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Over 45% vote in Uttarakhand till 3 p.m. (3rd Lead)

IANS  |  Dehradun 

Over 45 per cent voting was recorded till 3 p.m. on Thursday for Uttarakhand's five seats, said an "Till 3 p.m., the voting percentage was around 46.59 per cent," said Saujanya, of

Voting began at 7 a.m. and will end at 5 p.m. A total of 78.56 lakh people are eligible to vote in the hill state where 52 candidates are in the race for the five seats -- Tehri, Pauri, Nainital, Almora, and Haridwar.

In many booths, long queues of voters were seen waiting to cast their votes.

"Our forces are on alert. The polling was peaceful till 3 p.m.," said of Police (DGP) Over 45,000 police and other security personnel have been deployed for the election.

The administration has set up 85 inter-state and 10 international barriers with

Of the total 11,229 polling booths in the state, 697 have been declared vulnerable and 656 critical. Most vulnerable and critical booths are in Udham Singh Nagar, Haridwar and Dehradun districts.

The is locked in a straight battle with the in all the five seats.

--IANS

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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 16:32 IST
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