2014 Lok Sabha elections: India betters its record with 66.38 percent voter turnout

New Delhi, May 12: In the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections, India has set a new voting record with 66.38 percent of voters exercising their right to vote.

The previous best voting percentage was recorded during 1984 Lok Sabha Elections with 64.01 percent of voters getting their fingers inked.

Meanwhile, the polling for 41 Lok Sabha seats spread over three states, which went to polls in the last and final phase of the elections, saw high voter turnout.

In Uttar Pradesh, polling was done for 18 seats with 328 candidates contesting the elections. The voter turnout was recorded to be 55.29 percent as compared to 46.55 percent in 2009 Lok Sabha elections.

In Varanasi, from where Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal are contesting the election, the polling percentage was recorded at 55.34 as against 43.34 in 2009.

In West Bengal, polling was done for 17 seats with 188 candidates contesting the elections. The voter turnout was recorded to be 79.03 percent as compared to 82.07 percent in 2009 Lok Sabha elections.

In Bihar, polling was done for six seats with 90 candidates contesting the elections. The voter turnout was recorded to be 54 percent as compared to 44.3 percent in 2009 Lok Sabha elections. The voter turnout for Bihar is expected reach 58 percent. (ANI)