Mumbai: Even though stakes are high for political parties vying for the reigns of India’s financial capital, Mumbaikars are seemingly failing to break the jinx of a low voter turnout.
The overall voter turnout across 17 constituencies in Maharashtra including six seats in Mumbai is 51 percent till 6 pm.
Polling has been underway since 7 am across 17 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra where 3.11 crore voters are eligible to exercise their democratic right. Among them are the 6 seats in Mumbai. In the 2014 polls, the city had seen 52.6% turnout across these seats, the highest in 25 years.
Polling percentage in Mumbai’s 6 seats till 6 pm (2014 turnout in brackets):
Mumbai North – 54.72% (52%)
Mumbai North West – 50.37% (60%)
Mumbai North East – 51.59% (53%)
Mumbai North Central – 47.11% (55%)
Mumbai South Central – 51.45% (55%)
Mumbai South – 46.9% (54%)
The provisional voter turnout across the country at 6.00 pm:
Maharashtra: 51 percent
Bihar: 53.6 percent
Jammu and Kashmir: 9.7 percent
Madhya Pradesh: 65.8 percent
Odisha: 64 percent
Rajasthan: 62.8 percent
Uttar Pradesh: 53.1 percent
West Bengal: 76.4 percent
Jharkhand: 63.4 percent
The turnout numbers are expected to be revised by EC later.
BJP MP Poonam Mahajan, Congress nominee Urmila Matondkar, industrialist Anil Ambani and actors Rekha and Priyanka Chopra were among the early voters in Mumbai on Monday during the fourth and final phase of Lok Sabha polls in Maharashtra.