Odisha phase 2 elections garner 69.34% voter response

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Bhubaneswar, (Reporterspen), May 21: In the second phase of simultaneous Assembly and Lok Sabha elections in Odisha held on Monday, the state witnessed a robust voter turnout of around 69.34 percent.
The electoral process for 35 assembly seats and five Lok Sabha constituencies, namely Sundargarh, Aska, Bolangir, Kandhamal, and Bargarh, was smoothly conducted on Monday.

Bargarh Lok Sabha constituency led with a notable turnout of 76.20%, closely followed by Bolangir at 71.46%. Breaking down the figures by Parliamentary Constituency, Aska recorded approximately 60.78%, Bargarh 76.20%, Bolangir 71.46%, Kandhamal 70.37%, and Sundargarh 67.74%.

Similarly, in the 35 Assembly Constituencies, the turnout was diverse: Aska 58.99%, Attabira 74.00%, Baliguda 68.54%, Bargarh 74.20%, Bhanjanagar 66.12%, Bhatli 79.23%, Bijepur 77.20%, Biramitrapur 75.50%, Birmaharajpur 78.37%, Bolangir 65.85%, Bonai 73.25%, Boudh 75.12%, Brajarajnagar 75.02%, Daspalla 72.00%, G Udaygiri 67.02%, Hinjili 58.21%, Jharsuguda 78.50%, Kabisuryanagar 58.84%, Kantabanji 67.96%, Kantamal 75.30%, Khallikote 61.51%, Loisingha 72.10%, Padampur 75.12%, Patnagarh 68.24%, Phulbani 70.79%, Polasara 62.45%, Raghunathpalli 62.50%, Rajgangpur 66.05%, Rourkela 61.45%, Sanakhemundi 61.35%, Sonepur 81.23%, Sundargarh 63.00%, Surada 63.80%, Talsara 71%, and Titlagarh 68.25%.

Notably, a significant number of candidates, totaling 40 for Lok Sabha seats in Aska, Kandhamal, Bolangir, Bargarh, and Sundergarh, as well as 265 for the 35 assembly constituencies, filed their nominations for contesting in the elections.

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