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Over 70 per cent voting in Haryana civic polls

Civic elections conducted today in various parts of Haryana saw over 70 percent turnout of voters despite sweltering heat wave in the state, an official said.

india Updated: May 20, 2010 23:55 IST

Civic elections conducted on Thursday in various parts of Haryana saw over 70 per cent turnout of voters despite sweltering heat wave in the state, an official said.

Results of elections to various wards of these civic bodies started trickling in late Thursday evening.

Counting for these seats started immediately after voting ended at 4 pm.

State Election Commissioner Dharam Vir said that more than 70 per cent voters cast their votes in the elections conducted for the Faridabad Municipal Corporation, 10 municipal councils and 28 municipal committees in Haryana.

He said that no untoward incident was reported and the elections were conducted peacefully in the state and large number of people came out to vote despite scorching heat.

There were 4,134 candidates in the fray.

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda thanked the voters for peaceful conduct of the municipal elections in the state.