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Tag: First Phase Polling

Bengal-voters
Nearly 81% polling in Bengal till 5 p.m.

Cooch Behar/Alipurduar (West Bengal): The endangered Toto tribals, tea garden workers and erstwhile enclave dwellers turned up in large numbers to take part in the world’s biggest festival of democracy, as voting continued beyond the 6 p.m. deadline in two northern West Bengal Lok Sabha constituencies on Thursday amid reports of sporadic violence, EVM glitches […]

Meghalaya-voter
67 per cent votes polled in Meghalaya

Shillong: Over 67 per cent of the 19.14 lakh voters of Meghalaya exercised their franchise in the Lok Sabha elections on Thursday amid reports of malfunctioning of voting machines from some booths, state Chief Electoral Officer Fredrick Roy Kharkongor said. Meghalaya has two Lok Sabha constituencies – Shillong and Tura – and polling was peaceful […]

Sikkim-voter
74 per cent voter turnout in Sikkim

Gangtok: An estimated 74 per cent of the voters in Sikkim have exercised their franchise on Thursday to elect members of the state Legislative Assembly as well as the lone Lok Sabha MP from the state, an official said. A total of 4,32,306 voters comprising 2,20,305 males and 2,12,001 females were eligible to exercise their […]

Maharashtra-voter
Maharashtra averages 56% voting in 7 LS seats

Nagpur: Maharashtra recorded a provisional average voting of around 56 percent in the seven Lok Sabha constituencies that voted on Thursday in the first phase of the Lok Sabha polls, an official said. Surprisingly, the highest voter turnout – 62 per cent – was notched in the Maoist-affected Gadchiroli-Chimur and the lowest – 52 per […]

Arunanchal-voters
66 per cent voter turnout in Arunachal Pradesh

Itanagar: An estimated 66 per cent of the voters in Arunachal Pradesh exercised their franchise on Thursday to elect members of the state Assembly and the two Lok Sabha MPs, an election official said. Arunachal Pradesh has a total of 7,94,162 voters, including 4,01,601 women. Elections to the state Assembly and two Lok Sabha seats […]

Tripura-voters
Over 81% polling recorded in Tripura in the first phase

Agartala: Over 81 per cent of the total of 13,47,381 electorates voted on Thursday for the first phase of balloting in Tripura West parliamentary seat, officials said. Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Sriram Taranikanti said after receiving the final reports from all the district magistrates (district electoral officers) that the polling percentage might increase. “After examining […]

Voters-jammu
Overall 56% turnout in Jammu, Baramulla LS seats: CEO

Jammu: An overall 56 per cent of the votes were cast in Jammu and Kashmir’s Jammu and Baramulla Lok Sabha constituencies on Thursday and the poll process ended peacefully, Chief Electoral Officer Shailendra Kumar said. Addressing a media conference, he said that 72.16 turnout was recorded in Jammu and 35.01 per cent in Baramulla. However, […]

voters-chhattisgarh
56% voter turnout in Chhattisgarh's Bastar LS seat

New Delhi: About 56 per cent turnout was recorded in Chhatisgarh’s Bastar Lok Sabha constituency on Thursday with the Shamgiri polling booth, where the Maoist attack two days ago left a BJP MLA dead, reporting 77 per cent polling, the Election Commission said. In 2014, the turnout had been 59 per cent. Barring a few […]

Polling-Uttarakhand
58% polling in Uttarakhand's 5 LS seats

Dehradun: At least 58 per cent of Uttarakhand’s 78.56 lakh voters cast their votes to seal the fate of 52 candidates in the fray for the hill state’s five Lok Sabha constituencies where the battle was mainly between archrivals BJP and Congress. Medium to brisk polling was recorded in most polling booths in all five […]

Bihar-polling
53% turnout in Ist phase of vote in Bihar

Patna: Despite several villages boycotting polls in the four Lok Sabha constituencies in Bihar on development issues, around 53 per cent voting was recorded amid few incidents of clashes and malfunctioning of EVMs on Thursday. Of the 70 lakh people, around 53 per cent voted by the end of the day in the Maoist-affected districts […]

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