Polling for the second phase of Lok Sabha elections is underway. Voting, in this phase, is taking place for 95 constituencies, spread over 11 States and one Union Territory. Polling is being held for 38 seats in Tamil Nadu, 14 in Karnataka, 10 in Maharashtra, eight in Uttar Pradesh, five each in Assam, Bihar and Odisha, 3 each in Chhattisgarh and West Bengal, two in Jammu and Kashmir and one each in Manipur and Puducherry.
In Tamil Nadu, 39.49 per cent voting was recorded till 01 PM for 38 Lok Sabha and 18 Assembly seats. In Karnataka, a voter turnout of 20.62 per cent was reported from 14 parliamentary constituencies till 1 PM. In West Bengal, more than 40 percent polling was recorded till 1 PM in three parliamentary constituencies of Jalpaiguri, Raigunj and Darjeeling. In Odisha, around 33 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 1 PM in five Lok Sabha and 35 assembly constituencies.
In Chhattisgarh, around 47.02 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 1 PM in three Lok Sabha constituencies of Kanker, Rajnandgaon and Mahasamund. A massive security blanket of around 60,000 personnel and drones has been thrown around the three constituencies because of Naxal presence. In Jammu and Kashmir, about 30 percent votes were cast in two Parliamentary Constituencies of Udhampur and Srinagar till 1 PM. Polling in both the constituencies is progressing peacefully.