• search
For Quick Alerts
ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS  
For Daily Alerts

66 per cent polling in third phase: Are Indians losing interest in the elections

|

'One person, one vote' is the dictum that has been a founding principle of the world's largest democracy, India. Elections are those festivals of democracy where once in every few years voters exercise their most basic of rights to either reward the incumbent government with another term or usher in the winds of change by electing a new establishment.

66 per cent polling in third phase: Are Indians losing interest in the elections

While India's elections have always been the envy of the world for their regularity and relative fairness despite the size of the electorate and the vastness of the land itself, there was a low voter turnout recorded in the third and largest phase of Lok Sabha elections 2019 covering 116 constituencies amid complaints of EVM malfunctioning in many states and killing of a man outside a booth in West Bengal.

The voting percentages in three major South Indian cities in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections are dismal, with barely half the registered electorate exercising their franchise.

An estimated 56.71 per cent of voters exercised their franchise till 5 pm in the 10 Lok Sabha seats of Uttar Pradesh amid reports EVM snags at some booths.

Considering the data emerging this election season, are Indians drastically losing faith and interest in the electoral process?

For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Enable
x
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more