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Phase 2 Lok Sabha elections: Tripura records the highest voter turnout, while UP records the lowest – 10 points

Phase 2 Lok Sabha elections: Tripura records the highest voterPhase 2 Lok Sabha elections

Phase 2 Lok Sabha elections: Polling for the second round began at 7 a.m. and ended at 6 p.m., with numerous states facing extremely hot weather.

Voter turnout was 63.50 percent in the second round of the Lok Sabha elections, which included 88 seats from 12 states and one union territory. The Election Commission (EC) reported that polling was relatively calm.

The preliminary voter turnout statistic at 8 p.m. was 63.50 percent, which is projected to rise once information from all polling locations is received. Additionally, voters who arrived at voting sites until the end of polling hours were allowed to vote.

Voters in various areas in Uttar Pradesh’s Mathura, Rajasthan’s Banswara, and Maharashtra’s Parbhani originally boycotted the votes until being persuaded to participate by officials.  -Phase 2 Lok Sabha elections

Polling for the second round began at 7 a.m. and ended at 6 p.m., with numerous states facing extremely hot weather. The first phase of voting took held on April 19 in 102 seats across 21 states and union territories.

The constituencies up for polling on April 26 encompass all 20 Lok Sabha seats in Kerala, 14 in Karnataka, 13 in Rajasthan, 8 each in Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra, 7 in Madhya Pradesh, 5 each in Bihar and Assam, 3 each in West Bengal and Chhattisgarh, and 1 each in Jammu and Kashmir, Manipur, and Tripura.

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Here are the main takeaways

  • After polling on Friday, voter turnout was around 63 percent, down from 65 percent in the first phase last week and 68 percent in the second phase in 2019.
  • Tripura had the highest percentage of votes cast (79.46%), followed by Manipur (77.32%), according to figures from the Election Commission. 55.08 percent of voters cast ballots in Bihar and 54.85 percent in Uttar Pradesh. Two polling locations saw voter turnouts over 100% as the Tripura East (ST) constituency’s polling finished without incident. According to a statement released on Friday by Tripura’s Chief Election Officer, this was caused by the use of Election Duty Certificates (EDC).
  • In Manipur, where there has been an increased presence of security forces during voting, 77.32 percent of voters cast ballots.
  • Voter turnout in Uttar Pradesh was 7% lower than the 62 percent recorded for the same seats in 2019.
  • In Kerala, 70.21 percent of voters cast ballots. In Kerala, 72.70 percent of voters cast ballots in Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency.
  • The percentage of voters in Madhya Pradesh who cast ballots was 57.88.
  • In the five Assamese parliamentary constituencies, approximately 71.11 percent of the 77,26,668 people cast ballots during this phase.
  • In eight Maharashtra constituencies, the voter turnout was 57.83 percent; in Rajasthan, it was 64.07 percent.
  • The voter turnout in Bihar was 55.08 percent, while in Jammu and Kashmir it was 71.91 percent. Voter participation in West Bengal was 71.84 percent. Nearly 300 complaints about defective EVMs were received by the Election Commission in West Bengal.
  • 53.30 percent of voters cast ballots in the Gautam Buddh Nagar seat of Uttar Pradesh, according to official estimates. In contrast, the Election Commission’s data shows that 60.47 percent of voters participated in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, 60.38 percent did so in 2014, and 48 percent did so in 2009. During this phase, nearly half of Bengaluru voters did not cast a ballot. Three of the city’s metropolitan constituencies, Bangalore Central, Bangalore North, and Bangalore South, had noticeably lower voter turnout. In these constituencies, the approximate turnout was 52.81% for Bangalore Central, 54.42% for Bangalore North, and 53.15% for Bangalore South.

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