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Lok Sabha Elections: 40.32 Pc Voter Turnout Recorded Till 1 Pm

02:17 PM May 13, 2024 IST | 8PM News Desk
lok sabha elections  40 32 pc voter turnout recorded till 1 pm
Lok Sabha Elections: 40.32 pc Voter turnout recorded till 1 pm

New Delhi: As the voting for the fourth phase of the Lok Sabha election is underway in 96 constituencies across nine states and one Union Territory, a voter turnout of 40.32 per cent was reported by 1 pm.

According to the data issued by the Election Commission of India (ECI), West Bengal recorded the highest voter turnout of 51.87 per cent while Jammu and Kashmir recorded the lowest voter turnout of 23.575 per cent.

Meanwhile, Madhya Pradesh recorded 48.52 per cent, Andhra Pradesh recorded 40.26 per cent, Bihar recorded 34.44 per cent, Jharkhand recorded 43.8 per cent, Odisha recorded 39.30 per cent, Maharashtra recorded 30.85 per cent, Telangana recorded 40.38 per cent, and Uttar Pradesh recorded 39.68 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.

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