67% turnout in second phase of Lok Sabha poll

By Xappie Desk, April 19, 2019 10:39 IST

67% turnout in second phase of Lok Sabha poll

The second phase of the Lok Sabha election for 95 constituencies registered a tentative voter turnout of 67.6% across 11 States and one Union Territory, with sporadic incidents of violence reported on Thursday.
 
The overall figure was 69.62% in 2014.
 
The highest turnout of 78% was reported from Puducherry, followed by Manipur with 77.86% and West Bengal with 76.42%.
 
Election to Tripura (East) was postponed to April 23 because of security concerns.
 
There was an increase in voting percentage in the five parliamentary constituencies of Bihar, from 61.93% in 2014 to 62.52%. In the eight constituencies of Uttar Pradesh, the figure stood at 62.06% till 6 p.m. compared to 61.87% the last time.
 
Over 15.80 crore people were eligible to cast their vote in the second phase.
 
The Assembly poll for 35 seats in Odisha, where a turnout of 58.38% (tentative) was recorded as against 73.75% in 2014, was also conducted.


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