Assembly Polls: 77 pc polling in Punjab & 70 pc in Uttarakhand

Nearly 77 per cent polling was recorded in the Punjab Assembly elections, which sealed the fate of 1,078 candidates including two Chief Ministerial aspirants Parkash Singh Badal and Amarinder Singh. The polling is taking place at 19,841 polling stations across 22 districts of Punjab.

 

The fate of 1,078 candidates, including two Chief Ministerial aspirants Parkash Singh Badal and Amarinder Singh in fray for 117 Assembly seats have been sealed today.

 

Nearly 70 per cent polling was recorded in the Uttarakhand Assembly elections, which sealed the fate of 788 candidates including Chief Minister BC Khanduri and state Congress president Yashpal Arya. The polling to elect 70 legislators to the state Assembly largely remained "incident-free".

 

About 70 per cent of the 63 lakh voters exercised their franchise till the end of polling at 5PM, state Chief Electoral Officer Radha Raturi told PTI.

 

The polling, which began on a dull note in the morning, picked up momentum as the day progressed.

 

There are over 63 lakh electorates in the state where the ruling BJP is locked in a close fight with Congress. Chief Minister BC Khanduri, former Chief Ministers Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Nityanand Swami and ND Tiwari and Assembly Speaker Harbans Kapoor were among the early voters.

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