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Uttarakhand Assembly Elections 2017: 68 per cent voting till 5 pm

The polling to Karnaprayag constituency of the state was adjourned due to the death of BSP candidate Kuldeep Singh Kanwasi and it will now be held on March 9.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 15, 2017 8:53:19 pm
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Around 74. 20 lakh voters will decide the fate of 628 candidates as 69 of a total of 70 assembly seats will go to polls in the single phase assembly elections in Uttarakhand on Wednesday. Meanwhile, 68 per cent voting has already taken place in the state till 5 pm. The polling to Karnaprayag constituency of the state was adjourned due to the death of BSP candidate Kuldeep Singh Kanwasi and it will now be held on March 9.

The election in the hill state is considered as a straight contest between the ruling Congress and BJP. However, the presence of about a dozen rebel candidates in the fray as independents may upset the calculations.

 

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Highlights:

5:45 pm: 68 per cent voting till 5 pm

3:54 pm: 53 per cent voter turnout recorded till 3 pm.

3:15 pm: 40 per cent voting till 1 PM.

2:17 pm: Election Commission clarifies on voting percentage, Uttarakhand voting percentage till 1 pm is 39 per cent.

2:10 pm: 30.12 per cent voter turnout till 1 pm in Uttarakhand.

12:27 pm: CM Harish Rawat casts his vote at booth no 45 in Dehradun’s Dharampur.

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12:08 pm: 22 per cent voter turnout recorded in Uttarakhand till 11 am.

11:33 am: Polling underway at booth no 108 in Haldwani. Congress’ Indira Hridayesh, BSP’s S Ahmad and BJP’s JPS Rautela contesting from there.

10:51 am: Baba Ramdev casts his vote at polling booth number- 106 in Haridwar, says ‘Modiji poori pramanikta se apna rajdharm nibha rahe hain’.

10:24 am: Cong’s Indira Hridayesh casts her vote at booth no 17 in Haldwani. She’s contesting against BSP’s SAhmad and BJP’s JPS Rautela.

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9:49 am: Chief Electoral Officer Radha Raturi casts her vote at Government Girls Inter College in Dehradun’s Kishanpur.

(Source: ANI) (Source: ANI)

9:25 am: 6 per cent polling percentage recorded in the first hour of the Uttarakhand polls.

9:22 am: Polling underway at booth no 8 in Srinagar. BSP’s Ganesh Prasad, BJP’s Dr DS Rawat and INC’s Ganesh Godiyal are contesting from here.

9:15 am: BJP’s Uttarakhand president Ajay Bhatt casts his vote at polling booth number-130 in Ranikhet.

(Source: ANI) (Source: ANI)

8:29 am: People show their inked finger after casting their vote at a polling booth in Dehradun.

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8:14 am: People queue up to cast their vote in Dehradun’s Hathi Barkala.

(Source: ANI) (Source: ANI)

8:01 am: Voting for 69 of a total of 70 assembly seats in Uttarakhand barring Karnaprayag begins.

6:35 am:  Voting in the Karnaprayag seat remains postponed, to be held on March 9 as the BSP candidate Kuldeep Kanvasi was killed in a road accident.

6:30 am: 69 of a total of 70 assembly seats barring Karnaprayag to go to polls in the single phase assembly elections in Uttarakhand today.

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