Mumbai: Nearly 21.38 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the first four hours in 14 seats of Maharashtra where polling for the third phase of Lok Sabha elections was underway on Tuesday, an official said. Voting began at 7 am and long queues were seen outside many booths.
The Kolhapur Lok Sabha constituency reported 25.49 per cent voting till 11 am, followed by Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg, where there was 24.96 per cent polling, according to the state election office.
The voting figures in other constituencies are as follows: Jalgaon -20.34 per cent, Raver-21.24 per cent, Jalna- 23.28 per cent, Aurangabad-20.97 per cent, Raigad-23.94 per cent, Pune-15.5 per cent, Baramati-21.33 per cent, Ahmednagar-20.26 per cent, Madha-19.63 per cent, Sangli-20.09 per cent, Satara-20.67 per cent and Hatkanangale-23.45 per cent.
State BJP president Raosaheb Danve (Jalna) and NCP chief Sharad Pawar’s daughter Supriya Sule (Baramati) are among the prominent candidates in the fray.