Civic polls: 46.9% turn out to vote in Ghaziabad
Ghaziabad/Gautam Buddh Nagar: Both the Ghaziabad and Gautam Buddh Nagar districts went to polls in the second phase for the 2017 Uttar Pradesh civic elections on Sunday.
People voted for nine local bodies across the Ghaziabad district among which Patla Nagar panchayat, with 75.34%, witnessed the highest number of voter turnout while Newari came out to be the second highest with voters turning out 74.96%. The wholesome polling of Ghaziabad district ended up at 46.9%.
The lowest was seen in Loni constituency which ended up with just 41%. Other constituencies of the district witnessed a descent number of voters. Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation (GMC) witnessed 45.1%, Khoda with 51%, Modinagar with 59.04%, Muradnagar with 71%, Dasna with 62.41% and Faridnagar 69.78%.
In Gautam Buddh Nagar district Jahangirpur, with 74.1%, remained top among the six constituencies, while the lowest was seen in Rabupura which settled at 55.9%. Among the others were Dadri with 57.7%, Bilaspur with 72.16%, Dankaur with 72.24% and Jewar with 65.3%.
However, names missing from voter's list, and bogus voting continued to mar the polling process. Five men have been detained by the Ghaziabad police for bogus voting. Also many voters found their names missing from the electoral roll, former election commissioner GVC Krishnamoorthy were also one among them.
The polling was peaceful and no incidence of violence or disturbance was reported from anywhere. However, some supporters of Aam Aadmi Party's Mayor Candidate from Ghaziabad created ruckus at a polling booth which was later settled down and huge police force was deployed at the booth.
Counting would be held on December 1 and the result will be declared on the same day.