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Lok Sabha Elections 2014: Impressive voter turnout in most regions

Thursday, 10 April 2014 - 4:53pm IST | Agency: PTI

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 a total of 42.38 per cent polling till 3 PM.

Lakshadweep witnessed 41.39 per cent till 3 PM, while Jharkhand recorded 38.91 per cent till that time, according to Election Commission officials.

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.

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




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