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Sixth phase witnesses nearly 62 pc polling

5/13/2019

New Delhi, Nearly 62.30 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 1800 hrs in the sixth phase of polling, on Sunday for 59 Lok Sabha seats in seven states, the Election Commission said. According to the Election Commission, as per latest figures received till 1900 hrs, 62.30 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 1800 hrs. The Poll panel said till sixth phase, 88.9 per cent seats have been covered. Out of 543 seats, voting on 483 seats are done, the Commission said. West Bengal recorded highest polling of 80.16 per cent till 1800 hrs, followed by Jharkhand at 65.17 per cent, Haryana at 65.51 per cent, Madhya Pradesh 61.44 per cent, Bihar 59.29 per cent and Uttar Pradesh 54.10 per cent. The poll panel said Delhi recorded 59.82 per cent voting till 1800 hrs in 2019. In 2014, it was 65.1 per cent. Madhya Pradesh recorded 56.81 per cent voting in 2014.Jharkhand recorded 64.50 per cent till 1800 hrs in 2019 and it was 64.53 per cent in 2014. Polling for 4 seats was held today. In 2014, West Bengal had polling per centage of 84.98 per cent, the poll panel said Polling, which started on a dull note in the morning hours, picked up pace as the day progressed. Delhi, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh recorded improvement in the day time, as people started gathering in front of the polling stations. The sixth phase saw bigwigs like President Ram Nath Kovind, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and former Union Minister Ajay Maken exercising their franchise in the national capital. India's cricket captain Virat Kohli and Haryana chief Minister Manohar lal Khattar also exercised their franchise . Polling, which started on a dull note in the morning hours, picked up pace as the day progressed. Delhi, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh recorded improvement in the day time, as people started gathering in front of the polling stations. The sixth phase saw bigwigs like President Ram Nath Kovind, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and former Union Minister Ajay Maken exercising their franchise in the national capital. 111-year-old Bachan Singh casts vote in Delhi New Delhi: Bachan Singh, an 111-year-old man who is the oldest voter in Delhi, where polling is underway for the seven Lok Sabha seats along with six other states of the country, has exercised his franchise at a polling booth here on Sunday. Mr Singh exercised his franchise at Sant Garh polling booth at Tilak Vihar. He was taken inside the polling station on the wheel chair. It may be mentioned that poll panel officials on Saturday met Mr Singh and appealed him to vote. Azimul Haq, election officer of the Western District, met the 111 year old voter and also honored him. A paralysis attack around three months has rendered Mr Singh bedridden but his enthusiasm to participate in largest festival of democracy was clearly visible when he came to vote. Polling Percentage Bihar  59.29% Delhi  59.82% Haryana  65.51% Jharkhand  64.50% Madhya Pradesh  61.44% Uttar Pradesh  54.10% West Bengal  84.98%

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