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Lok Sabha Elections: 24.87 pc voter turnout recorded till 11 am; West Bengal records highest, J-K lowest

Voting for the fourth phase of the Lok Sabha elections in 96 Parliamentary Constituencies across nine states and one Union Territory began on Monday at 7:00 am
12:54 PM May 13, 2024 IST | ANI
lok sabha elections  24 87 pc voter turnout recorded till 11 am  west bengal records highest  j k lowest
Lok Sabha Elections: 24.87 pc voter turnout recorded till 11 am; West Bengal records highest, J-K lowest --- Representational Photo
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New Delhi, May 13: As the voting for the fourth phase of the Lok Sabha election is underway in 96 constituencies across nine states and one Union Territory, a voter turnout of 24.87 per cent was reported by 11 am.

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According to the data issued by the Election Commission of India (ECI), West Bengal recorded the highest voter turnout of 32.78 per cent while Jammu and Kashmir recorded the lowest voter turnout of 14.94 per cent.

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Meanwhile, Madhya Pradesh recorded 32.38 per cent, Andhra Pradesh recorded 23.10 per cent, Bihar recorded 22.54 per cent, Jharkhand recorded 27.40 per cent, Odisha recorded 23.28 per cent, Maharashtra recorded 17.51 per cent, Telangana recorded 24.31 per cent, and Uttar Pradesh recorded 27.12 per cent.

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Voting for the fourth phase of the Lok Sabha elections in 96 Parliamentary Constituencies across nine states and one Union Territory began on Monday at 7:00 am.

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Polling for all 175 seats of the State Legislative Assembly of Andhra Pradesh and 28 seats of the State Legislative Assembly of Odisha also started simultaneously with the Lok Sabha polls.

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Of the 96 Lok Sabha seats, 25 are from Andhra Pradesh, 17 from Telangana, 13 from Uttar Pradesh, 11 from Maharashtra, eight each from Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal, five from Bihar, four each from Jharkhand and Odisha, and one from Jammu and Kashmir.

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According to the poll body, a total of 4,264 nominations were filed for 96 parliamentary constituencies across.

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Of the 96 Lok Sabha seats, 25 are from Andhra Pradesh, 17 from Telangana, 13 from Uttar Pradesh, 11 from Maharashtra, eight each from Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal, five from Bihar, four each from Jharkhand and Odisha and one from Jammu and Kashmir.

The fourth phase is witnessing key contests in various constituencies. Leaders such as AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, West Bengal Congress chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, TMC leader Mahua Moitra, BJP leader Giriraj Singh, JDU's Rajiv Ranjan Singh (Lalan Singh), TMC leaders Shatrughan Sinha and Yusuf Pathan.

BJP leaders Arjun Munda and Madhavi Latha, and Andhra Pradesh Congress Chief YS Sharmila are also looking for electoral success.

So far, till phase 3 of the Lok Sabha polls, polling has concluded smoothly and peacefully in 283 Lok Sabha seats.

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