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Naxal-affected Bastar records 57 pc voting

Press Trust of India  |  Bastar 

Altogether 57 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the naxal-affected Lok Sabha constituency of Chhattisgarh Thursday.

Election officials said the figure may go up as several polling parties which manned booths in remote interior areas will return only Friday, after which the final turnout will be calculated.

Voting which began at 7 am, ended in four Assembly segments -- Dantewada, Konta, Bijapur and -- at 3 pm, while in the other four segments -- Bastar, Chitrakot, Kondagaon and Jagdalpur -- it ended at 5 pm.

candidate from the seat Dipak Baij, BJP candidate Baiduram Kashyap, leader and state Kawasi Lakhma, and former voted in their respective areas.

Wife and relatives of BJP MLA who was killed in a Naxal attack in Dantewada Tuesday also exercised their franchise.

Dantewada assembly segment recorded a turnout of around 43.63 per cent till 3 pm.

Nearly 80,000 state and paramilitary personnel were deployed across the constituency.

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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 20:00 IST