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LS polls: Tripura records highest turnout in initial hours, 0% voting in 6 Nagaland distts

Phase one of the Lok Sabha elections, which cover 102 seats across 21 states and Union territories, began polling on Friday. Amid intermittent violent incidents in West Bengal and an IED blast in Chhattisgarh that injured a CRPF commandant, voter turnout ranged from 16.33% to 34.54%.

Election officials reported that Tripura had the highest voter turnout until 11 a.m., with 34.54 percent of voters casting ballots, and Lakshwadeep had the lowest turnout, with 16.33 percent.

Election officials reported that Tripura had the highest voter turnout until 11 a.m., with 34.54 percent of voters casting ballots, and Lakshwadeep had the lowest turnout, with 16.33 percent.

Six districts of eastern Nagaland wore a deserted look on Friday as people stayed indoors following an indefinite shutdown call by the Eastern Nagaland People’s Organisation (ENPO), an apex body of the seven tribal organisations of the area, to press for its demand for a separate state. There was no voter turnout till 11am according to a PTI news report, polling comes to an end at 4pm here.

In strife-torn Manipur, around 28.19 per cent of the over 15.44 lakh voters exercised their franchise till 11 am. Inner Manipur constituency recorded 29.40 per cent polling while the turnout in Outer Manipur was 26.02 per cent.

At certain booths in Tamil Nadu, Arunachal Pradesh, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and Assam, there have been reports of minor EVM glitches.

Up until 11 a.m., West Bengal recorded a 33.56 percent turnout. But in the Cooch Behar seat, violence marred the polling process.

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