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LS Polls phase 6: Voter turnout highest in West Bengal till 9 am

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As polling began in 59 parliamentary constituencies across the nation for the penultimate and sixth phase of general elections, saw the highest in the initial hours of voting despite instances of violence, while and saw tepid

As of 9 am on Sunday, witnessed 16.66 per cent voting, while recorded second highest of 14.97 per cent.

Polling percentage in other states: (9.03 per cent), (8.32 per cent), (7.58), (5.48 per cent) and (5.18 per cent).

Among the seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi, voting percentage is highest at East (8.16 percent), followed by North East Delhi (8.02 percent), West Delhi (7.76 percent), Chandni Chowk (4.24 percent), (3.56 percent), North West Delhi (2.58 percent) and South Delhi (1.13 percent).

Polling is being held on eight seats in Bihar, all ten seats in Haryana, eight in Madhya Pradesh, 14 in Uttar Pradesh, eight in and four in Jharkhand, in addition to Delhi.

In the ongoing phase of elections, among the heavyweights in the fray are former chief ministers Akhilesh Yadav (from Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh), Digvijaya Singh (from in Madhya Pradesh), Hooda (from Sonepat in Haryana), and (from North-East Delhi).

and RJD veteran Raghuvansh is in the fray from Vaishali in Bihar, while is contesting from Guna in

Re-polling is being conducted at booth number 116 in West Bengal's parliamentary constituency and station number 110 in Arambag Lok Sabha seat, along with one polling station each in Puducherry and

The seventh and last phase of will take place on May 19 and counting of votes will take place on May 23.

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First Published: Sun, May 12 2019. 11:00 IST