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57 percent voter turnout in Jangipur, Pranab's seat

Jangipur (West Bengal), Oct 10: After registering a poor turnout initially, polling picked up gradually with a 57 percent voter turnout at the end of the day in West Bengal's Jangipur Lok Sabha constituency where

IANS IANS Updated on: October 10, 2012 18:20 IST
57 percent voter turnout in jangipur pranab s seat
57 percent voter turnout in jangipur pranab s seat

Jangipur (West Bengal), Oct 10: After registering a poor turnout initially, polling picked up gradually with a 57 percent voter turnout at the end of the day in West Bengal's Jangipur Lok Sabha constituency where President Pranab Mukherjee's son Abhijit is in the fray.




The seat had fallen vacant after the ascent of former Jangipur MP Pranab Mukherjee to the post of president.

"The turnout at the close of voting was 57 percent. It may increase slightly as some people are still queued up outside a few booths," assistant chief electoral officer Anamika Mazumdar said.

Only 21 percent voting had taken place in the morning.

Voting was also peaceful with no untoward incident being reported.

The Jangipur constituency in Murshidabad district has a total of 12,40,617 voters, of whom 63 percent comprise Muslims. Eleven candidates are contesting this election.

Apart from Abhijit, Communist Party of India-Marxist's (CPI-M) Muzaffar Hussain and Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Sudhangshu Biswas are in the fray.

The ruling Trinamool Congress has not fielded a candidate. Pranab Mukherjee was elected from Jangipur to the Lok Sabha in 2004 and 2009.

The result will be declared Oct 13.