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Phase 4 Lok Sabha Polls: 64% Voter Turnout in 72 Constituencies

72 constituencies across nine states went to polls in the fourth phase of the Lok Sabha elections.

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72 seats across nine states are polling in the fourth phase of LS elections.
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Seventy-two constituencies across nine states recorded a voting turnout of 64 percent till 7 pm on Monday, 29 April, as the country voted in the fourth phase of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

In the heartland states, where the BJP had won 30 out of 32 seats in 2014, 67.73 per cent turnout was recorded in Rajasthan (13 seats), 58.56 per cent in Uttar Pradesh (13 seats) and 67.09 per cent in Madhya Pradesh (6 seats), according to the Election Commission.

West Bengal recorded a high turnout at 76.66 in the eight seats though clashes broke out between supporters of TMC and BJP in Nanoor, Rampurhat, Nalhati and Suri areas of Birbhum seat, leaving several people injured.

For all updates on polling in the six seats in Mumbai, click here.

Phase 4 Lok Sabha Polls: 64% Voter Turnout in 72 Constituencies
Snapshot
  • TMC workers and security forces clashed in WB’s Asansol
  • Multiple incidents of EVM glitch were reported from various areas

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64% Voter Turnout in 72 Constituencies

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Published: 29 Apr 2019, 6:02 AM IST