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Haryana witnesses 31 pc voter turnout so far

May 25, 2024 01:54 PM

Chandigarh, May 25 || Haryana on Saturday recorded a voter turnout of 31 per cent till 1 pm as polling is underway for the 10 Lok Sabha constituencies in the state.

In the first four hours, the turnout was 22.09 per cent despite a blistering heatwave. Women outnumbered men in most of the polling stations.

“There has been no report of any delay in starting the poll process,” an electoral officer told.

Notable candidates for the Lok Sabha elections include Union ministers Rao Inderjit Singh and Krishan Pal Gurjar, former Chief Minister Manohar Lal, and Congress heavyweights Deepender Singh Hooda and Kumari Selja.

While most seats are witnessing a direct contest between the ruling BJP and the opposition Congress, some constituencies like Hisar are experiencing a multi-cornered battle.

The Congress has pitted actor Raj Babbar against BJP’s Rao Inderjit Singh from Gurugram.

Besides the Lok Sabha polls, there is a by-poll for the Karnal Assembly seat, the seat vacated by Khattar, where Chief Minister Nayab Singh Saini, the outgoing Lok Sabha MP from Kurukshetra, is among the nine candidates in the fray. Saini had replaced Khattar as the Chief Minister in March.

 

 

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