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41.27 per cent electorate cast their vote in U'khand till 1 pm

Press Trust of India  |  Dehradun 

A of 41.27 per cent has been recorded in till 1 pm where polling is being held in all its five seats in the first of the seven-phase

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.

Polling began at 7 am and there was 41.27 per cent polling in by 1 pm, said, adding Tehri recorded 40.60 per cent polling, Pauri 38.51 per cent, Almora 36.70 per cent, Nainital 48.02 per cent and Haridwar 48.67 per cent.

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

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.

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

First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 14:35 IST