The fourth phase of the ongoing Lok Sabha polls witnessed over 64 percent polling on Monday, as 71 percent Parliamentary constituencies, spread across nine states underwent polls in this phase.
Except for minor incident, polling remained peaceful in this phase which has out witnessed of the 543 Lok Sabha constituency, polls getting concluded in 373 constituencies.
Voting also took place in Kulgam district of Anantnag Lok Sabha seat in Jammu and Kashmir.
Senior Deputy Election Commissioner Umesh Sinha told reporters in press briefing a large number of women and senior citizens came out to vote.
West Bengal recorded the highest 76.44 per cent voter turnout followed by Madhya Pradesh 65.77 percent. Rajasthan registered 64.5 percent, Jharkhand 63.39 percent, Bihar 58.92 percent, Uttar Pradesh 57.58 percent and Maharashtra 58.23 percent. In Jammu and Kashmir, the polling percentage recorede was 10.5 percent.
A total of 68 percent voter turnout was reported in Odisha where Lok Sabha and Assembly elections were held simultaneously.
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The commission said this time EVM replacement was very minimal as compared to last three phases.
Election Commission has seized unaccounted cash, illicit liquor, drugs, gold and freebies worth over Rs 3,274 crore since the Model Code of Conduct came into effect.
2019 Parliamentary Elections has seven phases, voting for which commenced on 11 April and will last until 19 May. With four phases already completed, the remaining three phases of the elections are scheduled respectively on 6 May, 12 May, and 19 May. Votes will be counted on 23 May 2019.