Lok Sabha election: Over 64% voter turnout till 5pm in phase 2

Tripura recorded the highest voter turnout in phase 2 of the Lok Sabha elections followed by Chhatisgarh and West Bengal.
Lok Sabha election: Over 64% voter turnout till 5pm in phase 2
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A voter turnout of 64% was recorded in 88 constituencies across 13 states and Union territories till 5pm in the second phase of the Lok Sabha elections 2024 on Friday .

Tripura's lone seat up for grabs in this phase recorded the highest turnout of 77.93% followed by the three constituencies of Chhattisgarh with 72.13% and three seats of West Bengal with 71.84%.

While polling percentage in Bihar saw an increase from the first phase, it was just above Uttar Pradesh at 53.03%. Kishanganj recorded a voter turnout of 56.12%, Katihar registered 55.54%, Purnea recorded 55.14 %, Bhagalpur registered 47.26% and Banka recorded 49.50% till 5 pm, officials said.

A voter turnout of 52.74% was recorded till 5 pm in the eight Lok Sabha constituencies of Uttar Pradesh. According to the Election Commission (EC), 61.89% polling was recorded in Amroha till 5 pm, followed by 55.49% in Meerut, 52.74% in Baghpat, 48.21% in Ghaziabad, 51.66% in Gautam Buddh Nagar, 54.34% in Bulandshahr, 54.36% in Aligarh and 46.96% in Mathura.

The average turnout in the 13 constituencies in Rajasthan that went to polls in the second phase was 59.19 per cent till 5 pm. Despite a few incidents, polling proceeded peacefully, with the highest turnout in Barmer-Jaisalmer and Banswara-Dungarpur. The overall turnout surpassed that of the first phase, with approximately 2.8 crore eligible voters.

The early voters include Union minister Prahlad Patel in the Damoh Lok Sabha seat, which he represented in 2019, and Union minister Virendra Kumar and his wife in the Tikamgarh seat. Kumar is seeking a fourth term from Tikamgarh and is pitted against Congress' Pankaj Ahirwar.

Polling for all 20 Lok Sabha constituencies in Kerala concluded at 6pm, with the state registering a provisional voter turnout exceeding 67.27 per cent. Though the official time for polling ended at 6 pm, huge queues were seen outside polling booths across the state and therefore, the final turnout percentage is likely to go up, reported PTI.

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Kerala had seen a voter turnout of 77.84 per cent in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

Source: Hindustan Times

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