Election Commission's efforts with Voting Taus well rewarded in Gurgaon with huge turnout
It seems that all promotion by Voting Taus in Gurgaon paid off as the millennium city saw more turnout then Delhi this Lok Sabha election. Apart from Gurgaon, even Noida and Ghaziabad also saw a bigger turnout then the national capital of the country.
Gurgaon, which includes districts such
as Rewari and Mewat had a total turnout of 70.4 per cent. This
percentage outnumbered Delhi
as the total turnout for the capital was
64. 8 per cent. Gautam Budh Nagar and Ghaziabad
also improved their
numbers from the last Lok Sabha elections with 61.8 per cent and 59.8
per cent respectively. From the previous elections, these cities saw
a total increase of 13 per cent and 15 per cent in Gautam Nagar and
The numbers for Gurgaon
went up as the
urban voters got out of their houses to vote. As was reported by
timesofindia.com, as compared to 51.8 per cent in 2009, Gurgaon
total of 65.5 per cent turnout in the urban voters. The efforts of
the Election Commission was well received and hence the inflated
The voting in Gurgaon started from 7 am
and the pace was slow as only 7.5 per cent voters cast their ballot
in the first two hours. At 11 am the numbers increased to 12. 5 per
cent but by noon the numbers increased exponentially. By 3pm, the
turnout had shot up to 52 per cent.
Yogendra Yadav of AAP was the first
candidate to cast his vote, at Saharnwas in Rewari. BJP's Rao
Inderjit Singh also cast his vote in Rewari while Zakir Hussain of
INLD voted in Rehna village of Nuh (Mewat) and Congress candidate Rao
Dharampal cast his vote in Tikri village of Gurgaon.
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