Lok Sabha polls: High voter turnout in West Bengal and Jharkhand till 1 pm

Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag-Rajouri recorded 35.22 per cent turnout

Delhi elections A family takes selfie after casting vote in Delhi | Sanjay Ahlawat

High voter turnout was recorded in West Bengal and Jharkhand till 1 pm on Saturday as the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha elections progressed. Overall, 39.13 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 1 pm.

Around 54.8 per cent turnout was reported in West Bengal till 11 am while it was around 42.54 per cent in Jharkhand and 37.23 per cent in Uttar Pradesh. Bihar recorded 36.48 per cent, Haryana 36.48 per cent, Odisha 35.37 per cent, Jammu and Kashmir 35.22 per cent and Delhi 34.37 per cent.

A total of 58 Lok Sabha constituencies in six states and two Union territories witnessed elections in the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha elections on Saturday. More than 11.3 crore voters will decide the fate of 889 candidates in the sixth phase. These include 5.84 crore men, 5.29 crore women and 5,120 third gender voters.

Simultaneously, elections were being held across 42 assembly segments in Odisha and the Karnal assembly byelection in Haryana.

Key parliamentary seats going to polls in the sixth phase include all seven seats in Delhi as well as Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag-Rajouri, where elections where postponed to Saturday. 

The results of the Lok Sabha and the simultaneous assembly polls will be released on June 4.

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