The seventh phase of Lok Sabha polls 2014, which has 89 seats up for polling on Wednesday, saw brisk voting in most of the states. The seventh phase of Lok Sabha elections 2014 will decide the fate of top key candidates including BJP’s Prime Minsiter Candidate Narendra Modi, UPA President Sonia Gandhi, BJP’s Sr. Leaders L K Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi.
Voter turnout was nearly 82 per cent for nine seats in West Bengal. Meanwhile, Punjab had a record 72 per cent of total 1.95 crore electors on Wednesday voted to elect 13 Lok Sabha MPs. 58 per cent voter turnout were recorded at the end of polling in seven Lok Sabha seats in Bihar.
Moderate to high turnout marked the polling on Wednesday in the seventh phase of Lok Sabha elections on a day when Narendra Modi sparked a major controversy by violating the election law by making a speech and displaying BJP’s poll symbol in a booth. Voting began on a peaceful note for phase 7 of Lok Sabha elections. Several heavyweights, including L K Advani, Narendra Modi and Sonia Gandhi are in the fray.
Besides all 26 Lok Sabha constituencies in Gujarat, 17 seats in Telangana region in Andhra Pradesh, 14 in Uttar Pradesh, nine in West Bengal, seven in Bihar and one each in Jammu and Kashmir, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu went to the polls in this phase, the fourth-largest in this year’s nine-phase general election.
Polling Percentage of West Bengal in Lok Sabha Election 2014
West Bengal was ahead of other states in polling percentage as voting continued at a brisk pace in seven states and two union territories in seventh phase of the Lok Sabha elections on Wednesday. A voter turnout of 81 per cent was recorded in nine Lok Sabha seats in the third leg of the five-phase elections in West Bengal till 6 pm.
“On an average 81.35 per cent of the voters cast their votes till 6.00 pm in the nine constituencies of Howrah, Uluberia, Serampore, Hooghly, Arambagh, Burdwan (East), Burdwan-Durgapur, Bolpur and Birbhum,” Chief Electoral Officer Sunil Gupta said.A presiding officer and a polling officer were removed following complaints of partiality and show-cause notice and departmental proceedings were slapped against them, Gupta said.
The action was taken against the presiding officer at Moigram Primary School booth under Arambagh Parliamentary constituency.
Polling Percentage of Punjab in Lok Sabha Election 2014
A record 72 per cent of total 1.95 crore electors on Wednesday voted to elect 13 Lok Sabha MPs from Punjab where the polling was largely peaceful, barring few incidents of violence. Additional Chief Electoral Officer Raminder Singh said,”No major incident was reported across the state as the polling was more or less peaceful. The poll percentage is likely to touch 73 to 74 per cent after as voters are still in queues to cast their votes.”
Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Arun Jaitley and Congress’s Amarinder Singh are involved in a high-profile contest for Amritsar Lok Sabha constituency. Earlier in 1967 general polls, Punjab had registered 71.13% polling, the highest ever in the state.
Voters turned out in large numbers to exercise their franchise amid sun beating down since morning as Punjab recorded a sizzling above 40 degrees Celsius temperature at most places.
Polling Percentage of Gujarat in Lok Sabha Election 2014
62% was recorded in Gujarat, where voting is underway for 26 Lok Sabha seats even as Modi’s home turf Vadodara saw a high turnout of 50.46% . In Gujarat, BJP prime clerical hopeful Narendra Modi and party veteran L K Advani were around the early voters in Gandhinagar.
Long queues were seen everywhere throughout the state outside surveying corners since right on time morning hours. Individuals were discovered queuing up before the surveying corners even before the polling began at 7 AM.
What added up to 334 competitors, around them numerous bigwigs, are in the conflict, including 67 Muslims – one from the Congress, seven from the Samajwadi Party and the rest assigned by provincial gatherings or challenging as Independents.
An electorate of around 4.05 crore is qualified to practice its establishment at 45,380 surveying stations over the state.
Lok Sabha election 2014 polls in every one of the 26 seats of Gujarat and by-polls for seven state gathering seats started on Wednesday, authorities said. An aggregate of 334 applicants are in the fight for the Lok Sabha. Balloting is occurring at 45,380 surveying stations where in excess of 234,000 surveying faculty have been conveyed. More than 40 million individuals are qualified to vote in every one of the 26 bodies electorate where voting is, no doubt held in a solitary stage.
Polling Percentage of Bihar in Lok Sabha Election 2014
Despite scorching sun, about 58 percent voter turnout was recorded at the end of polling in seven Lok Sabha seats in Bihar in the fourth phase of Lok Sabha election. It was 12 per cent more than recorded in the 2009 elections. Sixty per cent polling was recorded at Madhepura constituency where JD(U) president Sharad Yadav is contesting.
Sharad Yadav, crickter-turned BJP leader Kiriti Azad, former Union ministers M A A Fatmi and Hukumdeo Narayan Yadav are among 94 candidates whose fates have been sealed today.With completion of polling today, 27 seats of a total of 40 in Bihar have witnessed voting. The remaining 13 will go to poll on May 7 and May 12.
Polling Percentage of Uttar Pradesh in Lok Sabha Election 2014
Nearly 57 percent voters exercised their franchise in Uttar Pradesh, where polling is underway in 14 seats to decide the fate of 233 candidates. UP Governor B L Joshi, BSP supremo Mayawati, Congress candidate from Lucknow Rita Bahuguna Joshi, BJP president Rajnath Singh and party leader Kalraj Mishra were among those who exercised their franchise.
This phase has sealed the fate of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, BJP president Rajnath Singh, Union Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal and former BJP president Murli Manohar Joshi, Union minister Pradeep Jain Aditya, former MP CM Uma Baharti, Union minister Jitin Prasada from Dhaurahra and chairman of National SC Commission P L Punia.
UP Chief Electoral Officer Umesh Sinha told reporters here that an average 59.06 per cent polling was recorded in the fourth phase, which was 11.26 per cent higher as compared to 47.8 per cent in 2009 elections.
Polling Percentage of Jammu & Sri Nagar in Lok Sabha Election 2014
Jammu and Kashmir witnessed 10.72 per cent voter turnout till 12 noon. As many as 14 candidates are in the fray, including Farooq Abdullah of the National Conference.
Balloting for the Srinagar Lok Sabha seat in Jammu and Kashmir began on Wednesday, officials said.