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Nearly a quarter vote in Chhattisgarh

Raipur: Nearly a quarter of the electorate in Chhattisgarh's seven Lok Sabha constituencies cast their ballots in the first few hours of balloting Thursday, officials said.

About 22 percent voters had cast their ballot by 11 a.m., poll officials said.

Balloting in the third and final phase of voting in the state was heavy in the interior areas.

However, in the urban areas it has been comparatively sluggish.

Polling has been peaceful and no untoward incident has been reported yet.

More than 11.8 million voters are eligible to exercise their franchise.

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Balloting begins in Puducherry

Puducherry: Balloting for the lone Lok Sabha seat of Puducherry began Thursday, officials said.

As many as 30 candidates are in the fray in the union territory, which is also a former French colony.

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Voting starts in Maharashtra

Mumbai: Voting in 19 Lok Sabha constituencies of Maharashtra began Thursday, marking the third and final round of voting in the state, officials said.

Maharashtra sends 48 members to the Lok Sabha.

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Balloting starts in Rajasthan

Jaipur: Polling for five Lok Sabha seats in Rajasthan began Thursday, officials said.

This is the second and final round of voting in Rajasthan that sends 25 lawmakers to the Lok Sabha.

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Polling begins in Jharkhand

Ranchi: Balloting for four Lok Sabha constituencies in Jharkhand began Thursday, marking the third and final round of polling in the state, officials said.

Polling in these Maoist-affected constituencies is scheduled to end at 4 a.m. due to security reasons. The state sends 14 lawmakers to the Lok Sabha.

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West Bengal votes

Kolkata: Voting for six Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal began Thursday, officials said.

This is the second round of polling in the state. West Bengal sends 42 members to the Lok Sabha.

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Balloting starts in Kashmir's Anantnag

Anantnag: Voting for the Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency in Jammu and Kashmir began Thursday, officials said.

This is the third round of polling in the state that sends six members to parliament.

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Voting starts in Assam

Guwahati: Voting for six Lok Sabha constituencies in Assam began Thursday, officials said.

This is the third and final round of voting in the state. Assam sends a total of 14 members to the Lok Sabha.

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Voting begins in UP

Lucknow:Voting for 12 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh began Thursday, officials said.

This is the third round of polling in the state. Uttar Pradesh has the largest share of Lok Sabha seats, and sends 80 representatives to the parliament.

Around 20 million electors are eligible to vote at the 21,946 polling booths.

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Voting begins in Tamil Nadu

Chennai: Voting for all 39 Lok Sabha seats in Tamil Nadu and one state assembly seat began Thursday, officials said.

Over 55 million voters, including 27 million women, are eligible to vote. Nearly 13 percent of the voters are in the age group of 18-25 years.

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