Lok Sabha polls 2014: Over 50 percent voting in Daman and Diu
Ahmedabad: Over half of the electors in Daman and Diu voted till afternoon on Wednesday for the lone parliamentary seat in the union territory, officials said.
State polling official Rachna Gupta said 52.65 percent voting was recorded till 1 pm.
"Balloting has been largely peaceful and is moving on smoothly. No untoward incident has been reported yet," the official said.
Incumbent MP Lalubhai Patel of the Bharatiya Janata Party faces Ketan Dahyabhai Patel of the Congress, Bhavesh Patel of the Bahujan Samaj Party and Kessur Goan of the Aam Aadmi Party.
Voting was moderate in the first couple of hours, with 14.35 percent turnout after polling began at 7 am. However, it picked up during the day.
District Election Officer Ramesh Verma said the turnout was expected to be higher than the 71.32 percent recorded in the 2009 Lok Sabha polls.
Polling is taking place on Wednesday at 119 polling stations, with over 111,000 people eligible to exercise their franchise.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Outrage over Tanmay Bhatt's video mocking Lata Mangeshkar, Sachin Tendulkar
- VHP's women wing Durga Vahini gives arms training to children!
- Heavy rain disrupts flight operations in Delhi
- MP: Liquor mafia attacks police, journalists with weapons
- Attack on African nationals: Gen VK Singh slammed for his statement
- Puducherry: Narayanasamy to meet Lt Gov Kiran Bedi today, stake claim to form govt
- Armed squad kills 11 people in Venezuela: Official
- Khalistan terror camp running in Canada to attack Punjab; Justin Trudeau govt alerted
- Barack Obama could be Hillary's secret weapon in rallying Democratic support: Report
- Man arrested for trying to sell stolen car on e-commerce site