How India voted in Lok Sabha polls Phase 2? Half of Bengaluru skips ballot, UP turnout lowest

Tripura recorded the highest voter turnout

Kerala Phase 2 elections 2024 People from Kattunayakar tribe display inked fingers after casting their vote at a polling station during the second phase of voting of India's general election in Wayanad district in Kerala on April 26, 2024 | AFP

The second phase of the Lok Sabha elections in 88 constituencies across 12 states and a Union Territory saw a voter turnout of 63.5 per cent on Friday. The number could increase after final report is released.

Tripura recorded the highest voter turnout at 79.46 per cent with two polling stations in Tripura East reporting 100 per cent voting. It was followed by Manipur at 77.32 per cent.

West Bengal witnessed 71.84 per cent voting while Jammu and Kashmir saw 71.91 per cent turnout.

Kerala, where all 20 seats went to polls during Phase 2, recorded 70.21 per cent polling. Rahul Gandhi's Wayanad saw 72.7 per cent turnout.

The lowest voter turnout was witnessed in Uttar Pradesh at 54.85 per cent, which was 7 per cent lower than the 2019 elections to the same seats. It followed by Bihar at 55.08 per cent, Maharashtra at 57.83 per cent, Madhya Pradesh at 57.88 per cent and Rajasthan at 64.07 per cent.

In the three Bengaluru Urban seats, nearly half the voters skipped polling on Friday. Bengaluru North saw 54.42 per cent turnout, while Bengaluru South recorded 53.15 per cent polling and Bengaluru Central 52.81 per cent.

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