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Record high of 94.08% votes registered from HP's Nalagarh

PTI  Shimla, November 05, 2012
First Published: 01:52 IST(5/11/2012) | Last Updated: 01:53 IST(5/11/2012)

For the first time in electoral history of Himachal Pradesh, a record high of 94.08% polling was registered today from Nalagarh constituency while ten others crossed the 80% mark.

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Nalagarh constituency in Solan district recorded the highest ever polling of 94.08% while the adjoining Doon constituency in the same district recorded 89.36%.

The Nahan constituency in Sirmaur district polled 85.22% votes, followed by Seraj in Mandi district (84.72 percent), Banjjar in Kullu district (82.49%), Sri Naina Devi in Bilaspur district (84.36%), Shillai and Paonta Sahib in Sirmaur district with 82.36 and 82.15% respectively.

Shimla (Urban) recorded the lowest polling with 58.77% votes registered, followed by Shimla (Rural) with 59.23% and Kusumpti with 60.11%.

The other constituencies which polled less than 70% votes included Dehra (69.22%), Jaisinghpur and Baijnath (64.23%), Solan (69.85%), Badsar (68.99%), Hamirpur (68.63%), Rohroo (68.80%) and Bhoranj (65.32%).

Thirty three constituencies, ten in Mandi district, five each in Sirmaur, Una and Chamba and four each in Bilaspur and Kullu districts, polled more than 70% votes.

A record 74.62% of the 46 lakh voters in Himachal Pradesh today exercised their franchise in the Assembly election where ruling BJP and Congress are locked in a virtual straight contest.


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