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Dance of Democracy: Highest ever voter turnout in most places

Uttar Pradesh's first phase polling in ten constituencies saw over 64% turnout. Madhya Pradesh saw an average 56.60%

April 11, 2014 4:39 IST | India Infoline News Service
Whether it is a vote for change or the enthusiasm of many of the first time voters, the fact remains that this election has so far seen one of the highest voter turnouts in most constituencies. India's elections kicked off on Monday. Thursday saw voting in 92 seats across 14 states and Union territories, including Delhi, Kerala and parts of Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Orissa.

Delhi saw 64.77% turnout as the contest heated up between Congress, BJP and Aam Aadmi Party. Lakshadweep Lok Sabha constituency recorded 87.05% polling for the lone seat. Kerala saw 76% voters turning up while Odisha saw 67% turnout. Jharkhand’s turnout stood at 58.30. Uttar Pradesh's first phase polling in ten constituencies saw over 64% turnout. Madhya Pradesh saw an average 56.60% turnout in the nine constituencies that went to polls on Thursday. The polling in Maharashtra’s constituencies was lesser than expected ranging between 62-68%. Jammu-Poonch parliamentary constituency on Thursday recorded 68% polling.  In Bihar the turnout was over 50% on an average. Haryana saw healthy voter turnout of over 73%. Union Territory Chandigarh created a record of highest ever poll percentage of nearly 74%. Chandigarh.

The voting for the two parliamentary seats in Goa would be held on Saturday. Tripura's second Lok Sabha seat will see polling on Saturday too.

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