Badshahpur, Nuh see highest voter turnout in Gurgaon district

  • Siddhartha Rai, Hindustan Times, Gurgaon
  • Updated: Apr 14, 2014 12:32 IST

The Gurgaon Lok Sabha constituency, which went to polls on April 10, saw the highest voter turnout in its history of Lok Sabha polls.

Nearly 18.4 lakh people were eligible to vote and 72.78% of them turned up at the polling stations across the nine assembly constituencies which fall under the Gurgaon Lok Sabha seat.

In 2009, of the total electorate of 12.8 lakh voters, 61.71% of them voted.

Nuh in Muslim-majority Mewat saw a turnout of 1,14,211 voters of the total 1,46,789; exercising their franchise. The assembly segment saw a voter turnout of 77.81%. In terms of the highest number of votes cast, Badshahpur saw over 2 lakh voters cast their votes.

The lowest voter turnout remained at nearly 65%. In terms of numbers, the Punhana assembly segment saw the least number of voters – 1,11,580 voters out of a total of 1,49,795 came out to vote.
While the Badshahpur assembly segment is the largest with over three lakh voters, Nuh is the smallest with 1.5 lakh voters.

Muslim-majority Mewat that has the highest concentration of Muslim voters – at around 3.5 lakh. The place saw bigwigs like Arvind Kejriwal and Sonia Gandhi visiting trying to woo the Meo Muslims. Mewat saw a turnout of 76.54%.

The three assembly segments of Mewat – Nuh, Ferozepur-Jhirka and Punhana – saw a voter turnout of 77.81%, 76.2% and 74.5%, respectively. Incidentally, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had alleged large-scale rigging at several booths across these three segments.

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