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MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 25/04/2014
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(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The least voting took place in anantnag in the kashmir valley where just 15 per cent had voted even by midday.

barring the kashmir valley millions voted on thursday across a dozen states in india to elect 117 mps even as the bjp's prime ministerial nominee narendra modi filed his nomination in varanasi turning the hindu holy city into a sea of saffron.

about 40 per cent of the 180 million eligible to vote on thursday had exercised their franchise by 3 pm in the eight hours since balloting started in 201735 polling centres in 11 states and puducherry.

the states which saw polling on thursday were tamil nadu (39 seats) maharashtra (19) uttar pradesh (12) madhya pradesh (10) chattisgarh and bihar (seven each) west bengal and assam (six each) rajasthan (five) and jharkhand (four) and jammu and kashmir as well as puducherry (one each).

the election commission said the entire exercise went on smoothly. however in assam a policeman was killed in kokrajhar constituency when a mob stoned security personnel.

the least voting took place in anantnag in the kashmir valley where just 15 per cent had voted even by midday. only one per cent of the voters turned out in three places in anantnag to vote.

balloting was also low in mumbai india's financial and entertainment capital where senior politicians industrialists bollywood actors and the commoners stood in the same queues to vote.

actors who voted early asked fellow indian to vote without fail. 'i cast my vote. so must every indian who is eligible. be responsible' actor john abraham tweeted.

but both in mumbai and elsewhere in maharasthra where polling took place in 19 constituencies muslims came out in large numbers to vote amid bjp's claims of a nationwide 'modi wave'.

actors rajinikanth and kamal haasan as well as chief minister jayalalithaa were among those who voted early in tamil nadu all of whose 39 seats went to the polls on thursday.

both aiadmk leader jayalalithaa and her west bengal counterpart mamata banerjee of the trinamool congress hope to garner most lok sabha seats in their states to play a major role in the event of a hung parliament.

prime minister manmohan singh flew to assam to vote and claimed there was no 'modi wave' in the country.

'i have not seen any modi wave sweeping the country. the modi wave is only a creation of the media' he said.

the maximum voting took place in west bengal where a staggering 70 per cent braved the soaring mercury to vote by 3 pm. the congress alleged bogus voting in the state.

among the star contestants in the state are president pranab mukherjee's son abhijit mukherjee (jangipur).

in varanasi cheered by thousands of supporters modi filed his nomination papers for the lok sabha battle that will pit him against aap leader arvind kejriwal and ajay rai of the congress.

a mass of bharatiya janata party activists many waving party flags and sporting saffron caps as well as residents walked with modi as his open vehicle crawled through the streets to the district magistrate's office.

with thursday's round of balloting -- three more are to take place and the results will be declared may 16 -- the lok sabha election has ended in seven states.

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