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P’kula voted least among nine assembly segments

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Panchkula, April 11, 2014
First Published: 10:58 IST(11/4/2014) | Last Updated: 11:00 IST(11/4/2014)

Panchkula assembly constituency recorded the lowest polling in Ambala Lok Sabha seat at 61.9% with , while Jagadhri recording the highest at 80% among all the nine assembly segments. In Kalka assembly, 69.2 % polling was recorded.


The voting started at 7am when people started lining up outside the polling stations. Police commissioner Ajay Singhal and deputy commissioner of police Ashwin Shenvi visited the hypersensitive and sensitive booths in Sector 19 and 20, Abheypur, Ramgarh, Barwala and Raipur Rani. Singhal told the media that a three-tier security of the Panchkula police and the Gujarat police personnel were deployed.

As many as 60 police vehicles were deployed with the GPS and no untoward incident took place in the district. Others complained that they could not vote as their names were not in the voting list.

“Three members of my family could not vote as their names were not in the voting list. We all have voter ID cards,” said Col AK Sharma (retd). The voting ended at 6 pm with slums and vil lages recording a high percentage, with others lagging behind.


Sectors 6 and 7 in Panchkula recorded the least polling percentage on Thursday. In Sector 6, at the estate officer’s office, the poll percentage was just 4.71, with 60 of the 1,274 voters casting their vote.

A t Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 6, the polling percentage was 6.09, with 66 of the 1,084 voters casting their vote.

In Sector 7, at the polling centre number 54 of Government Senior Secondary School, Sector-7, the polling percentage was 8.2, where 63 of the 768 voted. At polling center 55 in the same school, the polling percentage was 9.69, where 68 out of 702 voted.

At polling center 56, 57 and 58 of the DC Model School, Sector-7 Panchkula, the polling percentage was 5.52 ( 68 voted out of 1,232), 5.82 ( 71 voted out of 1220) and 4.82 ( 61 voted out of 1265) , respectively.


Police arrested two bogus voters, Shem Bahadur, Nepal resident who was voting in name of Sector 19 resident Rajesh Kumar, and Dipi Singh, resident of Mansa who was voting in name of another Rajesh Kumar of Sector 19.

HIGHEST VOTING PERCENTAGE : (Kalka) Government Primary School, Kholfateh Singh- 93.36 %


LOWEST VOTING PERCENTAGE: (Panchkula) Office of the Estate Officer, Sector 6 (4.71%)

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