Voting for Bawana assembly bypoll here is underway after polling began at 8 am on Wednesday. One of the 12 reserved constituencies, Bawana is dotted with 26 villages, slum clusters and unauthorised colonies.

Eight candidates are in the fray in the election that is being carried out through 379 polling stations.

The bypoll in Bawana was necessitated after Aam Aadmi Party MLA Ved Prakash quit the party and also resigned from the Delhi assembly to join the Bharatiya Janata Party in March.

Ved Prakash in now contesting against AAP candidate Ram Chandra, who is a famous Purvanchali face.

Congress’ three time MLA Surender Kumar is contesting from his party.

In 2013 and 2015, the overall polling percentage for Delhi Assembly elections was 65.63% and 67.12%.