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13.34 pe cent polling in U'khand till 9 am

Press Trust of India  |  Dehradun 

The five seats in saw 13.34 per cent voter turnout till 9 am on Thursday, an said.

The fate of 52 candidates will be decided by over 78 lakh voters of the state, where all the five seats -- Tehri, Pauri, Haridwar, Almora and Nainital -- are being held by the BJP.

The saffron party is locked in straight contests with the on all seats.

Polling began at 7 am. Of the 78,56,268 voters in Uttarakhand, 3,71,220 are women and 259 belong to the third gender, said, adding till 9 am the voter turnout was 13.34 per cent.

High-profile candidates in the fray are ex-who takes on in Nainital, ex-CM who faces Congress's Ambrish Kumar in Haridwar, BJP is up against B C Khanduri's son in Pauri and sitting MPs (Lok Sabha) and Pradeep Tamta (Rajya Sabha) in Almora.

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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 10:50 IST