Voting held for 2nd phase of Lok Sabha elections

Voting held for 2nd phase of Lok Sabha elections
Voting held for 2nd phase of Lok Sabha elections

Polling in 95 Parliamentary constituencies, spread over 11 States and one Union Territory was held on Thursday under the second phase of the general election.

Voting was held for 38 seats in Tamil Nadu, 14 in Karnataka, 10 in Maharashtra, eight in Uttar Pradesh, five each in Assam, Bihar and Odisha, 3 each in Chhattisgarh and West Bengal, two in Jammu and Kashmir and one each in Manipur and Puducherry.

Voting also took place for 35 Assembly seats in Odisha and 18 in Tamil Nadu.

In West Bengal, around 72 per cent polling has been reported till 5 PM for three parliamentary constituencies of Jalpaiguri, Raigunj and Darjeeling.

In Bihar, over 56 per cent polling has been recorded for five Lok Sabha constituencies till 5 pm.

Maximum 60 per cent voting was recorded in Kishanganj parliamentary constituency.

In Tamil Nadu, around 52 per cent polling has been recorded till 3 PM for 38 Lok Sabha seats.

In Jammu and Kashmir, over 38 per cent votes were polled for two Parliamentary Constituencies of Udhampur and Srinagar till 3 pm.

In Udhampur constituency, which is spread over 6 districts, around 64 per cent polling was recorded in Kathua.

At 5 pm, the voter turnout stood at 61.84% in Karnataka and at 73.32% in Assam.

Voter turnout in Tamil Nadu at 5 pm was 63.73%. Congress leader P. Chidambaram’s Lok Sabha seat witnessed highest polling percentage with 70.73% and Kanyakumari Lok Sabha seat witnessed the lowest with 55.07%.