India General Elections 2024: Over 57 per cent voter turnout recorded in phase 5 of Lok Sabha polls

20 May,2024 08:40 PM IST |  New Delhi  |  mid-day online correspondent

Cities including Mumbai, Thane, and Lucknow voted in fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections 2024

Polling began at 7 am and concluded at 6 pm across constituencies. Pic/Anurag Ahire

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A voter turnout of 57.51 per cent was recorded as voting for the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections 2024 concluded on Monday across all 49 parliamentary constituencies spanning eight States and Union Territories, reported the ANI.

Polling, on Monday, also ended on 35 Assembly constituencies in Odisha.

According to the Election Commission, West Bengal recorded the highest voter turnout (73 per cent), followed by Ladakh (67.15 per cent), Jharkhand (63.00 per cent), Odisha (60.72 per cent), Uttar Pradesh (57.79 per cent), Jammu and Kashmir (54.67 per cent), Bihar (52.60 per cent) and Maharashtra (49.01 per cent), as per the ANI.

Meanwhile, Mumbai witnessed a voter turnout failing to cross 50 per cent till 7 pm. Mumbai North recorded a turnout of 46.91 per cent; Mumbai North Central saw a turnout of 47.46 per cent, Mumbai North East saw a turnout of 48.67 per cent per cent, Mumbai North West recorded a turnout of 49.79 per cent. Mumbai South had the lowest turnout in the city with 44.63 per cent recorded till 7 pm. Mumbai South Central saw a turnout of 48.26 per cent.

In Mumbai, Bollywood stars including Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan and Akshay Kumar, Kiara Advani, Ranbir Kapoor, Ekta Kapoor, Jaya Bachchan, Ranveer Singh and Deepika were among the celebrities who stepped out to cast their votes in the fifth phase of India General Elections 2024.

Cities including Mumbai, Thane, and Lucknow voted in this phase, which has in the past suffered from urban apathy in voting. Of the 49 Lok Sabha seats, 14 are from Uttar Pradesh, 13 from Maharashtra, 7 from West Bengal, 5 from Bihar, 3 from Jharkhand, 5 from Odisha, and one each from Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

Polling began at 7 am and concluded at 6 pm across constituencies.

As per the ECI, over 8.95 crore voters, including 4.69 crore males, 4.26 crore females, and 5409 third-gender electors, were eligible to decide the fate of 695 candidates in the fifth phase of voting. The fifth phase is witnessing key contests in various constituencies.

The voting was held in eight states/UTs comprising Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal during the phase 5 Lok Sabha polls.

In a bid to create a peaceful atmosphere for the electors, a total of 2,000 flying squads, 2105 static surveillance teams, 881 video surveillance teams, and 502 video viewing teams kept surveillance round the clock across the 94,732 polling stations.

A total of 216 international border check posts and 565 inter-state border check posts also kept a strict vigil on any illicit flow of liquor, drugs, cash, and freebies. Strict surveillance was maintained on sea and air routes, the ECI said, the news agency reported on Monday.

(with ANI inputs)

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