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High turnout in north east once again in second phase of Lok Sabha polls

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

PTI PTI Updated on: April 10, 2014 9:07 IST
The first phase of Lok Sabha poll in five constituencies in Assam and one in Tripura on April had also recorded 72 and 84 percent turnout.

Till the 2009 general elections, the election photo I card coverage in Nagaland was 'zero'. But in these Lok Sabha polls, the photo I card coverage has increased to an impressive 95.96 per cent. Most of the voters in Nagaland have the latest plastic I cards which are long lasting, EC officials said here.

In Arunachal Pradesh's two constituencies, voters turned out in large numbers despite some regions experiencing rains and snowfall in Tawang.

The poll percentage till 5 PM was recorded at 71 per cent and was expected to go up. In the last Lok Sabha polls, the percentage of voter turnout was 68 per cent.

In Arunachal Pradesh, polling could not take place at seven places as poll officials could not reach the designated areas due to local law and order issues and political rivalry, EC said.

In Nagaland, polling could not begin in a disputed area under Longleng district of Nagaland bordering Assam where security forces have prohibited entry of polling officials.

EC said Assam Police prohibited the entry of polling officials and setting up the Ladaigarh Polling Station (PS) No. 1 under 49 Tamlu Assembly constituency in the district.

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