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61.50 per cent polling recorded in Uttarakhand

Press Trust of India  |  Dehradun 

A of 61.50 per cent was recorded in which went to polls in the first phase of electionson Thursday.

According to final polling percentage released by the after collating data received from remote corners of the hill state late on Friday night a total of 61.50 per cent of the 78.56 lakh voters exercised their franchise on the polling day.

The final polling percentage in released by the poll body is only slightly lower than 61.67 per cent recorded in the 2014 polls.

Giving the break-up of the final polling percentage on all the five seats of the state, the commission said Haridwar recorded the highest turnout of 68.92 per cent followed by Nainital which recorded a turnout 68.69 per cent.

58.30 per cent of the electorate voted in Tehri, 54.47 per cent in Pauri and 51.82 per cent in Almora which is a reserved seat.

There were 52 candidates in the fray for the five seats of where the contest was mainly between the BJP and

The outcome of seats keenly awaited are Nainital where former battled state Ajay Bhatt, Tehri where sitting BJP was challenged by and Pauri where former BJP MLA Tirath Singh Rawat took on sitting party BC Khanduri's son who debuts as a candidate.

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First Published: Sat, April 13 2019. 09:55 IST