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Faulty poll rolls blamed for poor Lucknow turnout

PTI | ByHTC and PTI, Lucknow
May 08, 2004 03:05 AM IST

Prime Minister A.B. Vajpayee has been campaigning across the country urging the people to come out and vote. But voters in his constituency do not seem to have been convinced.

Prime Minister A.B. Vajpayee has been campaigning across the country urging the people to come out and vote. But voters in his constituency do not seem to have been convinced.

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According to figures released by the election office on Friday, barely 35.43 per cent voters in Lucknow turned out in Wednesday's polling. The district administration had earlier put the figure at 43 per cent.

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The abysmal turnout is being blamed on the glaring lapses in the electoral rolls.

Uttar Pradesh chief electoral officer Vijay Sharma on Friday asked the Lucknow district magistrate to explain the lapses, which were highlighted in the media. Sharma had a telephonic talk with new DM Sanjeev Mittal and asked him to send a report after probing all aspects.

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