News By/Courtesy: Nikhil Verma | 25 Apr 2019 0:55am IST

Kerala state recorded the highest voting rate of 76% in the third phase of current lok sabha elections pointing out that voters may have strongly responded to poll matters like sabrimala entry for women of all age groups, flash floods and non-responsible government officials’ aspect. Congress president Rahul Gandhi who is contesting election from Wayanad also marked a higher polling percentage of approximately 80% generating hopes in the congress camp of a massive victory by more than three lakh votes. All 20 electorates in the state voted and 76.82% of the 2.61 crores appeared to vote, reports stated.

Kannur recorded the highest polling more than 82%. Pathanamthitta and thrissur electorates which became nucleus of the focus followed by a triangular tussle amid BJP, LDF and UDF registered attendance percentage of 73.82% and 77.19% respectively. Vadakara noticed voter turnout of 78.97% till 9 PM. Roughly 10 people fainted and died across the state while in the queue or on the way to give their vote. Congress leaders asserted that the present election will be a repetition of 1977. It seems that the sabrimala temple women entry’s matter and congress president Rahul Gandhi participation in Wayanad may have the same result in the current election.

A ‘Sabrimala rush’ for casting vote was noticeable in most areas particularly in the vulnerable areas of south region and in central Kerala electorates.  Bhartiya Janata Party has high expectations in Thiruvananthapuram, pathanamthitta and thrissur. In many places technical complications were noticed in electronic voting machines. Even the Chief Minister of Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan had to wait due to technical obstacles in EVMs. Overall there were no cases of violence.

Section Editor: Shreyashi Tiwari | 25 Apr 2019 1:14am IST


Tags : #Rahul_Gandhi #Sabrimala #Record #Voters #Kerala #Lok_Sabha

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