Brisk polling was today witnessed in politically sensitive Western Uttar Pradesh as 50.97 per cent voters cast their votes till 3 pm.
According to EC sources, Saharanpur witnessed 56.40 per cent polling in the first four hours, while 56.68 per cent voting was reported from Kairana, and 54.98 electorates exercised their franchise in Muzaffarnagar till 3 pm.
Similarly, Bijnore had 54.92 per cent polling, Meerut 54.40 per cent, Baghpat 49.84 per cent, Ghaziabad 48.34 per cent, Gautam Buddha Nagar 46.20 per cent, Bulandshahr 42.20 per cent and Aligarh 45.72 per cent.
In these 10 constituencies spread in 11 districts, the vote percentage in 2009 polls was 51.30 per cent while in 2012 assembly polls the percentage was 61.78 per cent.
The electoral fortunes of 146 candidates will be sealed in the EVMs today in the 10 Lok Sabha seats, where a total of 1.74 crore voters -- 95.96 lakh men and 78.37 lakh women -- are eligible to exercise their franchise.