Imphal (Agencies): In a by-election to Konthoujam Assembly constituency in Imphal West district of Manipur on Monday, an estimated 80 per cent of the 25,000-strong electorate cast votes.

State election office sources said the byelection was necessitated by the death of sitting Congress MLA and former Assembly Speaker S Budhichandra whose son S Ranjan is contesting on a Congress ticket.

The other two candidates are K Sarat (Trinamool Congress) and Kh Ranjit (Independent). The counting of votes would take place on February 17.