Delhi voter turnout crosses 50 percent, people rush to cast ballots

New Delhi: An impressive 52 percent polling was recorded till 3 pm in the Lok Sabha election for the seven seats in the national capital even as long queues of people were seen at the booths across the city.

"52 percent of the 1.27 crore eligible voters cast their votes till 3 pm," a senior official of Delhi Election Commission said.

Representational Image. AP

Representational Image. AP

He said polling has so far been peaceful and there were no reports of any untoward incident.

There were reports of malfunctioning of electronic voting machines (EVM) in some parts of the city but they were rectified, EC officials said.

The voting started at 7 am and will continue till 6 pm.

In 2009 Lok Sabha polls, the overall voting percentage stood at 52.3 percent, which had increased to 66 percent in the 2013 Delhi Assembly election.

The Delhi Election Commission had set a target of surpassing the 66 percent polling figure in the Lok Sabha polls.


Updated Date: Apr 10, 2014 16:32 PM

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