Pune Lok Sabha Elections Witness Record Turnout of 51.25%, Surpassing 2019 Figures

Pune Lok Sabha Elections Witness Record Turnout of 51.25%, Surpassing 2019 Figures

Pune Lok Sabha Elections Witness Record Turnout of 51.25%, Surpassing 2019 Figures ( Representational Image )

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From Wadgaonsheri to Kasba Peth: Pune’s electoral landscape unveiled.

14 May 2024

By Payoshi Bisht

The Pune Lok Sabha constituency witnessed a voter turnout of 51.25% by 11 pm, surpassing the 2019 turnout of 49.89%, as reported by the district administration office. This surge in participation reflects an excelling democratic spirit among citizens.

Suhas Diwase, the Pune district collector, noted, “As per the whole day’s trend, we were expecting more voting in the last hour but due to rain, the rush was less. Till 11 pm, the figure was 51.25%.” Analysis from the election commission’s data reveals intriguing trends across various assembly constituencies within Pune. Wadgaonsheri stood with the highest number of voters, with 467,669 registered individuals. However, despite its substantial electorate, only 40.5% had cast their ballots by 5 pm.

In contrast, Kothrud, with 414,755 voters, exhibited a higher voter turnout of 48.91% by the same time. Parvati, with 341,055 voters, saw 46.8% turnout, while Pune Cantonment, hosting 282,270 voters, recorded a voting percentage of 44.01% till 5 pm.

Interestingly, Shivajinagar assembly constituency, with 278,520 voters, witnessed a comparatively lower turnout of 38.73%, marking it as one of the constituencies with lesser participation. Kasba Peth, despite having a lower voter count of 276,997, registered the highest voting percentage at 51.07% by 5 pm, showcasing an enthusiastic response from its electorate.

Overall, while Pune Cantonment had the highest number of voters, the turnout percentages varied across the six assembly constituencies within the Pune Lok Sabha area.