PP-70 Badin by elections- PPP trounced opponents with crushing win

 PPP candidate Dada Muhammad Halipoto bagged 44,893 votes

According to unofficial results of all the 123 polling stations of PP-70 Badin, PPP candidate trounced all the opponents and convincingly wins the by election. PPP candidate Dada Muhammed Halipoto won the by-election after securing 44,893 votes.

JUI-F candidate Maulana Gul Hassan came in second with 6,342 votes. JUI-F candidate was supported by PML-N and other opposition parties. TLP (banned) candidate finished 3rd with 1,954 votes.  The turnout was around 35%. Only 57,620 votes were polled out of total 1,66,809 votes.

The seat had fallen vacant after PPP MPA Bashir Ahmed Halipoto died on March 23. Halipoto was first elected from PS-55 in 2013 and then re-elected from PS-70 during the 2018 General Election. He was also a member of the Sindh Assembly Standing Committee on Labour and Human Resources. 

In the 2018 general Election, late Basheer Ahmed Halipoto had secured 44,385 while GDA candidate Riaz Ahmed secured 22,967 votes.  PPP has retained its vote bank but opposition vote bank has fallen drastically. Half of opposition voters did not turn up at the polling stations in today’s by polls.  

                                                                          Khalid Bhatti 

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