Lok Sabha Election 2019: 66% turnouts recorded in second phase
New Delhi : A high voter turnout has been marked during the second phase of Lok Sabha Election 2019, covering 95 constituencies in 11 states.
The seat from Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir recorded lowest turnout of only 14.8%. Except Maharashtra, the poll percentage in rest of the states was more than 60% while in Puducherry it was 80.47.
Senior Deputy Election Commissioner Umesh Sinha announced in Delhi that the total voter turnout in the second phase was 66%. The figures is likely to increase a little as people were still in queues when the voting time ended.
Except for a few sporadic incidents of violence in West Bengal and Manipur and EVM glitches in some seats, polling was by and large peaceful.
Tamil Nadu registered 63.73 per cent polling for the 38 Lok Sabha seats and 67.08 per cent in bypolls to 18 assembly constituencies.
An estimated 61.84 per cent turnout was reported in the 14 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka, which is witnessing a direct contest between the ruling Congress-JD(S) alliance and the BJP. Dakshina Kannada recorded the highest turnout of about 72.97 per cent, while the lowest was reported in Bangalore Central constituency with 45.34 per cent, poll officials said.
Earlier, the second phase of voting was to be done on 97 Lok Sabha seats, but later the Election Commission cancelled polling at Vellore (Tamil Nadu) and Tripura East constituencies.
Lok Sabha Polls are being held in seven-phases for 543 seats on 11, 18, 23 and 29 April and 6, 12 and 19 May 6. Counting will be held on 23 May.