The fourth out of six phases of Lok Sabha elections concluded on Monday with 64% of moderate voters’ turnout.
Voting was held in 72 parliamentary constituencies spread across nine states in this phase. Voting took place for 17 seats in Maharashtra, 13 each in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, eight in West Bengal, six each in Madhya Pradesh and Odisha, five in Bihar, three in Jharkhand and a part of the Anantnag constituency in Jammu and Kashmir.
Nearly 66 per cent turnout was recorded in the third phase of Lok Sabha polls in which voting was held in 116 seats. In the first two phases, polling was conducted in 91 and 95 seats on April 11 and April 18 respectively.
Election to 543 seats across the country is being held in seven phases. The verdict of the Lok Sabha Elections 2019 will be out on May 23.
The poll percentage in Bihar was 58.92%, 9.79% in Jammu and Kashmir, 63.77% in Jharkhand, 66.52% in Madhya Pradesh, 55.88% in Maharashtra, 64.05% in Odisha, 66.44% in Rajasthan, 55.57% in Uttar Pradesh, and 76.59% in West Bengal.
Maharashtra recorded its highest turnout with 55.1%. Its highest not only in the post-liberalisation era but since 1989, when it had recorded 57.7%.