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Impressive voter turnout in most regions, Kerala highest till 3pm

Polling in Gaya

Kerala witnessed the highest turnout of 54.24 per cent till 3 PM among 14 states and Union Territories where 92 constituencies went to polls today

Polling in GayaNew Delhi: Kerala witnessed the highest turnout of 54.24 per cent till 3 PM among 14 states and Union Territories where 92 constituencies went to polls today.

In Delhi, voting percentage was about 52 per cent, followed by Jammu which witnessed 49.46 per cent and in Andaman Nicobar 48.98 per cent people cast their votes by 3 PM, as per provisional figures made available by the Election Commission. Jammu recorded 43.73 per cent polling till 1 PM.

Chandigarh witnessed 42.03 per cent polling till 3 PM, said EC officials. Former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal of Congress is pitted in a triangular contest with BJP’s Kirron Kher and AAP’s Gul Panag.

Haryana, where all 10 Lok Sabha polls went to polls today, recorded 42.77 per cent till 3 PM. It recorded 33.62 per cent till 1 PM.

Uttar Pradesh, where polling was held in 10 Lok Sabha seats, recorded 44.74 per cent till that time, against 35.22 per cent till 1 PM.

Odisha recorded 50 per cent polling till 4:00 pm and there was brisk voting in Jharkhand, Bihar and Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the third phase of polling for 21 Lok Sabha seats and 70 assembly constituencies in Odisha in eastern India.

Lakshadweep witnessed 41.39 per cent till 3 PM,  Andamans recorded the region’s highest turnout of 55 per cent, Jharkhand 50 per cent and Bihar 46.89 per cent till 4 pm.

In the polling today, nearly 11 crore voters are eligible to vote in 92 seats spread across 14 states, including Delhi -national capital region and the riot-hit Muzaffarnagar.

An impressive 49 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 3 PM in high-profile Ghaziabad constituency where 22.64 lakh eligible electorates are exercising their franchise.

This is the third round in the nine-phase elections which began on April 7 and will conclude on May 12.

PTI

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