Heavy voter turnout in the polling

The 8th phase of the Lok Sabha elections registered moderate to heavy voter turnout in the polling in 64 Lok Sabha constituencies spread over 7 States which went to the polls today.

The highest 81.28 per cent voter turnout was recorded in 6 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal while two seats in Jammu and Kashmir registered around 50 per cent turnout.

Polling was by and large peaceful in all areas barring one incident at Sitamarhi in Bihar where one person was killed in police firing when some people were trying to capture a polling booth.

Addressing a press conference in New Delhi this evening, Election Commission officials said, 25 Lok Sabha and 175 Assembly constituencies in Andhra Pradesh witnessed about 76 percent voting while 15 seats of Uttar Pradesh registered 55.52 percent polling.

58 percent turnout was reported in 7 seats in Bihar and all the 5 constituencies in Uttarakhand recorded 62 percent voting .

All 4 seats in Himachal Pradesh registered around 65 per cent polling.

In Amethi Lok Sabha Constituency of Uttar Pradesh the voter turnout was around 55 per cent from where Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi is seeking re-election. BJP leader Smriti Irani and Aam Aadmi Party’s Kumar Vishwas are pitted against him on this seat.

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