Lok Sabha 2019: 13.3 per cent voting recorded in UP’s eight constituencies till 9 am

New Delhi: Eight constituencies in Uttar Pradesh, which are voting in the first phase of Lok Sabha polls, recorded 13.31 percent voter turn out till 9 in the morning on Thursday.

The voter turnout in Ghaziabad stands at 12 percent till 9 am while in Bijnor, Muzaffarnagar, and Saharanpur it was 8 percent each. 11 percent turnout has been reported from Baghpat and 10 percent in Meerut.

Meanwhile, neighboring Uttarakhand recorded at a little over 13 percent till 9 in the morning.

Voting in Assam is yet to pick up as the overall voter turnout in the state stands at 10.2 percent till 9 am.
In Sikkim, the voter turnout was 34 percent in the morning, while Mizoram registered the voter turnout as high as 17 percent.

Similarly, people in Nagaland too showed enthusiasm. In the first two hours of voting, the region which has only one Lok Sabha constituency recorded 21 percent of voting till 9 am.

A total 91 of the 543 Lok Sabha constituencies are voting in the first phase of polling. As many as 1.70 lakh polling booths set up across 18 states and two Union Territories. The counting of votes will take place on May 23.