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Lok Sabha polls: Over 60% polling in Uttar Pradesh

Thursday, 10 April 2014 - 7:33pm IST | Place: Lucknow | Agency: PTI

Over 60% polling was recorded in 10 constituencies of western Uttar Pradesh, including riot-hit Muzaffarnagar, so far.

The vote percentage in 2009 polls in these districts was 51.30% while in 2012 assembly polls the percentage was 61.78%.

According to EC sources, Saharanpur witnessed 68.40% polling till reports last came in, while 64.90% voting was reported from Kairana, and 63.53% electorates exercised there franchise in Muzaffarnagar.

Similarly, Bijnore had 62.96% polling, Meerut 60.50%, Baghpat 61.52%, Ghaziabad 57.42%, Gautam Buddha Nagar 47.20%, Bulandshahr 61.60% and Aligarh 55.60%.

The electoral fortunes of 146 candidates were sealed in the EVMs today in the 10 Lok Sabha seats, where a total of 1.74 crore voters -- 95.96 lakh men and 78.37 lakh women --were eligible to exercise their franchise.

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