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Lok Sabha polls phase II: Tripura leads with 77.53 pc voter turnout till 5 pm; UP at lowest with 52.74 pc

April 26, 2024 7:55 PM IST

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Tripura continues to lead the voter turnout charts in the second phase of Lok Sabha elections with 77.53 per cent voting till 5 pm, while Uttar Pradesh has registered the lowest turnout with 52.74 per cent, according to the data released by the Election Commission of India on Friday.

The states of Manipur (76.06 per cent), and West Bengal (71.84 per cent), Chhattisgarh (72.13 per cent) and Assam (70.66 per cent) have also registered healthy turnouts till 5 pm.

Maharashtra (53.51 per cent), Bihar (53.03 per cent), Madhya Pradesh (54.83 per cent) and Rajasthan (59.19 per cent) are the states with relatively low turnout.

The voter turnout of other states are– Kerala (63.97 per cent), Karnataka (63.90 per cent), Jammu and Kashmir (67.22 per cent).
Voting for the second phase of the Lok Sabha elections 2024 began at 7 am on Friday across 88 Parliamentary Constituencies spread over 12 States and Union Territories.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seeking his third consecutive term, while the opposition bloc-INDIA- a coalition of opposing parties formed to take on the BJP in the general elections, is eyeing to oust him from power.

Due to the severe heat, the polling time has been extended till 6 pm in many polling stations in Banka, Madhepura, Khagaria and Munger constituencies in Bihar to facilitate voters coming to the voting booths.

The polling for 102 seats in phase one was completed on April 19.34.8 lakh first-time voters have registered to cast their votes.
The elections are being held in 7 phases with the results due on June 4.

(ANI)

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