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Noida: Nine constituencies, varying issues

Voter turnout goes up by 15% in three seats of Gautam Budh Nagar; Noida records 50% polling. Kapil Datta and Astha Saxena report.

india Updated: Feb 29, 2012 00:51 IST
Kapil Datta,Astha Saxena,Noida

Amid tight security arrangements, polling in three seats — Noida, Dadri and Jewar — in Gautam Budh Nagar district passed off peacefully with the combined turnout going up by a good 15% over the last polls.

In the last assembly elections, the district had only two seats — Dadri and Jewar. This time around Noida has been carved out as a third segment. In the last elections, Dadri and Jewar witnessed a turnout of 42% and 45%, respectively.

The Noida part of the Dadri seat had witnessed a turnout of only 33%. This time around, Noida, Dadri and Jewar witnessed turnouts of 50%, 57% and 60%, respectively.

About 10 lakh voters were eligible to vote in the three seats. With Tuesday’s polling, the fate of a total of 62 candidates has been sealed in EVMs.

Former UP director general of police (DGP) Prakash Singh was seen standing patiently in a long queue. Adobe managing director Naresh Gupta and his wife Nidhi also voted.

People voted for development and a better law and order situation. Former law minister and a resident of Noida sector 14, Shanti Bhushan said, “Noida is becoming a crime capital. I have given my vote to the candidate who will improve the law and order situation.”

In Greater Noida, the average turnout at five polling booths centre was 51.2%.

First Published: Feb 29, 2012 00:18 IST