The part two of the 17th Lok Sabha election concluded in 11 states and one Union Territory on Thursday, with complete voter turnout recorded at 66.21 per cent. Voters in 95 constituencies exercised their franchise within the Section 2 of the Lok Sabha election.
A complete of 38 Lok Sabha seats in Tamil Nadu, 14 in Karnataka, 10 in Maharashtra, eight in Uttar Pradesh, 5 every in Assam, Bihar and Odisha, Three every in Chhattisgarh and West Bengal, two in Jammu and Kashmir and one every in Manipur and Puducherry have been a part of the second part of voting.
There have been experiences of violence in West Bengal and Manipur, and EVM malfunctioning in some seats. There have been no experiences of sales space capturing or some other untoward incident relating to legislation and order has been acquired to date, information company PTI quoted Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Satyabrata Sahoo as saying.
“We’re glad to announce that voters turned up in giant numbers within the second part of polling and there have been no incidents of ballot boycott on this part in a lot of the states. We’d additionally wish to particularly thank the big variety of ballot volunteers who helped individuals with disabilities to forged their vote,” Hindustan Instances quoted an Election Fee spokesperson as saying this.
West Bengal witnessed a excessive voter turnout of 76.42 per cent, adopted by Assam and Puducherry with 76.22 per cent and 76.19 voting, respectively.
Voter turnout in 2nd part of #LokSabhaElections2019:
Jammu and Kashmir-45.5%
– ANI (@ANI) April 18, 2019
Tamil Nadu, the place election is being held on all Lok Sabha seats, besides Vellore, recorded 66.36 per cent voter turnout. In Maharashtra, voting proportion has remained 61.22 per cent. Different states with over 60 per cent voter turnout embody Odisha (58 per cent), Manipur (67.15 per cent), Uttar Pradesh (66.06 per cent), Chhattisgarh (71.40 per cent), Bihar (62.38) and Karnataka 67.67 per cent. Jammu and Kashmir witnessed lowest turnout with solely 45 per cent voters exercised their franchise.
Over 1,600 candidates have been within the fray for the second spherical of Lok Sabha elections right this moment. Polling was held in 1.76 lakh cubicles, whereas 15.Eight crore voters casted their votes. Of this, 7.Eight crore have been girls voters, whereas individuals with disabilities embody 8.45 lakh, the EC stated.
A complete of 423 crorepatis are contesting polls in part two, and the typical property of all candidates are round Rs 3.9 crore.
The Lok Sabha Elections 2019 are being held throughout the nation in seven phases. The primary part of polls have been held on April 11 when 20 states and two UT went for polls. The outcomes might be introduced on Could 23, 2019.
Edited by Chitranjan Kumar