New Delhi: Fourth phase in 2019 Loksabha elections held across nine states in seventy two constituencies on Monday though marked with reported violence in certain states, recorded higher voter turnout, 64%. Bengal marked highest polling with 76.9% and Jammu and Kashmir the lowest, 9.79%. Madhya Pradesh and Odisha recorded higher voter turnout 65.86% and 63.58% respectively. Jharkhand and Rajasthan come next in voting hierarchy with 63.77 and 63.58% and Maharashtra and Utter Pradesh recorded 53.03% and 53.34%. Bihar marked 53.67%.
BJP won 45 out of 73 seats in the Hindi heartland in 2014 and Congress presence limited to 2 seats and others won 6seats. In Bengal, a case was registered against Union Minister band BJP candidate Babul Supriyo for allegedly entering in to polling a booth. In thirty three cases on EVM glitches on various parts Congress approached Election Commission.
The prominent candidates in fray include JNU student union president Kanhaiya Kumar, union ministers Giriraj Singh, Babul Supriyo, former UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s wife Dimple Yadav and Bollywood star Urmilla Matonker