New Delhi: An estimated 68 per cent of voters cast their ballot in the first phase of polling in Odisha, the Election Commission said here on Thursday. In all, four Parliamentary constituencies and 28 Assembly seats in the State went to vote.
At a media briefing, the Commission said that till about 6 pm, the voting percentage recorded was 68 per cent. The percentage could increase as the Commission was awaiting reports from the interiors and Maoist affected areas. In 2014, 73 per cent polling was reported for the corresponding seats.
Among all the states which went to the polls, West Bengal registered the highest voting percentage at 81 per cent, the Commission said. Two Parliamentary constituencies, Cooch Behar and Alipurduar in north Bengal voted in the first phase.
The Commission is yet to announce the overall voting percentage.
The voting percentage in other states:
Assam 68 per cent
Maharashtra 56 per cent
Telengana 60 per cent
Chhattisgarh 69.39 per cent
Uttarakhand 57.8 per cent
Jammu and Kashmir
Baramulla 35.1 per cent
Bihar 50 per cent (Till 5 PM)
Andhra Pradesh 66 per cent (Till 5 PM)
Arunachal Pradesh 66 per cent
Sikkim 69 per cent