About 69 pc voting in Haryana's civic polls

About 69 pc voting in Haryana's  civic polls

Nearly 69 per cent of over 17 lakh voters on Sunday cast their ballots in elections to seven municipal corporations and two municipal committees in Haryana where polling ended peacefully.

No untoward incident was reported from the municipal corporations of Ambala, Hisar, Karnal, Panchkula, Panipat, Rohtak and Yamunanagar, state election commissioner Dharam Vir said here.

In the case of the two municipal committees, the poll percentage was 90.62 per cent in Farukhnagar and 87 per cent in Kalanaur. The highest voter turnout of 73.63 per cent was recorded in Yamunanagar MC followed by 72.45 per cent in Karnal, 67.74 per cent in Rohtak and 67.13 per cent in Hisar. Voters in three villages in Panipat district abstained from voting as they wanted their villages be excluded from the ambit of municipal corporation and kept under panchayat.

A total of 1,686 candidates are in fray for the 144 wards of seven corporations. Of the 1,696 polling stations, 251 had been declared sensitive and 335 hyper-sensitive.

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