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Delhi records a turnout of 55 per cent till 5 PM

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

recorded a turnout of 55 per cent till 5 pm, poll officials said, adding that the figure would rise by the time ends.

The official time is from 7 am to 6 pm, but it is expected to go well beyond that as polling started a bit late at some places, the officials said.

Among the seven constituencies, the Northeast saw a turnout of 58.8 per cent, followed by East which recorded 57.4 per cent

and South Delhi recorded lowest turnout of 51.9 and 52.5 per cent respectively.

West Delhi saw 55.8 per cent voting, while Northwest Delhi recorded a turnout of 53.5 per cent.

Chandni Chowk saw a turnout of 56.5 per cent.

Ram Nath Kovind, Rahul Gandhi, and were among noted personalities who cast their vote.

Over 1.43 crore people in Delhi are eligible to vote in this election which will decide the fate of 164 candidates, of which 18 are women. There are 43 Independent candidates.

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

First Published: Sun, May 12 2019. 18:16 IST