An average 35.70 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 1 pm in 14 seats of Maharashtra where polling for the third phase of Lok Sabha elections was underway on Tuesday, an official said. Polling began at 7 am and long queues were seen outside many booths. Also Read - Maharashtra Extends Lockdown Till Nov 30, Shutdown to Continue in Containment Zones
The Kolhapur Lok Sabha constituency reported 42.04 per cent voting till 1 pm, followed by Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg, where there was 39.93 per cent polling, according to the state election office. Also Read - Pune Authorities Fear Second Wave of COVID-19 Infection in December, Say Prepared to Deal With it
Besides, Jalgaon recorded 33.12 per cent voting, Raver-35.15 per cent, Jalna-37.91 per cent, Aurangabad-35.42 per cent, Raigad-38.74 per cent, Pune-27.17 per cent, Baramati-35.58 per cent, Ahmednagar-34.73 per cent, Madha-33.41 per cent, Sangli-34.56 per cent, Satara-34.84 per cent and Hatkanangale-39.68 per cent. Also Read - Man-eater Tiger That Killed Eight People Captured in Maharashtra's Chandrapur District
State BJP president Raosaheb Danve (Jalna) and NCP chief Sharad Pawar’s daughter Supriya Sule (Baramati) are among the prominent candidates in the fray.