60-72 % voting in Maharashtra, Haryana, Arunachal Pradesh assembly polls

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New Delhi, Oct.13 (ANI): About 60 to 72 per cent voting was witnessed in Tuesday's Assembly elections held in three States-Maharashtra, Haryana, and Arunachal Pradesh amidst sporadic violence in which one polling agent was killed.

Maharashtra registered 60 per cent turnout of voters while Haryana and Arunachal Pradesh saw a much higher polling of 66 per cent and 72 per cent respectively, said Chief Election Commissioner Navin Chawla in a press conference here.

Mumbai and its suburbs witnessed a voter turnout of 50 per cent.

A 48-year-old polling agent of an independent candidate was killed in a clash with supporters of a Congress nominee in Gulha assembly constituency in Haryana's Kaithal district.

Despite the massacre of 17 policemen five days ago and poll boycott call given by naxals in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli district, an estimated 55 per cent of electorate cast votes while neighbouring Gondia, also hit by Maoist menace recorded a 68 per cent turnout.

Also, stray incidents of firing were reported from Gadchiroli district where polling could not take place at 22 polling station as the staff failed to reach the destinations because naxals put up obstacles. (ANI)

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