Phase I Lok Sabha polls: Bihar records lowest voter turnout with 50%, West Bengal tops with 81%
West Bengal Thursday recorded a polling percentage of 81 per cent, while Bihar recorded 50 per cent voter turnout in phase one of Lok Sabha elections.
Two seats in Bihar -- Cooch Behar and Alipurduars -- went to poll in the first phase. The state will have polling in all seven phases.
Bihar recorded voter turnout of 50 per cent, the lowest among the 20 states which went to polls Thursday, the Election Commission said.
This time however, the poll panel did not share the overall polling percentage at its briefing, saying the data was being collated and would be available later.
The two seats in Jammu and Kashmir -- Jammu and Baramulla -- recorded an overall percentage of 54.49 as compared to 57.19 in the 2014 general elections.
In Baramulla, the turnout was 35.01 per cent as compared to 38.5 per cent last time.