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Lok Sabha Elections 2024: West Bengal, Tripura, lead in voter turnout at 3 pm; moderate polling in Bihar, Rajasthan

Parliamentary seats in northeastern states and West Bengal had high voter turnout until 3 p.m. in the first phase of Lok Sabha elections on Friday, with polling percentages increasing in some other states and union territories. Bihar, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, and Uttarakhand had lower polling percentages.

Written by  Shgun S -- April 19th 2024 05:45 PM
Lok Sabha Elections 2024: West Bengal, Tripura, lead in voter turnout at 3 pm; moderate polling in Bihar, Rajasthan

Lok Sabha Elections 2024: West Bengal, Tripura, lead in voter turnout at 3 pm; moderate polling in Bihar, Rajasthan

Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Parliamentary seats in northeastern states and West Bengal had high voter turnout until 3 p.m. in the first phase of Lok Sabha elections on Friday, with polling percentages increasing in some other states and union territories. Bihar, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, and Uttarakhand had lower polling percentages.

The first phase of the Lok Sabha election includes voting in 102 seats.


Voting for India's parliamentary election, the world's largest democratic exercise, began at 7 a.m., with the Election Commission encouraging people to exercise their franchise in large numbers.

The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance won 43 seats in the 2019 election, while INDIA bloc parties won 48 seats. While the BJP-led NDA seeks a third consecutive term in office under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the INDIA bloc aims to depose it.

In the first phase, polling takes place in 21 states and union territories - Arunachal Pradesh (two seats), Assam (five), Bihar (four), Chhattisgarh (one), Madhya Pradesh (six), Maharashtra (five), Manipur (two), Meghalaya (two), Mizoram (one), Nagaland (one), Rajasthan (12), Sikkim (one), Tamil Nadu (39), Tripura (one), Uttar Pradesh (eight), Uttarakhand (five), West Bengal (three), Andaman and Nicobar (one), Jammu and Kashmir (one), Lakshadweep (one) and Puducherry (one).

According to Election Commission data at 3 pm, Tripura, which saw brisk polling in the initial hours, continued to maintain its lead with 68.35 poll percentage. It was 55.58 per cent for Arunachal Pradesh, Assam (60.70), Chhattisgarh (58.14), Jammu and Kashmir (57.09), Madhya Pradesh (53.40) Manipur (63.03), Meghalaya (61.95), Mizoram (49.97), Nagaland (53.38), Puducherry (58.86), Sikkim (52.72). 

- ANI

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