Assembly polls: Bengal records 12.76pc, Assam 12.83pc, Kerala 11.2 and TN 15-20 pc voting till 1000 hrs

New Delhi, Apr 6 (UNI) As many as 12.76 per cent voters exercised their franchise till 1000 hrs on Tuesday in West Bengal, while the voter turnout was 12.83 in Assam, 11.2 in Kerala and 15 to 20 per cent in Tamil Nadu during the same period.
The Union Territory of Puducherry recorded 18 per cent voter turnout.

According to the Election Commission, 12.76 per cent of voters cast their votes till 1000 hrs in the third phase of polling in West Bengal.
Voting for the third phase of the eight-phase assembly election in the state is underway in 31 of the 294 constituencies.

The fate of 205 candidates in which 13 (6pc) are female candidates will be decided in the third phase by 78,52,425 voters including 39,93,280 are males, 38,58,902 females and 243 third gender who will exercise their franchise in 10,871 polling booths spread across the 31 constituencies, the Election Commission sources said.

On the other hand, in Assam’s third and final phase, about 12.83 per cent polling was recorded for 40 seats during the same period. A total of 79,19,641 voters will decide the electoral fate of 337 candidates.

A total of 79, 19,641 voters will decide the fate of 337 candidates in the 40 assembly segments spread over the 12 districts in Lower Assam.

There are 25 women candidates in the fray.

Of the 79,19,641 voters, who are illegible to vote in phase III, 40,11,539 are males, 39,07,963 females and 139 transgenders.

The voting percentage in Tamil Nadu has been recorded at 15 to 20. Here in a single phase, the electoral fate of 3,998 candidates will be decided.

An estimated 15 to 20 per cent of the 6.29 crore electorate cast their ballots in the first two hours, as the single-phase polling in one of the most fiercely contested Assembly elections began apart from the bypoll to the Kanyakumari Lok Sabha seat.

A total of 3,998 candidates are in the fray to elect the 16th Assembly.

Kerala, where polling in 140 Assembly seats are being held in a single phase, recorded an 11.2 per cent turnout till 1000 hrs.

The fate of 957 candidates, who are in the fray will be decided by 2,74,46,039 voters including 1,32,83,724 males, 1,41,62,025 females and 290 transgenders.

The Union Territory of Puducherry where voting is underway recorded 18 per cent voter turnout during the same period.

As many as 10,03,840 electors including 5,30,828 women and 117 transgenders will exercise their franchise to decide the electoral fortune of 324 candidates in the fray.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged voters to vote in large numbers. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi also appealed to voters to cast their votes in large numbers.

The counting of votes will take place on May 2.

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