The unprecedented voter turnout in insurgency-hit south Chhattisgarh has apparently upset the Naxals, who are holding meetings to express disappointment over participation of tribals in the electoral process, according to Intelligence inputs.
In a bid to encourage record voter turnout in Vadodara district of Gujarat, local authorities have decided to reward booth level officers (BLOs), who ensure more than 90 per cent voting in their booths spread across 10 assembly segments here.
Lakshadweep Lok Sabha constituency recorded 87.05 per cent polling for the lone seat in the polls held Thursday in the Union Territory, where Congress sitting MP Hamdullah Sayeed is trying his luck for the second time.
Uttar Pradesh`s Ghaziabad district on Thursday witnessed 60 per cent voter turnout in the Lok Sabha polls, as fate of former Army chief V K Singh, Congress` Raj Babbar and Shazia Ilmi of AAP was sealed in electronic voting machines.
To increase voter turnout in the Lok Sabha polls, the Delhi Election Commission is leaving no stone unturned, as it is utilising almost all platforms from bus shelters, newspapers, Metro stations to radio where its new slogan `Ab Baithe Nahi Rahenge, Vote Karenge` is promoted.
Buoyed by the impressive voter turnout in the second and final phase as well of the Assembly elections Modi said the impressive percentage will force political experts to consider "pro-incumbency" factor in their discussions.
AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa Thursday
claimed the high voter turnout for the Assembly polls in Tamil Nadu was a reflection of people`s "anger" against the ruling DMK and their resolve to oust the Karunanidhi-led government.
After the success of brand MS Dhoni in pushing up the voter turnout in Jharkhand, the Election Commission plans to rope in celebrities in an ambitious move to encourage people to vote in large numbers.