In the eight Lok Sabha constituencies of western Uttar Pradesh, around 64 percent of the voters used their franchise till 6 pm. In Bihar, about 53 percent of the voting was recorded in four Lok Sabha constituencies.
NEW DELHI: The world’s largest democratic exercise began on Thursday as millions of Indians came to the polls to elect 91 Lok Sabha members in the seven-phase general elections. There are more than 14 crore voters in 91 Lok Sabha constituencies spread over 18 states and two union territories.
In the eight Lok Sabha constituencies of western Uttar Pradesh, around 63.69 percent of the voters used their franchise till 6 pm. Voting was held on Thursday in Saharanpur, Karaana, Muzaffarnagar, Bijnor, Meerut, Baghpat, Ghaziabad and Gautam Buddhist city.
In Saharanpur, the maximum turnout was recorded at 70.68 percent, while Ghaziabad was the lowest turnout for the Lok Sabha seat, where it was 57.60 percent.
The percentage of voting in Meerut and Baghpat was around 63.90 per cent respectively. Polling percentage in Keranah was 62.10 per cent, Muzaffarnagar 65.66 per cent, Bijnor 65.40 per cent and Gautam Budh Nagar 60.15 per cent.
53% polling in Bihar in first phase
Nearly 53 percent of the voting was recorded in four Lok Sabha constituencies in Bihar, which went to the first phase of polling.
In the first phase of the state’s Lok Sabha elections, 70 percent of the people in Naxal-affected districts of Nawada and Jamui voted till the end of the day.
In more than half a dozen villages of Gaya, Jamui and Nawada, people boycotted elections in protest against the lack of roads, schools and health centers.
On May 19, after the end of the seven-phase polling, on May 23, the votes for all 543 seats will be counted. Approximately 15 million young voters of the age group of 18-19 are voting for the first time in seven phases.
In the last general elections in 2014, more than 55 million Indians (66.3 percent) voted with BJP, which was victorious with less than 30 percent votes, which gave a five-year mandate to the government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Was there.