LS Polls: 63.69% Turnout in UP, 53.06% in Bihar, 57.85% in U’Khand
Eight constituencies in Uttar Pradesh, which voted in the first phase of Lok Sabha election, recorded an overall 63.69 percent voter turnout till 6 pm on Thursday, 11 April.
Four constituencies of Bihar recorded 53.06 percent turnout, while 57.85 percent voter turnout was recorded in the five constituencies of Uttarakhand till 5 pm, in the first phase of polling. Chhattisgarh’s only constituency, Bastar recorded 56 percent voter turnout.
Earlier in the day, reports said that BSF personnel fired shots in the air to deter alleged fake voters from casting their ballot in Uttar Pradesh’s Kairana.
Eighteen constituencies across the ‘Hindi heartland’ – including those in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Uttarakhand and Chhattisgarh – cast their ballot in 2019 Lok Sabha elections today.
- Eighteen out of 91 constituencies that voted on Thursday are from the Hindi heartland
- Eight seats in western UP and five in Bihar went to the polls on Thursday
- Chhattisgarh’s Bastar was the lone constituency from the state to vote
- Union Ministers VK Singh and Mahesh Sharma are in the fray as BJP candidates from Ghaziabad and Gautam Buddh Nagar respectively
- Former Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi and LJP leader Chirag Paswan are also contesting in the first phase
Rural Voters Pip Urban in Gautam Buddh Nagar, 62.7% Overall Turnout
Gautam Buddh Nagar witnessed 62.7 percent voter turnout for the Lok Sabha election on Thursday, with electors in rural areas outnumbering those in urban areas, said officials.
Union minister Mahesh Sharma is seeking reelection as a BJP candidate from Gautam Buddh Ngar, citing development work.
The Congress is hoping a young Arvind Kumar Singh regain the seat it had lost in the 1980s, while the BSP's Satveer Nagar, a rural favourite, is being backed by the Samajwadi Party, Rashtriya Lok Dal and the Aam Aadmi Party as the coalition candidate.
Gautam Buddh Nagar comprises Noida, Jewar, Dadri, Khurja and Sikandrabad assembly segments, with the latter two being in Bulandshahr district, they said.
Except Noida, other segments are predominantly rural areas.
Lok Sabha Elections: Bihar Records Turnout of 53.06%
An estimated 53.06 percent voter turnout was recorded in four Lok Sabha constituencies of Bihar, a top election official said.
Uttarakhand Elections: Constituency-wise Turnout in Uttarakhand
Turnout in the five constituencies in Uttarakhand was as below.
- Tehri Garhwal - 54.38 percent
- Garhwal - 49.89 percent
- Almora - 48.78 percent
- Nainital-Udham Singh Nagar - 66.39 percent
- Haridwar - 66.24 percent
Uttar Pradesh Elections: Constituency-wise Voter Turnout
Poll officials said till 6 pm Saharanpur recorded maximum voter turnout at 70.68 percent, while the least turnout was reported for Ghaziabad Lok Sabha seat where it stood at 57.60 percent.
The polling percentage in Meerut and Baghpat stood at around 63 and 63.90 percent respectively.
The voting percentage in Kairana was 62.10 percent, Muzaffarnagar 65.66 percent, Bijnor 65.40 per cent and 60.15 per cent in Gautam Buddh Nagar, they said.
Lok Sabha Polls: Bihar Sees 50% Turnout
The voter turnout recorded in Bihar for four constituencies is 50 percent till 5 pm.