64 % Voter Turnout Marked in Second Phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2024

64 % Voter Turnout Marked in Second Phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2024

Peaceful Elections Witnessed Despite Minor Incidents

New Delhi, 27 April 2024

The second phase of the Lok Sabha Elections 2024 witnessed a provisional voter turnout of 64.2%. Despite isolated incidents of skirmishes and a few grievances reported to the Election Commission, the overall voting process was deemed “peaceful” by the poll panel.

Boycott in Silchar Constituency Raises Concerns

However, the voting process faced challenges in certain areas, notably in the Silchar constituency of Assam, where two election places witnessed a boycott due to concerns regarding development. Chittaranjan Lane and 110 Durganar Bagan Lower Primary School saw a lack of voter participation.

Celebrity Presence Boosts Voting Spirit in Bengaluru

In contrast, the presence of prominent personalities like Anil Kumble, Rahul Dravid, and Javagal Srinath at various polling stations in Bengaluru encouraged voter turnout. Despite over half of Bengaluru’s electorate abstaining from voting, significant numbers turned up in Bangalore Central (52.81%), Bangalore North (54.42%), and Bangalore South (53.15%).

Gautam Buddh Nagar Records Decrease in Voter Turnout

The Gautam Buddh Nagar constituency witnessed a decline in voter turnout, dropping to 53.30% from 60.47% recorded during the 2019 elections, according to data released by the district information office.

Extended Voting Hours in Bihar amidst Heat

To facilitate voters in Bihar amidst scorching temperatures, certain polling places in Banka, Madhepura, Khagaria, and Munger constituencies extended their voting hours until 6 p.m.

Historic Voting in Chhattisgarh Villages

Phase two of the elections marked a historic moment in Chhattisgarh, as voters from 46 villages in the Kanker and Bastar constituencies cast their ballots in polling stations set up within their own villages for the first time in a Lok Sabha election, as confirmed by the Election Commission.

Rajasthan Records Substantial Voter Turnout

Rajasthan saw a significant provisional voter turnout of 61.60% in the second round of general elections. Notably, Bhuri Bai, a 108-year-old voter in the Kota-Bundi seat, made her way to the Gunjara polling place with the assistance of her relatives, symbolizing the enduring spirit of democracy.

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