Despite severe heat conditions, Gujarat witnessed an impressive turnout of voters in the Lok Sabha polls held on Wednesday, clocking about 62 percent of votes, the second-highest figure ever achieved in its history. The average polling percentage in the state was recorded to be 61.94 per cent, which was 15 per cent higher than the votes polled (47.89 per cent) in the 2009 Lok Sabha polls.
According to figures available with the office of the state’s Chief Electoral Officer, the polling percentage in the Lok Sabha polls was 35.92 per cent in 1996, 47.03 per cent in 1999, 45.60 per cent in 2004 and 47.89 per cent in 2009.
The highest turnout during a Lok Sabha poll in Gujarat was seen way back in 1967, when 63.77 per cent of polling took place.
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According to the Chief Electoral Officer of Gujarat, Anita Karwal, the Narmada district saw the highest voting percentage (78 per cent), while the lowest was seen in Porbandar district at 46 per cent. Vadodara district, which is part of the constituency from where BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is contesting, saw a turnout of 70 per cent, while the state capital Gandhinagar saw a polling percentage of 62 per cent, Karwal stated in a release issued here.
Karwal also pointed out that no untoward incidents were reported during the polls. “Technical problems had developed in about 50 control units and 54 ballot units of EVMs. These EVMs were replaced and the voting was continued,” the official statement added.