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LIVE Blog #Election2014: VOTERS TURNOUT IN VARANASI RECORDED AS 52.3 PER CENT

Today is the final phase of Lok Sabha #Elections2014. Most importantly people of Varanasi also voting today attracting the national and the world media.

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TIMELINE

The Banarasis have to vote their representative from BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi, AAP's Arvind Kejriwal and Congress's Ajai Rai among others.

Centre STAGE

  • Voters turnout in Varanasi recorded as 52.3 per cent.
  • "According to us malpractices in more than 800 booths, want that all these go for re-polls." - Sitaram Yechury, Leader, CPI (M)
  • "I met the future PM today. The environment is in favour of Modji." - PA Sangma, Leader, National People's Party
  • Voting percentages till 3 pm: UP - 44.5 per cent, Bihar - 50.85 per cent & West Bengal - 67.34 per cent.
  • Accordind to reports, 44 per cent voting recorded till 3 pm in Varanasi.
  • AAP candidate Arvind Kejriwal meets workers of other parties too in Varanasi's Mehmurganj area.
  • Other parties' workers receive Arvind Kejriwal enthusiasm amid 'Har Har Mahadev'.
  • People protest in Varanasi's Pilikothi area after they find their names missing from the voter list.
  • EC, reports say, directs Varanasi Returning Officer to file complaint against Congress candidate Ajay Rai for displaying party symbol at polling booth.
  • If Ajay Rai has violated EC code then action should be taken,rules same for all-Tariq Anwar, NCP
  • “BJP earlier said if Modi was wearing lotus symbol then its nothing wrong,now saying take action against Ajay Rai.” - Meem Afzal, Congress leader
  • REPORTS: Videography has been arranged for remaining close to 300 booths.
  • Long queues of voters are seen in most areas of Varanasi within the city and villages as well.
  • TV reports say 21.4 % voting in West Bengal by 9 am.
  • TV reports say 11 % voting in Bihar by 9 am.
  • According to TV reports 20 % voting reported by 9 am in Varanasi.
  • Laptop with SP sticker with photos of Malayam Singh Yadav & Akhilesh Yadav seen inside booth in Chandauli, says TV reports.
  • "There is a two way fight between me and Narendra Modi in Varanasi" - Arvind Kejriwal, AAP chief

  • Hindutva and development are our issues, I will win again. BJP will sweep poorvanchal-Yogi Adityanath, BJP (Gorakhpur) #WahBanaras #Elections2014


  • People of Varanasi will not choose a candidate who can't even vote in Varanasi,who are like tenants-Ajay Rai,Congress #WahBanaras #Elections2014


  • Voting begins in Varanasi and other areas of UP, Bihar & West Bengal. #Elections2014

BOTTOMLINE

Of the 41 seats where voting is going on, 18 are going to polls in Uttar Pradesh, 17 in West Bengal and six in Bihar.

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