LS polls Phase 4: 64% provisional voter turnout across India, says EC


(Online Desk)

Around 12.79 crore voters across the Hindi heartland exercised their electoral franchise on Monday to seal the fate of  957 candidates who are contesting from 72 seats in nine states. The provisional voter turnout in the Phase 4 elections is 64 per cent, the Election Commission said.

Polling took place in one seat in Jammu and Kashmir, 13 seats each in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, six in Madhya Pradesh, 17 in Maharashtra, five in Bihar, three in Jharkhand, six in Odisha, eight in West Bengal and one in Sikkim.

Union minister Giriraj Singh, former JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar, former Union minister Milind Murli Deora, parliamentarian Dimple Yadav who is the wife of Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, MP Moon Moon Sen, Congress leader Salman Khurshid, Union minister Babul Supriyo, former parliamentarian Priya Dutt and Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) chief and former Union minister Upendra Kushwaha were among the heavyweight candidates in the fray in phase 4 of the Lok Sabha elections.