New Delhi: It was another spectacle of very high turnout of voters today in six Lok Sabha constituencies spread across four north-eastern states where polling was by and large peaceful.
The conduct of polling was smooth barring a few incidents due to which polling could not take place in seven places in Arunachal Pradesh and one in Nagaland.
In Outer Manipur Lok Sabha constituency, the turnout was 70 per cent. With voters standing in long queues even after polling hours, the Election Commission (EC) said in Delhi that the percentage could go up to 78 per cent.
In the 2009 Lok Sabha polls, the constituency had witnessed 77.43 per cent polling.
In the two constituencies of Meghalaya, the poll percentage till 5 PM when the polling ended was 64 per cent.
EC said the figure could go up to 66 per cent.
In 2009 polls, the poll percentage recorded in Meghalaya was 64.42 per cent.
Voting in Nagaland's lone parliamentary constituency was reported as "brisk and peaceful" by the Election Commission with 82.5 per cent of the electorate casting their votes. The Commission expects a higher percentage as reports from some areas were still awaited.
In 2009 Lok Sabha polls, the poll percentage was a massive 90.22 per cent.