Voters in Indore dist come out of their houses in large number to elect their public representative for the Assembly. The Nov 25 polling breaks all previous records.
Indore: Cutting loose from their routine schedules, voters of Indore district, on Monday, turned out in large number to exercise one of their biggest rights – Right to Vote. Barring some minor face- offs between the BJP and the Congress activists, the polling amid high security arrangements remained peaceful in all the nine constituencies in the district.
The turnout, especially of the youth, was main attraction of the polling on Monday. The polling percentage in the district was recorded at 69.34 per cent.Much before the voting began at 8 am on Monday, the voters had started thronging polling booths. Serpentine queues were witnessed at some booths at 7: 30 am in Rau, Indore- III, Depalpur, Mhow, and Indore- V. At these booths, the polling percentage between 8 am and 11 am was recorded at 20.48, 19.72, 19.22, 19 and 18.98. At Indore- I, Indore- II, Indore- IV and Sanver, the polling percentage till 11 am was at 15.40, 17.15, 18 and 16, respectively.
District Election Officer and Collector Aakash Tripathi told reporters that such high turnout in the morning hours was not witnessed previously.The polling picked up as clock crossed noon. At 1 am, the poll percentage in Indore- I was 33.98, Indore- II 30.50, Indore- III 34.79, Indore- IV 36.40, Indore- V 34.30, Mhow 42.90, Rau 38.70, Sanver 40.86 and Depalpur 37.
As the day passed, queues got longer outside the booths and by 3 pm, the poll percentage shot up.At 3 pm, the percentage in Indore- I was 47.90, Indore- II 44.98, Indore- III 48.63, Indore- IV 54, Indore- V 47.25, Mhow 57.43, Rau 57.43, Sanver 57 and Depalpur 55.76.
In last two hours, Depalpur saw massive voting and it ended up with 78.50 percent voting.Tripathi said that Indore district polling broke all previous records.They confident of their
High turnout in Depalpur
The four rural constituencies out of the nine witnessed higher turnout of voters. The voters here were energized and eager to vote since the start of voting.
The data received till 5 pm on polling day reveals that Depalpur with 78.50 percent had the highest percentage of votes amongst the entire nine constituencies. Followed by Depalpur was Sanver with 77.05 percent, then Rau with 71.61 percent. Mhow too witnessed 66.02 percent of votes.
In urban areas Indore- I witnessed about 66.79 percent of votes. While Indore- II had 64.32 percent of votes. For Indore- II the percentage of voters who turned up was 68.81 per cent. Indore- IV constituency witnessed 66.89 percent of votes and Indore- V which is the largest constituency in terms of voters witnessed 64.14 percentage. Overall, the Indore district recorded 69.34 percent voting this time.their victory