Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - HTNAVIMUMB­AI - G Mo­hi­ud­din Jeddy ht­for­nav­i­mum­[email protected]­dus­tan­

VASHI: Vot­ing in the by-elec­tion to ward no. 54 in Vashi, com­pris­ing sec­tors 6, 7 and 8, will take place to­day till 5pm, fol­lowed by the count­ing process. Re­sults are also ex­pected later in the evening.

The by-elec­tion is be­ing held af­ter the res­ig­na­tion of Vithal More from Na­tion­al­ist Congress Party, on whose ticket he had won the seat. The three can­di­dates in the fray are cor­po­ra­tor Vi­jaya Thakur who is con­test­ing as the NCP can­di­date, More as the Shiv Sena can­di­date and Ek­nath Dukhande of the Congress.

The vot­ing cen­tre is Mod­ern school where eight booths have been set up, for 6,725 vot­ers.

Deputy com­mis­sioner of po­lice Pu­rushot­tam Karad is lead­ing a team of 10 po­lice in­spec­tors, 25 po­lice sub-in­spec­tors and 200 per­son­nel for the vot­ing and sub­se­quent count­ing.

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