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Goa records voter turnout at 83 percent, Punjab 70 percent

The Goa assembly elections saw a record voter turnout of 83 percent whereas a tentative figure of 70 percent was recorded in Punjab was recorded till 5 p.m, said the Election Commission on Saturday.

Tamil Nadu Chief Electoral Officer Sandeep Saxena has been appointed as Deputy Election Commissioner in the Election Commission of India.
Deputy Election commissioner Sandeep Saxena.

Briefing the media in the national capital, Deputy Election Commissioner Umesh Sinha said that no case of paid news was reported in the state. He also said the polling passed off peacefully.

“Till now the information received is 83 percent polling in Goa, in north Goa 84 percent, in south Goa 81.5 percent,” officials said.

The officials said that for the first time, 100 percent use of electronically transmitted postal ballot system was done in Goa.

“In Goa, one polling station was picked up which was managed totally by persons with disability,” officials added.

Punjab, on other hand, saw mild disruption during the polling process as one case of violence was reported in Lalu Ghuman village in Tarn Taran.

Deputy Election commissioner Sandeep Saxena also informed that Rs. 58.02 crore cash, 12.43 lakh litres liquor worth Rs. 13.34 crore, 2598 kilograms of drugs and narcotics worth Rs. 18.26 crore were seized in Punjab.

A case of minor altercation was also reported where supporters of two political parties clashed.

“One person sustained bullet injury. An FIR has been lodged and main accused has been rounded up,” officials said.

There were also some reports of Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) developing technical snags which were replaced.



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