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NEW DELHI: Incidents of violence in West Bengal and EVM glitches in some areas had been reported as 64 per cent turnout was recorded on Monday in 72 constituencies throughout 9 states within the fourth part of Lok Sabha elections.
Within the heartland states, the place the BJP had received 30 out of 32 seats in 2014, 62 per cent turnout was recorded in Rajasthan (13 seats), 53.12 per cent in Uttar Pradesh (13 seats) and 65.86 per cent Madhya Pradesh (6 seats).
West Bengal recorded a excessive turnout at 76.47 within the eight seats although clashes broke out between supporters of rival events in Nanoor, Rampurhat, Nalhati and Suri areas of Birbhum seat, leaving a number of individuals injured.
In Barabani, BJP candidate from Asansol and Union minister Babul Supriyo’s car was vandalised allegedly by TMC staff outdoors a polling station whereas in Dubrajpur space central safety forces personnel reportedly opened hearth within the air to disperse irate individuals who attacked them after they had been barred from getting into the cubicles with cellphones.
An FIR was registered towards Supriyo for allegedly entering into an argument with polling officers, an election official mentioned. The ruling Trinamool Congress and the BJP accused one another of intimidating voters within the state, which has seen violence in all earlier three phases regardless of stepped up central forces deployment.
The stakes are excessive for the BJP which had received 56 of the 72 constituencies within the 2014 polls. About 12.79 crore individuals had been eligible for voting within the part, which marked the beginning of polling in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh whereas elections got here to an finish in Maharashtra and Odisha.
Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Madhya Pradesh V L Kantha Rao mentioned that in a mock-poll, digital voting machines (EVMs) had been changed at 207 polling cubicles as some glitches had been discovered. EVMs had been additionally changed at 106 polling cubicles after the voting started.
Polling was peaceable in Rajasthan, with tribal dominated seat of Banswara recording the very best voting proportion at 72.34, adopted by Barmer which recorded 72.21 per cent voting, based on state election officers.
Almost 52 per cent voting was recorded in Maharashtra (17 seats), 64.05 per cent Odisha (6 seats), 53.67 per cent Bihar (5 seats) and 63.42 per cent Jharkhand (three seats), based on knowledge offered by the Election Fee until 6 PM.
In Kulgam district of Anantnag constituency in Jammu and Kashmir, 10.three per cent polling was recorded, amid remoted incidents of stone pelting. This was the second of the three-phase polling within the delicate seat.
Billionaires and Bollywood stars lined up outdoors polling stations together with the frequent of us in Mumbai, the place polling was held in six constituencies.
Complaints of technical glitches in EVMs and VVPAT machines in some polling cubicles had been addressed in Maharashtra, an election official mentioned.
Bollywood celebrities together with Amitabh Bachchan, the Khan troika of Shah Rukh, Salman and Aamir, and Deepika Padukone forged their votes in Mumbai. Priyanka Chopra, Rekha, Aamir and spouse Kiran Rao had been among the many early voters.
In Uttar Pradesh, opposition Samajwadi Social gathering’s alleged that many EVMs malfunctioned and in Kannauj, from the place SP chief Akhilesh Yadav’s spouse and sitting MP Dimple Yadav is contesting, a number of celebration staff had been prevented from popping out of their houses to vote.
In Kanpur, BJP staff allegedly tried to barge right into a polling sales space and clashed with the police. A case has been registered towards BJP chief Suresh Awasthi and 6 others on this connection, Kanpur District Justice of the Peace Vijay Vishwas Pant mentioned.
Shahjahanpur (SC), Kheri, Hardoi (SC), Misrikh (SC), Unnao, Farrukhabad, Etawah (SC), Kannauj, Kanpur, Akbarpur, Jalaun (SC), Jhansi and Hamirpur seats recorded 53.23 per cent polling until 5 pm, an electoral officer mentioned.
Experiences had been acquired of EVMs growing snag in Bidhauna space beneath the Kannauj Lok Sabha seat following which polling remained suspended for over an hour.
Complaints of EVM malfunctioning had been additionally reported in Etawah beneath Auriaya district, with voters claiming they needed to look forward to hours at polling cubicles in Tilak Mahavidyalaya, Sahupur, Ajitmal and Dalelnagar to forged their votes.
In response to a report from Hardoi, an aged girl voter complained that the presiding officer at Jamkara sales space beneath Sandila space forcibly pressed the EVM button. The sector Justice of the Peace has eliminated the officer and handed him over to the police who’s investigating the matter.
Moreover Dimple Yadav, outstanding candidates whose electoral destiny will likely be determined on this part are Dimple Yadav, former Union ministers Salman Khurshid (Farrukhabd) and Sriprakash Jaiswal (Kanpur) of Congress, UP Cupboard minister Satyadev Pachauri (Kanpur) and Sakshi Maharaj of BJP (Unnao)
In Bihar, voting was delayed as a consequence of EVM malfunctioning at three polling stations in Munger, two polling stations in Darbhanga and three polling stations in Begusarai, from the place CPI’s Kanhaiya Kumar and Union Minister Giriraj Singh (BJP) are contesting, as a consequence of technical glitches, official sources mentioned.
In Odisha, technical glitches in EVMs delayed polling in 60 cubicles, but it surely resumed after the snags had been rectified, the official mentioned.
Election to 542 Lok Sabha seats is being carried out in seven phases between April 11 and Could 19. Election in Vellore constituency in Tamil Nadu has been cancelled following extra use of cash energy. Outcomes will likely be declared on Could 23.


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