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About 64 per cent voters turn up to vote in Haryana

Around 64 per cent of nearly 1.20 crore voters exercised their franchise as the polling for the ten Lok Sabha seats in Haryana today remained peaceful.

india Updated: May 07, 2009 19:12 IST

Around 64 per cent of nearly 1.20 crore voters exercised their franchise as the polling for the ten Lok Sabha seats in Haryana on Thursday remained peaceful.

"Nearly 64 per cent people have cast their vote. The polling remained by and large peaceful," official sources told PTI here.

Barring a few minor incidents, the polling was peaceful in the state.

The voter turnout in 2004 parliamentary elections was 65.67 per cent in the state.

Polling picked up gradually as the day progressed and people made a beeline at the polling booths.

Among those who cast their votes in the morning included Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, his mother Har Devi, wife Asha Hooda and MP son Deepinder Singh, all of whom cast their votes in Rohtak.

Former chief minister Bhajan Lal (78), who is contesting from Hisar constituency on a Haryana Janhit Congress ticket cast his vote in Adampur while INLD president Om Prakash Chautala exercised his franchise in Sirsa district.

Amid tight security arrangements, voting began at 7 am for the ten seats for which 210 candidates are in the fray.

Votes were cast across 12,894 polling stations with the use of over 23,000 Electronic Voting Machines.