An average 57.01 per cent turnout was recorded at the end of voting hours across 14 Lok Sabha constituencies in Maharashtra which went to the polls in the third phase of elections Tuesday. The polling began at 7 am and ended at 5 pm. Final figures will be available later as queues of voters were being seen at several centres at 5 pm. Also Read - Over 200 School Students, Staffers Test Positive For Coronavirus in Maharashtra Hostel | Lockdown Likely?
The Kolhapur Lok Sabha constituency had recorded 65.70 per cent voting till 5 pm, followed by Hatkanangale at 64.79 per cent, according to the state election office. Also Read - Coronavirus: Maharashtra Reports 8807 New Cases, 80 Deaths; Districts Asked to Ramp up Testing
The voting figures in other constituencies at 5 pm were as follows: Jalgaon 52.28 per cent, Raver 56.98 per cent, Jalna 59.92 per cent, Aurangabad 58.52 per cent, Raigad 56.14 per cent, Pune 43.63 per cent, Baramati 55.84 per cent, Ahmednagar 57.75 per cent, Madha 56.41 per cent, Sangli 59.39 per cent, Satara 55.40 per cent and Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg 57.63 per cent. Also Read - Coronavirus: Schools, Colleges, Coaching Institutes To Remain Shut till March 31 in Maharashtra’s Jalna
State BJP president Raosaheb Danve (Jalna) and NCP chief Sharad Pawar’s daughter Supriya Sule (Baramati) are among the prominent candidates in the fray.