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Lok Sabha Elections: 10.35 pc Voter turnout recorded till 9 am, polling underway in 96 constituencies

As the voting for the fourth phase of the Lok Sabha election is underway in 96 constituencies, the total voter turnout till 9 am was recorded at 10.35 per cent.

According to the data issued by the Election Commission of India (ECI), West Bengal recorded the highest voter turnout of 15.24 per cent.

Madhya Pradesh recorded 14.97 per cent, Jharkhand recorded 11.78 per cent, Uttar Pradesh recorded 11.67 per cent, Bihar recorded 10.18 per cent, Telangana recorded 9.51 per cent, Andhra Pradesh recorded 9.05 per cent, Odisha recorded 9.23 per cent, Maharashtra recorded 6.45 per cent. The lowest voter turnout was recorded in Jammu and Kashmir at 5.07 per cent.

Voting for the fourth phase of the Lok Sabha elections in 96 Parliamentary Constituencies across nine states and one Union Territory began on Monday at 7:00 am.

Polling for all 175 seats of the State Legislative Assembly of Andhra Pradesh and 28 seats of the State Legislative Assembly of Odisha also started simultaneously with the Lok Sabha polls.

Of the 96 Lok Sabha seats, 25 are from Andhra Pradesh, 17 from Telangana, 13 from Uttar Pradesh, 11 from Maharashtra, eight each from Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal, five from Bihar, four each from Jharkhand and Odisha, and one from Jammu and Kashmir.

According to the poll body, a total of 4,264 nominations were filed for 96 parliamentary constituencies across.

Of the 96 Lok Sabha seats, 25 are from Andhra Pradesh, 17 from Telangana, 13 from Uttar Pradesh, 11 from Maharashtra, eight each from Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal, five from Bihar, four each from Jharkhand and Odisha and one from Jammu and Kashmir.

The fourth phase is witnessing key contests in various constituencies. Leaders such as AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, West Bengal Congress chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, TMC leader Mahua Moitra, BJP leader Giriraj Singh, JDU’s Rajiv Ranjan Singh (Lalan Singh), TMC leaders Shatrughan Sinha and Yusuf Pathan.

BJP leaders Arjun Munda and Madhavi Latha, and Andhra Pradesh Congress Chief YS Sharmila are also looking for electoral success.

So far, till phase 3 of the Lok Sabha polls, polling has concluded smoothly and peacefully in 283 Lok Sabha seats.

(ANI)

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