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10 percent voting in Maharashtra, Gadkari votes (Third Lead)

IANS  |  Nagpur 

Peaceful voting was underway in seven constituencies of on Thursday, with an average of 10 percent polling reported till 9 a.m., officials said.

Of the total 1.30 crore electorate, the early voters included at a school in

Urging people to vote for national security and the country's unity, Bhagwat said: "Voting is our duty."

and his family voted in Mahal area of his constituency, Vikas Amte and his family voted in Anandvan (Chandrapur) while former and his family voted in

To beat the heat, many voters had queued up early at polling stations in Nagpur, Chandrapur, Ramtek, Wardha, Yavatmal-Washim, and There are a total of 14,731 polling stations.

Long queues of voters, including women and youth, were seen at polling stations in Aheri in the Maoist-infested

On Wednesday, two CRPF troopers were injured when a blast took place in Etapalli in Gadchiroli.

The fate of 116 candidates including prominent ones like versus of (Nagpur) and Hansraj Ahir versus of (Chandrapur) besides former state (Yavatmal-Washim) and state Women's Congress will be decided on Thursday.



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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 10:56 IST