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Highlights of fourth phase of elections

Highlights of fourth phase of elections

India’s big battle of polling is continuing. The fourth phase of elections has finished yesterday. West Bengal witnessed several incidents of violence. Yet, overall 64 per cent turnout was recorded in this phase of elections.

Here are the highlights of the fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections 2019:

  • EVM glitches were reported in some areas of the country.
  • The Election Commission says that 67.73 per cent turnout was recorded in Rajasthan in13 seats, 58.56 per cent in Uttar Pradesh in 13 seats, and 67.09 per cent in Madhya Pradesh in 6 seats.
  • Several people were injured in the sporadic violence due to the clashes between the supporters of TMC and BJP in West Bengal.
  • An FIR was registered against Supriyo as he allegedly got into an argument with polling officials.
  • Both the TMC and BJP accused each other of intimidating voters in the state which resulted in violence.
  • Nearly 12.79 crore people eligible voters participated in the fourth phase.
  • Out of 543 seats, the polling in 374 seats has been finished with this fourth phase.
  • Polling was peaceful in Rajasthan.
  • The highest voting percentage (72.34 per cent) was recorded in the Banswara region where tribal people dominated.
  • In Maharashtra 55.86 per cent voting was recorded in 17 seats. 59.02 per cent voting was recorded in Bihar in five seats, 64.38 per cent was recorded in Jharkhand in 3 seats.
  • The election in Vellore constituency in Tamil Nadu was cancelled.
  • Two BJP candidates used phones inside the booth and the EC directed the police to file an FIR against them.
  • Anil Ambani was among the early voters in Mumbai. He cast his vote at the GD Somani school at Cuff Parade.
  • Due to glitches in the EVMs, the polling has been delayed in some polling booths in West Bengal.

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