Lok Sabha elections Phase 4 HIGHLIGHTS: 64% voter turnout recorded across India, says EC

Nearly 55.86 per cent voting was recorded in Maharashtra (17 seats), 59.02 per cent Bihar (five seats) and 64.38 per cent Jharkhand (3 seats), the Election Commission said.

Published: 29th April 2019 07:45 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th April 2019 12:23 AM   |  A+A-


Voters display their voter cards as they stand in a queue to cast their votes at a polling station during the fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections in Jagatpur area of Cuttack, Odisha on 29 April 2019. (Photo | PTI)

By Online Desk

Incidents of violence in West Bengal and Odisha that left a Congress worker dead and EVM glitches were reported in the fourth phase of Lok Sabha polls on Monday which saw 64 per cent turnout in 72 seats across nine states.

Polling took place in one seat in Jammu and Kashmir, 13 seats each in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, six in Madhya Pradesh, 17 in Maharashtra, five in Bihar, three in Jharkhand, six in Odisha, eight in West Bengal and one in Sikkim.


Union minister Giriraj Singh, former JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar, former Union minister Milind Murli Deora, parliamentarian Dimple Yadav who is the wife of Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, MP Moon Moon Sen, Congress leader Salman Khurshid, Union minister Babul Supriyo, former parliamentarian Priya Dutt and Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) chief and former Union minister Upendra Kushwaha were among the heavyweight candidates in the fray in phase 4 of the Lok Sabha elections.

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