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61.50 per cent polling recorded in Uttarakhand

IANS  |  Dehradun 

Releasing the final figures, the (EC) has stated that 61.50 per cent of the polling was recorded in in the first phase of election held on Thursday.

The figures were announced by the EC on Friday night.

In an earlier report released on Thursday after the polling got over, the tentative percentage of voters stated by the EC was 57.85 per cent. A total of 78.56 lakh voters were registered in the voters list.

In 2014 election, the polling percentage was 62.15 per cent.

In the final break-up of all the five seats of the state, the EC said Haridwar recorded the highest polling of 68.92 per cent, followed by Nainital's 68.69 per cent.

Nearly 58.30 per cent of the polling was recorded in Tehri, 54.47 per cent in Pauri and 51.82 per cent in Almora. A total 52 candidates had tried their luck in the state where the contest was mainly between arch rivals the and the

The keen contest was in Nainital where former and was pitted against BJP state

Sitting BJP was fighting against PCC Pritam Singh, BJP was facing sitting BJP BC Khanduri's son and BJP leader and Union for Textile was facing candidate Pradip Tamta, a member.

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First Published: Sat, April 13 2019. 13:44 IST
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