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Around 61 per cent votes were polled in third phase polls across the six LS and 42 ACs till 5 PM today

Bhubaneswar:23/4/19: The third phase polls in Odisha covering six Lok Sabha (LS) and 42 Assembly Constituencies (AC) passed of peacefully today, though some stray incidents of attacks were reported from some places in Puri LS where an EVM was smashed.

The tentative polling figures released by CEO Surendra Kumar reveals that around 61 per cent votes were polled across the six LS and 42 ACs till 5 PM today. The final figures in the phase-3 polls are expected to touch around 68-69 per cent. The final figures it seem will be much lower than the 72.7 per cent poll turnout in 2014.

In 2014, the highest poll turnout was witnessed in Keonjhar LS with over 80.4 per cent. Till 3 PM, the constituency has witnessed over 50 percent polling.

Voters faced EVM blues again in this phase of polling. The CEO, Odisha has recommended repoll in a booth each in Baramba AC under Cuttack LS and Deogarh AC under Sambalpur LS. The reason has been mispairing of EVMs – means EVM for LS linked to AC and vice versa.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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