It’s Chak De! Kolkata in Lok Sabha polls

May 13th, 2009 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) The people of this eastern metropolis, known for their political orientation, have left far behind their counterparts from the other four metros in terms of the voting percentage for the ongoing Lok Sabha polls.
Around 66 percent voters in the five constituencies covering Kolkata city and greater Kolkata cast their votes in the last phase of elections in the country Wednesday, according to state Chief Electoral Officer Debasish Sen.

The national capital Delhi, which went to the hustings May 7, had a 50 percent turnout.

In the western metropolis Mumbai, also called the country’s commercial capital, the polling percentage April 30 was a poor 41.2.

In the south, information technology (IT) hub Bangalore reported around 47 percent polling in the second phase of elections April 23.

But Kolkata got the toughest competition from the other southern metropolis Chennai which recorded between 55 and 60 percent polling.

In Kolkata proper, 66 percent votes were recorded in Kolkata North and 67 percent in Kolkata South. Parts of Dum Dum, Barasat and Jadavpur constituencies figure in extended Kolkata.

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