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Punjab sees record 77% voting, Uttarakhand 70%: Report

by FP Staff  Jan 31, 2012 09:36 IST

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Punjab witnessed a record 77 percent voter turnout while Uttarakhand saw 70 percent polling in the assembly elections, reports Economic Times.

Punjab's massive turnout, which shattered the previous record of 75%, has given rise to speculation about a "wave", the report added.

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Punjab witnessed a record 77 percent voter turnout while Uttarakhand saw 70 percent polling in the assembly elections. Reuters

The high voter turnout can also mean that both Congress and the Akali-BJP alliance have mobilised their bases well. However, results will be known only on 6 March when votes will be counted.

The key elections in Punjab and Uttarakhand, which were being ruled by NDA governments, will decide the fate of 1866 candidates including chief ministerial aspirants Prakash Badal, Amarinder Singh and BC Khanduri.

While there are 1078 contestant vying for 117 seats in Punjab, the number of candidates for 70 seats in Uttarakhand is 866.