Mumbai records highest turnout since 1991 with 55.33% polling

Interestingly, Mumbai has registered record a breaking 52.66 percent voter turnout on Thursday and surpassed the average voter turnout of Mumbai recorded in last six Lok Sabha elections held since 1991.

Vishwas Waghmode April 24, 2014 20:56:44 IST
Mumbai records highest turnout since 1991 with 55.33% polling

The 19 Lok Sabha constituencies in Mumbai, North Maharashtra and Marathwada have registered 55.33 percent average voter turnout in the third and last phase of polling for the Lok Sabha election in the state on Thursday.

Interestingly, Mumbai has registered record a breaking 52.66 percent voter turnout on Thursday and surpassed the average voter turnout of Mumbai recorded in last six Lok Sabha elections held since 1991.

Mumbai records highest turnout since 1991 with 5533 polling

An elderly woman shows her inked finger after voting in Mumbai. Parag Shinde/Firspost

The average voter turnout in the last six Lok Sabha elections in Mumbai was 41.40% (2009), 47.30% (2004), 45.00% (1999), 50.40% (1998), 45.10% (1996) and 41.60% (1991).

In Mumbai, the Mumbai South Central Lok Sabha constituency has registered the highest voter turnout of 55.00% today.

The fate of political heavyweights like Union minister Milind Deora, PWD minister and NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal, Water Resources minister and NCP leader Sunil Tatkare and of the nine-time MP and senior congress leader Manikrao Gavit has been sealed in the EVM machines today. In all, a total of 338 candidates were in the fray from 19 constituencies.

The state has a total of 48 Lok Sabha seats. While 10 Lok Sabha constituencies in the Vidarbha region voted in first phase on 10 April recorind a 62.36 precent turnout, the 19 Lok Sabha constituencies from Marathwada and Western Maharashtra voted on 17 April recording a voter turnout of 61.71 percent.

Complaints of names missing or deleted from the voters list were reported in many areas of Mumbai such as Mohammad Ali Road in South Mumbai, Dadar and Dharavi in South Central, Bhandup and Vikhroli in North East and Chandivali in North Central.

While voter enthusiasm in the morning was not evident, many people came out to vote in the evening. Polling was peaceful in most areas except a few cases in Ramabai Ambedkar Nagar in Ghatkopar and Maharashtra Nagar in Mankhurd.

Constituency-wise voting figures are as follows: Nandurbar-ST (62.00%), Dhule (59.00%), Jalgaon (56.00%), Raver (58.00%), Jalna (63.00%), Aurangabad (59.00%), Dindori (ST) (64.00%), Nashik (58.00%), Palghar ( 60.00%), Bhivandi (43.00%), Kalyan (42.00%) Thane (52.00%) Mumbai North (52.00%), Mumbai North West (50.00%), Mumbai North East (53.00%), Mumbai North Central (52.00%), Mumbai South Central (55.00%), Mumbai South (54.00%) and Raigad (64.00%).

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