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Sixth phase of Lok Sabha polls covering 59 constituencies record 63.48 pc vote

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New Delhi: The sixth phase of the Lok Sabha election covering 59 constituencies in six states and a Union Territory registered a turnout of 63.48 per cent compared to 63.37 per cent in 2014, the Election Commission said Sunday.

According to the EC’s Voter Turnout android application, 63.48 per cent polling was recorded at 9.00 pm. The EC said the figures were provisional and a final tally would be available later.

 

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At 69.50 per cent, the polling in Phase 1 is the highest in the first five phases. In Phase 2, the turnout was 69.44 per cent, it was 68.40 per cent in Phase 3 and 65.51 per cent in Phase 4.

In Phase 5, the turnout was nearly 65 per cent.

 

About 63.48 pc voters turnout in Phase 6 of LS polls covering 59 constituencies:

 

There was a decline in poll percentage in West Bengal, from 84.95 per cent in the previous elections to 80.35 per cent. In Haryana too, the turnout dropped from 71.86 per cent to 67.35 per cent.

In Jharkhand, 65.17 per cent polling was recorded as against 65.53 per cent in Phase 6 of polling was held on Sunday for eight seats in Bihar, all 10 seats in Haryana and all seven in Delhi, four in Jharkhand, eight in Madhya Pradesh, 14 in Uttar Pradesh and eight in West Bengal.

 

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Election Commission officials said the final polling percentage may rise as there were queues at some places.

The percentage for various states separately was not available immediately as information was being collected, the EC officials said.

 

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Covid-19 : Yogi government bought 50 thousand antigen test kits

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The Yogi government of UP is leaving no stone unturned to tackle the corona virus. Now the Yogi government has purchased 50,000 antigen test kits to further strengthen the fight against the Covid-19 epidemic.

Additional Chief Secretary of Health and Family Welfare Amit Mohan Prasad said that these kits will be used to investigate coronavirus cases hidden in important districts including Meerut.

He said that the total number of Covid-19 cases in the state has crossed the 24 thousand mark. Prasad said that the corona cases in Meerut division were cause for concern, so a rapid trial is planned there.

Of the newly recorded cases, 170 cases belonged to the districts of Meerut Division, including Gautam Buddha Nagar (58), Ghaziabad (52), Meerut (42), Bulandshahr (17), Baghpat (9) and Hapur (8).

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Yogi has directed the state Health and Medical Education Department to set up a dedicated laboratory for Ghaziabad district.

Districts that have more than 10 active cases, Lucknow (54), Moradabad (25), Kanpur (23), Aligarh (19), Bulandshahr (17), Varanasi (16), Bareilly (15), Mathura (15) , Gorakhpur (13), Ayodhya (13), Prayagraj (12), Unnao (12), Ballia (10) and Mau (10).

 

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