Lok Sabha Election 2024 Phase 3 Voting: Third phase voting completed, highest voting in Assam

Eleven states and territories, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state Gujarat, voted in the third phase of Lok Sabha elections on Tuesday amid scorching temperatures. 93 Lok Sabha seats were involved in the voting held on Tuesday as the BJP won Surat unopposed after the nomination papers of the Congress candidate were rejected and others withdrew from the race. Nearly 60% voting was recorded till 5 pm, according to Election Commission data, with the highest turnout recorded in BJP-ruled Assam (74.86%) despite cloudy weather and light rain in most areas.

Apart from Assam, 56.01% in Bihar, 66.87% in Chhattisgarh, 65.23% in Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, 72.52% in Goa, 55.22% in Gujarat, 66.05% in Karnataka, 62.28% in Madhya Pradesh, 53.40% in Maharashtra. , 55.13% voting took place in Uttar Pradesh and 73.93% voting took place in West Bengal. Among the four Lok Sabha seats in Assam that went to polls today, Dhubri recorded the highest turnout of 79.7%, followed by Barpeta at 76.2%, Kokrajhar at 74.2% and Guwahati at 67.6%.

Nearly 73.9% polling was recorded till 5 pm in West Bengal, with largely peaceful voting in four constituencies in two Muslim-dominated districts. Voting took place on seven of the 11 Lok Sabha seats in Chhattisgarh on Tuesday, with 66.87% voting recorded till 5 pm. Voting took place in Raipur, Durg, Bilaspur, Korba, Janjgir-Champa, Surguja and Raigarh parliamentary constituencies. Nine constituencies going to polls in the third phase in Madhya Pradesh recorded 62.28% voting till 5 pm. The highest turnout was in Rajgarh at 72.08%, followed by Vidisha (69.20%) and Guna (68.93%). In Madhya Pradesh, voting was 58.59% and 67.75% in the first and second phases respectively. Lok Sabha elections are being held in four phases in Madhya Pradesh. The fourth, which is the last phase of Lok Sabha elections in the state, will be held on May 13.

According to election officials, 53.40% voting was recorded till 5 pm in 11 of the 48 Lok Sabha constituencies in Maharashtra in the third phase. Among these, Kolhapur recorded the highest turnout of 63.71%, followed by Hatkanangle (62.18%), Latur (55.38%), Satara (54.11%), Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg (53.75%), Osmanabad (52.78%), Sangli (52.56%), Raigarh (50.31%), Madha (50%), Solapur (49.17%), and Baramati (45.68%). In Uttar Pradesh, 51.53 percent in Agra, 54.73 percent in Amla, 52.77 percent in Badaun, 54.21 percent in Bareilly, 57.07 percent in Etah, 54.93 percent in Fatehpur Sikri, 56.27 percent in Firozabad, 53.54 percent in Hathras, 55.88 percent in Mainpuri and Sambhal. 61.10 percent voting took place.

According to Election Commission data, 55.22% voting was recorded till 5 pm in 25 constituencies in Gujarat. Tribal-reserved Valsad constituency saw the highest turnout of 68.12%, while Amreli saw the lowest turnout of 45.59%. 56% voting was recorded till 5 pm in Bihar’s five Lok Sabha seats – Araria, Jhanjharpur, Supaul, Madhepura and Khagaria – all of which are currently held by the ruling NDA. Till 5 pm, Supaul recorded the highest turnout of 58.91%, followed by Araria (58.57%), Madhepura (54.92%), Khagaria (54.35%) and Jhanjharpur (53.29%).

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