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Lok Sabha Elections 2014: Enthusiastic voter turnout with 81% polling West Bengal and 68% in Telangana

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 - 9:52pm IST | Agency: dna webdesk

The seventh phase of the ongoing Lok Sabha elections concluded on Wednesday after much political drama and fanfare. The seven states and two union territory saw some of the big guns of Indian politics in the fray including Narendra Modi, Sonia Gandhi, LK Advani and Rajnath Singh.

Stakes were also high for the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal in Punjab which has four seats and is locked in a bitter contest with Congress.

However, it was the enthusiastic voter turnout that took the cake with over 81% polling in West Bengal. 

Narendra Modi's Gujarat saw upto 62% polling with Modi himself creating waves and controversies with his selfies and press conference at the polling station. However, it wasn't so favourable to the BJP's prime ministerial candidate as the Election Commission asked Gujarat administration to file FIR against him for violation of poll codes.

The new state of Telangana, that was also polling for assembly elections, showed an impressive turnout as well, with over 68% voting.

Barring minor incidents, balloting was on peacefully amid tight security at 30,574 polling booths across 10 districts of Telangana including Hyderabad.

The seven constituencies of Bihar saw a moderate 58 %, while Uttar Pradesh was around 57%.

Jammu and Kashmir though did not see the same enthusiasm with only 20% polling

Both Union Territoties of Daman, Diu and Dadra, Nagra Haveli saw large numbers with 66% and 74% respectively.

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