66 per cent voter turnout recorded in 3rd phase of LS elections
66 per cent polling has been recorded in the third phase of Lok Sabha election. Briefing media in New Delhi last evening, Senior Deputy Election Commissioner Umesh Sinha said, except for minor incidents, polling remained peaceful in 116 constituencies and Anantnag district of Anantnag Loksabha constituency.
Mr Sinha said, out of 543 Lok Sabha constituencies, polls concluded in 303 constituencies. He said, people, came out in large numbers to exercise their franchise. Tripura recorded 79.64 per cent voting followed by West Bengal with 78.97 per cent. Assam recorded 74.05 per cent, Kerala 73.06 per cent, Daman and Diu 73 per cent, Dadar and Nagar Haveli 71.43, Goa 70.90, Chhattisgarh 64.02 per cent, Karnataka 60.42 per cent, Gujarat 59 per cent, Bihar 60 per cent, Maharashtra 62 per cent, Uttar Pradesh 60.52 per cent and in Jammu and Kashmir 12.86 per cent voting was recorded. In Odisha, 64 per cent polling was recorded for both Lok Sabha and Assembly elections which were held simultaneously.