The vote percentage in 2009 polls in these districts was 51.30 percent while in 2012 assembly polls the percentage was 61.78 percent. Peaceful polling in Muzaffarnagar (JPN/Agencies)
According to EC sources, Saharanpur witnessed 68.40 percent polling till reports last came in, while 64.90 percent voting was reported from Kairana, and 63.53 electorates exercised their franchise in Muzaffarnagar.
Similarly, Bijnore had 62.96 percent polling, Meerut 60.50 percent, Baghpat 61.52 percent, Ghaziabad 57.42 percent, Gautam Buddha Nagar 47.20 percent, Bulandshahr 61.60 percent and Aligarh 55.60 percent.
The electoral fortunes of 146 candidates were sealed in the EVMs today in the 10 Lok Sabha seats, where a total of 1.74 crore voters -- 95.96 lakh men and 78.37 lakh women --were eligible to exercise their franchise.
Hundreds of riots victims were among those who cast their votes amid tight security in Muzaffarnagar Lok Sabha constituency where 63.53 percent polling was recorded with no untoward incident.
More than 250 people, who were displaced in last year's deadly communal riots in the district, exercised their franchise at Khampur village where they are now living in a newly constructed housing colony.
They were displaced from Lisad, Kutba Kutbi, Rathora and Phugana villages following the riots in September last year that left over 60 dead.
Four gang-rape victims also cast their votes and were given full police protection, District Magistrate Koshal Raj Sharma said. He said the polling was peaceful with about 50 percent vote turnout till 2 pm. He said that riot victims have voted in villages of Kutba, Phugana and Jollaloee and other places and were provided complete protection.
"No untoward incident has been reported in the district," the DM said.
Polling was held in 10 Lok Sabha constituencies spread over 11 districts of western Uttar Pradesh, including riot-hit Muzaffarnagar district, which had seen a high voltage campaign.
The vote percentage in 2009 polls in these districts was 51.30 percent while in 2012 assembly polls the percentage was 61.78 percent.
Peaceful polling in Muzaffarnagar