Good voting, too, across 11 states

Good voting, too, across 11 states

A good turnout of voters marked the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections held at 121 parliamentary constituencies across 11 states on Thursday. Polling remain­ed peaceful, except for few disruptions, rigging attempts at some polling booths and violence, including a Maoist attack in Jharkhand that left three CRPF personnel and a driver injured.

Eleven parliamentary constituencies of Uttar Pradesh witnessed 62.52 per cent turnout, seven per cent higher than the last Lok Sabha polls.

About 56 per cent voters in Bihar sealed the fate of 117 candidates in seven parliamentary constituencies. West Bengal recorded a 78.89 per cent turnout.

Voter turnout reached 54.41 per cent in 10 parliame­nta­ry seats of Madhya Pradesh, 63.44 per cent for three seats in Chhattisgarh, about 55 per cent of 19 constituencies in Maharashtra, with 74 per cent voting in Manipur, 70 per cent in Odisha and 62 per cent at six constituencies in Jharkhand. Udhampur (J&K) saw a turnout of 69 per cent, while Rajasthan recorded 63.43 per cent of voting.

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