Tripura records 81.21% voter turnout in first phase

The first phase of elections across 18 states and two UTs ended with over 50 per cent voter turnout across all 90 Lok Sabha constituencies on Thursday.

While maximum 81.8 per cent voter turnout was recorded in Tripura, around 50 per cent people voted in Bihar for the four Lok Sabha seats. States like Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Uttarakhand registered 66 per cent, 60 per cent, and 57.8 per cent voting, respectively.

Despite a huge security concern, 54.4 per cent voting was recorded in Jammu and Kashmir's two Parliamentary constituencies. Polling was going on late night on April 11 in over 300 booths in different districts of Andhra Pradesh as faulty EVMs hampered voting in the day.