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Over 64 per cent polling has been recorded in the fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections

Newdelhi:30/4/19:Over 64 per cent polling has been recorded in the fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections. Seventy one Parliamentary constituencies, spread across nine states, went to polls in this phase yesterday.

West Bengal recorded the highest 79.5 per cent voter turnout, followed by Madhya Pradesh around 74 per cent. Nearly 70.5 percent votes were polled in Odisha, where Lok Sabha and Assembly elections were held simultaneously. Rajasthan and Jharkhand registered around 65 per cent polling. In Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, polling percentage was nearly 60 per cent and 56 per cent in Maharashtra.

The polling percentage was 8 per cent in Kulgam district, which falls under the Anantnag Parliamentary constituency in Jammu and Kashmir. Briefing media in New Delhi, Senior Deputy Election Commissioner Umesh Sinha said, except minor incidents, polling remained peaceful in this phase. A large number of women and senior citizens came out to vote. Mr Sinha said, of the 543 Lok Sabha seats, polls have, so far, concluded in 373 constituencies.

The Election Commission said, this time EVM replacement was very minimal as compared to the last three phases. The poll panel has also seized unaccounted cash, illicit liquor, drugs, gold and freebies worth over 3,200 crore rupees since the Model Code of Conduct came into effect.

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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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