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Himachal Pradesh records highest voter turnout at 31.92 pc till 11 am, Odisha lowest at 22.64 pc

Himachal Pradesh is leading the voter turnout at 31.92 per cent across seven states and the Union Territory of Chandigarh in the last phase of the Lok Sabha elections on Saturday, as per the data provided by the Election Commission.

However, the overall voter turnout recorded till 11 am is at 26.30 per cent.

Jharkhand is leading in the second place with 29.55 per cent followed by 28.10 per cent in West Bengal, 28.02 per cent in Uttar Pradesh, 25.03 per cent in Chandigarh, 24.25 per cent in Bihar, 23.91 per cent in Punjab and Odisha lowest at 22.64 per cent.

The seventh and final phase of polling in the largest festival of democracy started on Saturday as voting started in the last 57 parliamentary constituencies at 7 am across seven states and the Union Territory of Chandigarh.

According to the Election Commission of India, over 10.06 crore electors including approximately 5.24 crore male, 4.82 crore female and 3574 third gender electors are expected to exercise their franchise.

All 13 parliamentary constituencies of Punjab are voting on Saturday in the last phase.

Six assembly seats in Himachal Pradesh have also gone to polls today. The outcome will have a bearing on the Congress government in the state.

All six seats going to the polls were held by Congress and MLAs from these seats cross-voted in the Rajya Sabha polls.

Polling for the remaining 42 Assembly Constituencies of the Odisha State Legislative Assembly is also underway.

(ANI)

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