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22.87 pc polling in first 4 hours for 10 LS seats in Haryana

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

A voter turnout of 22.87 per cent was recorded till 11 AM in ten constituencies of Sunday in the sixth phase of elections.

Union ministers and are among 223 candidates in the fray.

Polling began at 7 am and will continue till 6 pm in 10 parliamentary constituencies which are going to polls in the single phase, officials said.

The poll percentage recorded at 11 am for ten seats was 22.87, Haryana's Joint Electoral Officer, said.

At (27.17 pc), Bhiwani Mahendergarh (25.24 pc), Sirsa (24.15 pc), Ambala (18.22 ), Kurukshetra (23.81 pc), Sonipat (24.28 pc), (22.66 pc) , while it was picking up pace at (21.46 pc) and Karnal (20.91 pc).

Gurgaon recorded 23.35 polling percentage during first four hours.

Haryana's Electoral Officer said polling was going on peacefully across the state.

said there were glitches in EVMs at a few booths early in the morning, but these were replaced immediately.

Minister was among the early voters in Karnal while Gurjar cast his vote in chief exercised his franchise in Sirsa.

Digvijay Chautala, who is contesting from Sonipat, alleged that at booths number 88, 89 and 90 in district, his party symbol (a pair of slippers) were "not clearly visible on EVM machines and some voters have complained to me in this regard".

"This is a serious matter and the must look into this," Digvijay said.

Enthusiastic voters were seen several places. A bridegroom went to cast his vote in Mullana in Ambala parliamentary constituency before solemnising his marriage.

At Sirsa and Hisar, the voters queued up since early morning to cast their vote. There were reports of a few centenarians also exercising their franchise in district.

Haryana's Joint said over 1.80 crore people are eligible to vote in the state. Of them, 97,16,516 are male, 83,40,173 female and 207 transgenders.

Over one lakh of total voters are physically challenged and special facilities have been provided for them, he said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, May 12 2019. 12:25 IST