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Maha: 46.13 pc polling till 3 pm

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

registered 46.13 per cent voting till 3 pm in seven constituencies where polling was underway in the first phase of elections.

According to the state's chief electoral officer, the Naxal-hit Gadchiroli-Chimur seat witnessed 57 per cent voting in eight hours since the commencement of polling at 7 am, while 49.05 per cent electorate cast their votes in Bhandara-Gondiya.

Besides, Chandrapur recorded 46.3 per cent polling till 3 pm, followed by Ramtek (SC)- 44.5 per cent, Wardha - 43.9 per cent, Yavatmal-Washim - 43.35 per cent and - 41.25 per cent.

All these constituencies are located in the state's Vidarbha region.

The prominent candidates in these constituencies include Union ministers and senior BJP leaders Nitin Gadkari, who is contesting from Nagpur, and Hansraj Ahir, who is the nominee from Chandrapur seat.

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

First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 17:00 IST