Four Northeast States See Brisk Polling

Voting began peacefully in six Lok Sabha seats spread across Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Meghalaya and Manipur.

Published: 09th April 2014 11:49 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th April 2014 05:52 PM   |  A+A-


MANIPUR: Around 73 percent of the total 911,699 voters in Outer Manipur constituency Wednesday cast their ballots as polling to one of the two constituencies in the northeastern state passed off peacefully, officials said. More


NAGALAND: Around 82 percent of the one million plus electorate in Nagaland cast their votes Wednesday for the state's lone Lok Sabha constituency, an official said.

An Election Commission official said that at least 82 percent of the 1,182,903 electorate had cast their votes as polling ended at 4 p.m.. No single untoward incident reported from anywhere in the northeastern state, which borders Myanmar. More


MEGHALAYA: Meghalaya Wednesday recorded 53 per cent polling till 3 p.m., as voting took place at a brisk pace with people turning out in huge numbers to elect two Lok Sabha members from the state.

"Around 53 percent of the 15,67,241 electors voted till 3 p.m. in Shillong and Tura," State Chief Electoral Officer Prashant Naik said.

The voting percentage is expected to be around 65 percent at the end of voting 5 p.m.

"I am hopeful we are going to cross the 64 percent voter turnout recorded in the 2009 election," Naik said.

Voting remained peaceful, barring two incidents of suspected insurgents firing blanks near the Tolegre polling booth in South Garo Hills district and wild elephants disrupting movement of election officials to two polling booths - Nokchi and Halchatti - under Tura parliamentary constituency. More


ARUNACHAL PRADESH: About 55 per cent votes were cast today for the two Lok Sabha seats and 49 out of the 60 assembly seats in Arunachal Pradesh, where the simultaneous polling was held peacefully.

The vote percentage will go up as reports from interior districts are yet to be received, Election Commission sources said. More


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