West Bengal (80.5%), Haryana (69.5%) and Madhya Pradesh (64.9%) recorded the highest voter turnout among the seven states that went to polls to decide the fate of 979 candidates.
59 constituencies spread over 7 states went to the polls in this phase yesterday.
About 20% of these candidates had criminal cases pending against them while three in 10 had wealth exceeding ₹1 crore, a study by non-profit Association for Democratic Reforms shows. Voting has now concluded in 89% of the country’s 543 constituencies.
Briefing media in New Delhi, senior Deputy Election Commissioner Umesh Sinha said, people including women and senior citizens came out in large numbers to cast their votes.
He said out of 543 Lok Sabha constituencies, polling has been completed for 483 seats. He said, there was the lowest EVM replacement during the sixth phase of polling.