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13 per cent voters exercise their franchise in Haryana

india Updated: May 07, 2009 10:59 IST

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An estimated 13 per cent of nearly 1.20 crore voters exercised their franchise in the early hours of polling for the ten Lok Sabha seats in Haryana on Thursday.

Among those who cast their votes early included Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and former chief ministers Om Prakash Chautala and Bhajan Lal.

Voting began at 7 am For the ten seats for which 210 candidates are in fray.

"Nearly 13 per cent have cast their vote in the first three hours of polling, which was by and large peaceful everywhere," Haryana's Chief Electoral Officer, Sajjan Singh told PTI here.

However, there was a minor clash between two groups close to Nangal Chaudhry in Narnaul, which falls in Bhiwani-Mahendergarh constituency, from where Congress' Shruti Choudhry is contesting against INLD's Ajay Chautala.

Votes are being cast across 12,894 polling stations, where ballots are being cast electronically, with over 23,000 Electronic Voting Machines being put to use.