A voter turn-out of 66% was recorded in the 2nd phase of the ongoing Lok Sabha Elections 2019. Voting for 95 constituencies spread across 11 states and Union Territories took place on Thursday.

Senior Deputy Election Commissioner Umesh Sinha told media “Polling in this phase for 95 parliamentary constituencies in 11 states and Union Territories was peaceful and people came out in large numbers to cast their vote.”

Elections in all states were held peacefully except for the violence that marred West Bengal. Also many Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) witnessed technical glitches despites trial run before elections which caused some delay.

Puducherry recorded the highest voter turn-out which stands at 78 per cent followed by 76.07 per cent in West Bengal. In Tamil Nadu 72 per cent voters exercised their franchise. Odisha witnessed a 64 per cent voter turn-out.

Karnataka had an average turn-out of 68 per cent. While Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra saw a moderate turn-out of 62.04 per cent, 62 per cent, and 61. 8 per cent respectively.

In Chhattisgarh Maoist-hit constituencies of Kanker, Rajnandgaon and Mahasamund witnessed an impressive voter turn-out of 73 per cent. While Assam and Manipur saw a good voter turn-out of 76 per cent and 77.9 per cent respectively.

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