Record turnout in Wayanad in LS polls

Billed as a key seat given the presence of Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on the ballot, the Wayanad Lok Sabha segment witnessed a record turnout of voters on Tuesday as polling was held in the State's 20 constituencies.

The voting percentage was 76.21 when the polling time officially ended, three per cent more than what was recorded in 2014 (73.2).

Buoyed by the large turnout, the Congress-led UDF claimed a 'record breaking margin' for Rahul in Wayanad when the votes are counted on May 23.

The CPI(M)-led LDF admitted that Rahul's candidature was the reason for the massive turnout in polling stations but claimed that the hard work done by the Left workers for their candidate P.P Suneer also contributed towards it.