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Election commission shifts the BMC polling counters to U.P to increase voting percentage

A total of 61.16 percent voter turnout was recorded as voting ended in the third phase of the ongoing assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday.

Till 3 p.m., the turnout was estimated to be 53 percent.

Kanpur: Voters queue up to caste their votes during the third phase of UP assembly election in Kanpur on Sunday. PTI Photo(PTI2_19_2017_000156B)
Kanpur: Voters queue up to caste their votes during the third phase of UP assembly election in Kanpur on Sunday. PTI Photo(PTI2_19_2017_000156B)

With over 826 candidates from 105 political parties contesting for 69 seats, polling began on Sunday morning for the crucial third phase of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections

But the story is different in Mumbai for the BMC elections, onlt 31 % voting was recorded for the region for which the BMC elections are very important in providing basic necessities in a governed manner. Mumbai has always registered such mediocre numbers, and it makes us wonder if people have lost faith in elections.

The election commission of India has come with an innovative idea to increase the voting percentage. They want to utilize the U.P election enthusiasm among people in U.P to increase the voting percentage for BMC elections. For this, all BMC polling counters will be shifted to U.P for a day as people in U.P are so fond of voting, the required number will easily be generated there.