UP Polls: 60 per cent voter turnout in sixth phase
The Election Commission said in New Delhi that polling percentage till 5 pm was 59.30 percent but could change once the poll data was received. Deputy Election Commissioner Vinod Zutshi told reporters that the polling had been totally peaceful. "The polling percentage has increased by 27 percent compared to the 2007 elections in the districts that went to the polls today," Zutshi said. He said the 13 districts that went to the polls in the sixth phase of elections had recorded 46.58 percent polling in 2007. The Election Commission seized Rs 17.7 crore cash during the entire period of sixth phase election.
Image:Voters stand in a queue to cast their votes outside a polling station on the outskirts of Ghaziabad, on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012.