65% cast vote in 3rd phase

65% cast vote in 3rd phase65% cast vote in 3rd phase
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A high voter turnout of 64.66 per cent was recorded in the third and largest phase of Lok Sabha elections on Tuesday covering 116 constituencies amid complaints of EVM malfunctioning in many states and killing of a man outside a booth in West Bengal.

New Delhi: A high voter turnout of 64.66 per cent was recorded in the third and largest phase of Lok Sabha elections on Tuesday covering 116 constituencies amid complaints of EVM malfunctioning in many states and killing of a man outside a booth in West Bengal.

Final figures are likely to change as queues of voters were seen at several centres even after the scheduled time for voting ended. Key political leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah, party veteran LK Advani, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Congress leader Ahmed Patel cast their votes at different places in the state.

The polling percentage was 70.28% by 5pm in Kerala from where Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, party MP Shashi Tharoor and Union minister K Alphons are among those who are trying their luck.

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