57% voters cast their vote across 18 states
LUCKNOW A moderate turnout of nearly 57 per cent was reported on Monday in the bypolls to 51 Assembly seats and two Lok Sabha constituencies spread across 18 states.
Uttar Pradesh saw a low voter turnout of 47.05 per cent in 11 assembly seats. Gangoh in Saharanpur district saw a high of about 60.30 per cent voting while Lucknow Cantonment assembly seat witnessed the lowest at 28.53 per cent in the state. The overall voting percentage in the bypolls to 51 Assembly seats was nearly 56.84 per cent, the Election Commission said while releasing data available till 7 pm, adding that the polling passed off peacefully.
The bypolls to the five assembly constituencies in Kerala were marred by heavy rains. High voter turnout was reported in Khonsa West seat in Arunachal Pradesh (90%), Naxal-hit Chitrakot in Chhattisgarh (74%), Huzurnagar Telangana (84%) and Jhabua in Madhya Pradesh (62%) per cent and Shella in Meghalaya (84.56%), according to data released by the EC. Bypolls were held in one seat each in these states.
There was an estimated 75.69%voting in four assembly seats in Assam. The figure was 49.50%in Bihar, where bypolls were held in five assembly seats and Samatipur Lok Sabha seat.
The turnout was over 60% in the bypolls to Satara Lok Sabha seat in Maharashtra. Himachal Pradesh saw an average turnout of nearly 70 per cent in Pachhad and Dharamshala seats while the figure was 60 per cent in the bypolls to four Punjab assembly seats --Phagwara (reserve), Jalalabad, Dakha and Mukerian. There was 66 per cent voting Mandawa and Khivsar Assembly constituencies in Rajasthan.
A moderate 51%average voter turnout had been registered in six Assembly seats in Gujarat.