Mumbai: 62.3 per cent voting was recorded in the ten Lok Sabha constituencies in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra where polling was held today, State Election Commission sources said.
No incident of violence was reported in this first phase of elections in the state.
The polling was mostly peaceful even in the Naxal-affected Gadchiroli district, they said.
Final polling percentages in the ten constituencies were as follows: Buldhana: 58.66, Akola: 65.00, Amravati: 65.00, Wardha: 61.00, Ramtek: 62.00, Nagpur: 59.00, Bhandhara-Gondiya: 65.00, Gadchiroli-chimur: 65.00, Chandrapur: 63.00 and Yavatmal-Washim: 60.00 Further, in the by-election to Risod Assembly constituency, 62.10 per cent voting was registered.
Today's polling would decide the fates of former BJP Chief Nitin Gadkari in Nagpur, Union Minister Praful Patel (NCP) in Bhandara, former minister of State Vilas Muttemwar (Congress) in Nagpur and Shivajirao Moghe (Congress) in Yavatmal, among others.