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Massive turnout in sixth phase of election on April 24

A record number of voters turned up to exercise their franchise for the 117 constituencies in the multi-phased general elections 2014 held in over 11 states and one union territory on April 24. Much more than 46 per cent voting took place in Mumbai which was the figure way back in 2009. After April 24 voting would have taken place for 347 of 543 Lok Sabha constituencies and the assembly polls in Orissa. The highest turnout of 83 per cent was recorded for the only union territory of Puducherry. West Bengal reported a remarkable 82 per cent for their six seats while a 73 per cent turnout was recorded for the 39 seats at stake in Tamil Nadu.

In comparison voting in Rajasthan had a low response at only 59.2 per cent for its five seats. Polling percentage in Maharashtra was even lower at 55.33 per cent for the 19 seats. The Tamil Nadu contest has become very thrilling as the BJP have put up candidates for all the 39 seats forging a six-party alliance on debut. The entire result will be influenced by the Modi wave that has gripped the nation. The six seats in Mumbai include heavy weights Milind Deora from Mumbai South and Priya Dutt from Mumbai North-Central. The fourth phase of polling was conducted in UP on April 24 when voting took place in the constituencies of Azamgarh and Mainpuri and Kannauj.

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