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Sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections sees 63.3% turnout

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The sixth phase of elections, covering 59 seats across seven states, saw a of 63.3 per cent which was less than 65.67 per cent recorded in 2014 for the same seats, the said on Sunday.

The was higher in and and almost the same in and recorded a of 59.8 per cent which is less than the 65.1 per cent in 2014.

"The overall polling percentage was 63.3 per cent for seats that went to the polls in the sixth phase of elections. It was 65.57 per cent in 2014," Senior said.

He said the poll percentage is expected to go up further as final figures come from various states.

The sixth phase was the penultimate phase of elections and voting took place for 14 seats in Uttar Pradesh, all 10 in Haryana, eight each in West Bengal, and Madhya Pradesh, four in and all seven seats in

The polling percentage was 62.91 in (71.86 in 2014), 65.17 in (65.43 in 2014), 79.93 in (84.98 in 2014), 60.06 in (56.8 in 2014), 59.38 in (57.25 in 2014) and 54.12 in (54.53 in 2014).

Sinha said that with completion of sixth phase of polling, 28 states and union territories have completed their polling.

He said the polling percentage for the first five phases was 69.5 per cent, 69.44 per cent, 68.40 per cent, 65.5 per cent and 64.16 per cent, respectively and the overall percentage was 67. 40 per cent which is 1.33 percentage points over the 66.07 per cent in 2014.

He also said that a distinct aspect of the election was that polling percentage of women, at 67.44, almost caught up with men (67.5 per cent)n.

He said this was a marked improvement over the previous two elections when the difference was 1.4 per cent and 9 per cent, he said.

"This is a tremendous achievement," he said.



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First Published: Sun, May 12 2019. 21:36 IST