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Over 70 per cent voting in Gadchiroli

A record 70 per cent voter turnout was registered at 12 of the 22 booths in Gadchiroli district where re-polling was conducted today, official sources said.

india Updated: Oct 15, 2009 21:27 IST

A record 70 per cent voter turnout was registered at 12 of the 22 booths in Gadchiroli district where re-polling was conducted today, official sources said.

The overall percentage of voting was, however, down at about 60 per cent due to low turnout at polling stations in Aheri assembly segment.

Armouri assembly reported 74 per cent turnout while Gadchiroli recorded 72 per cent and Aheri 39, District returning officer Atul Patne said.

Not a single voter turned up for voting at Bamanpalli polling station in Aheri assembly constituency.

Repolling was ordered by the Election Commission in 22 polling stations across three assembly constituencies of Aheri (13), Armouri (seven) and Gadchiroli (two).

Bhagwanpur polling station registered highest voting at 88.20 per cent followed by Mohgaon (86.72), Sindha (85.79), Mandra (84), Gujo (79.25), Dodke (74.64), Satputi (73.46), Jamnara (73.40),Chandra (73.43) Vikaspalli (71.87), which were among those that witnessed high turnout.

The repolling was necessitated as the polling staff could not reach the booths on election day on October 13 as naxals had put up obstacles.