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Ludhiana MC polls: Voting picks up, 43% turnout till 2 pm

Jagraon (ward 17) recorded 19 % turnout while the 25.50% voters had cast their vote in Payal (Ward 5).

punjab Updated: Feb 24, 2018 15:02 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
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Police personnel being assigned duties for the municipal corporation elections, at Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, in Ludhiana. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)

After rain in the city on Saturday morning played spoilsport for the Ludhiana municipal corporation polls, turnout increased as the day progressed.

By 2pm, Ludhiana saw a 43.06% turnout.

However, Jagraon (ward 17) recorded 65 % turnout while the 73.50% voters had cast their vote in Payal (Ward 5).

Voting is set to continue till 4 pm. A total of 494 candidates are contesting for the 95 municipal wards. Results will be announced on February 27.

First Published: Feb 24, 2018 11:57 IST