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63% polling in 8 UP Lok Sabha seats


Lucknow, April 11: Eight constituencies in western recorded an average voter turnout of 63 per cent till 6.p.m, according to the

The percentage turnout is expected to increase further since voters were still in queue when the figures last came in.

According to Venkateshwar Lu, the highest polling percentage (70. 69) was reported from Saharanpur whereas Ghaziabad recorded the lowest of 57.6 per cent. He said there was no case for a repoll in any of the constituencies.

Polling was held on Thursday in Saharanpur, Kairana, Muzaffarnagar, Bijnore, Meerut, Baghpat, Ghaziabad and

Reports of violence came in from Kairana where the local people clashed with security forces following reports of fake voting. The police had to use force and even resorted to firing in the air to disperse the mob.

Glitches in EVMs were also reported from over 100 polling stations and polling had to be stopped for some time till the EVMs were replaced.

The also denied complaints that certain caste groups were being prevented from casting their votes.



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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 19:48 IST