirpur (Himachal Pradesh) : Nearly sixty percent voting took place Saturday to elect a new Lok Sabha member from Himachal Pradesh's Hamirpur constituency after the sitting member was expelled over a cash-for-queries scam.
The Hamirpur seat is spread over Hamirpur, Una and Bilaspur districts in the lower hills of the state.
Polling had been brisk in almost all the 1,372 stations on a hot summer day. Female voters outnumbered men in the constituency by 9,041 votes.
The main contest is between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the ruling Congress.
The BJP fielded former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal while the Congress candidate was Ram Lal Thakur.
Counting of votes will take place Tuesday.
The Hamirpur Lok Sabha seat fell vacant after Suresh Chandel of the BJP was disqualified and expelled along with 10 others after being charged with taking money to raise questions in the house.