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Moderate to high polling recorded in 3rd phase

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New Delhi: Sixty-six per cent voter turnouts has been recorded in the third phase of Lok Sabha election on Tuesday.

According to Senior Deputy Election Commissioner Umesh Sinha , except minor incident, polling remain peaceful in this phase in 116 constituencies and Anantnag district of Anantnag loksabha constituency.

Sinha said, with the conclusion the third phase  out of 543 Lok Sabha constituencies, polls concluded in 303 constituencies.  He  said, people came out in a large number to exercise their rights to franchise.

Tripura recorded highest 79.64 per cent voting followed by West Bengal 78.97 per cent.

Assam recorded 74.05 per cent, Kerala 73.06 per cent, Daman and Diu 73 per cent,  Dadar and Nagar haveli 71.43, Goa 70.90, Chhattisgarh 64.02 per cent, Karnataka 60.42 per cent, Gujarat 59 per cent, Bihar 60 per cent, Maharashtra 62 per cent, Uttar Pradesh 60.52 per cent and in Jammu and Kashmir 12.86 per cent voting was recorded.

64 per cent polling was recorded for both Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in Odisha as election were held simultaneously there.

Election Commission has seized unaccounted cash, illicit liquor, drugs, gold and freebies worth over 3126 crore rupees since the Model Code of Conduct came into effect.

The prominent candidates in the fray in this phase include BJP President Amit Shah from Gandhinagar, Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi from Wayanad, Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav from Mainpuri, BJP’s Varun Gandhi and Jaya Prada, Azam Khan of Samajwadi Party, PDP President Mehbooba Mufti from Anantnag and NCP chief Sharad Pawar’s daughter Supriya Sule from Baramati.

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