Noida: Nine constituencies, varying issues
Voter turnout goes up by 15% in three seats of Gautam Budh Nagar; Noida records 50% polling. Kapil Datta and Astha Saxena report.india Updated: Feb 29, 2012 00:51 IST
Amid tight security arrangements, polling in three seats — Noida, Dadri and Jewar — in Gautam Budh Nagar district passed off peacefully with the combined turnout going up by a good 15% over the last polls.
In the last assembly elections, the district had only two seats — Dadri and Jewar. This time around Noida has been carved out as a third segment. In the last elections, Dadri and Jewar witnessed a turnout of 42% and 45%, respectively.
The Noida part of the Dadri seat had witnessed a turnout of only 33%. This time around, Noida, Dadri and Jewar witnessed turnouts of 50%, 57% and 60%, respectively.
Former UP director general of police (DGP) Prakash Singh was seen standing patiently in a long queue. Adobe managing director Naresh Gupta and his wife Nidhi also voted.
People voted for development and a better law and order situation. Former law minister and a resident of Noida sector 14, Shanti Bhushan said, “Noida is becoming a crime capital. I have given my vote to the candidate who will improve the law and order situation.”
In Greater Noida, the average turnout at five polling booths centre was 51.2%.