|  Srungaram -  |  Jokes -  |  Chitkalu -  |  Beauty Tips -  |  Vantalu -  |  Aarogyam - Health  |  Aanimutyalu -  |  Jeevanasatyalu -

Back to News Page


All-time high voting in UP, women set new record

Lucknow, March 3 - Voters in Uttar Pradesh set an all-time record in polling percentage, with officials saying about 60 percent of its 127 million electorate exercised their franchise in the staggered polling that began Feb 8 and ended Saturday.

The 59.16 percent aggregate polling in the 2012 assembly ballot had surpassed all past records of both Lok Sabha and state elections since the first general election in 1952.

The previous highest vote percentage was 57.13 percent (1993 assembly elections). The least ever polling was in the simultaneous assembly (39.29 percent) and Lok Sabha (38.41 percent) elections of 1951-52.

This year, the highest voting took place in Lalitpur district (72.65 percent) and Saharanpur (70.89 percent).

Among constituencies, Nakur (Saharanpur) polled the maximum votes (76.80 percent), Uttar Pradesh Chief Electoral Officer Umesh Sinha told reporters after the seven-phase balloting concluded.

Woman participation in the 2012 assembly election also soared to a new high, with 59.80 percent voting.

"This is an all-time high," Sinha told IANS. The previous highest figure for women was 41.92 percent.

In the 2007 assembly elections, only one district in Uttar Pradesh polled more than 60 percent votes. This time this rose to 37 districts.

Also this time, major cities in the state shrugged off the apathy towards voting.

In Lucknow, the voting percentage soared from 29.32 percent in 2007 to 53.16. In Allahabad, it rose from 30.86 percent in 2007 to 46.66 percent.

Ghaziabad, bordering Delhi, similarly saw a steep rise from 33.03 percent to 53.89 percent in urban pockets. Meerut jumped from 41.71 percent in 2007 to 61.2 percent in 2012.


More News....
Page 1 of 8 Next

- Rajnath asks Chouhan to probe journalist's death
- Iranian boat intercepted in high seas off Kerala, brought in
- Chouhan agrees to dead scribe's sister's demand on viscera test
- Day after scribe's death, opposition seeks SC-monitored Vyapam probe (Roundup)
- Bomb hoax call on Delhi Metro sends securitymen into tizzy
- Boy who crossed LoC handed back
- Modi on Central Asian tour, to visit Russia for BRICS, SCO summits
- Pakistan violates ceasefire in Jammu & Kashmir
- BJP to strengthen presence in south India
- Elderly woman cured of osteoarthritis with gold knee implant
- OROP protest stays, meeting with Parrikar likely
- Darjeeling landslides: Toll hits 34, rescue operations continue
- Left to jointly contest Bihar elections
- Remove tainted ministers in centre, states: Left
- Journalist's sister wants viscera examined in Delhi
- Girl killed in Bengal, rape suspected
- RJD to protest withholding caste Census data: Lalu
- Congress demands SC-monitored CBI probe in Vyapam case
- Karnataka speaker to decide on Lokayukta ouster move: CM
- Supreme Court must oversee Vyapam probe, demands AAP
- Journalist's sister wants viscera examined outside MP
- Delhi government to install jammers at exam centres
- Non-invasive face-lift technique launched in India
- India begins work on bridge linking Bangladeshi ports
- MPs say parliament canteen subsidy can be done away with

Page 1 of 8 Next

Telugu Movies Photo Gallery
17th Sri Kala Sudha Awards Press Meet
Dochey Movie Stills
Ika Selav Movie Stills
Miss Leelavathi Movie Press Meet
Miss Leelavathi Wallpapers
Nava Telangana ku Naandi Movie Stills
Neha Saxena Latest Photos
Ok Bangaram Movie Stills
Q Premaku Chavuku Audio Launch
Tamil Movies Photo Gallery
Kadhali Kanavillai Stills
Plus 91 Holi Reloaded 2015
Radhika George
Saanthan Movie Stills
Asian Rugby Sevens 2015 Press Conference
En Vazhi Thani Vazhi Press Show
Masala Padam Movei Stills
C2H Inauguration Event Stills
Chittoor Movie Stills
Bench Talkies Press Show

Site Designed & Developed by |Copyrights reserved