Mumbai, An estimated 18 per cent voter turnout till 1200 hrs in Maharashtra state as the polling is being held for 17 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra, an Election Commission, official said on Monday.
Till noon, the highest 24.59 pc polling was registered in tribal areas of Nandurbar (ST) constituency while the lowest 13.91 pc was in Kalyan in Thane.
All other constituencies recorded roughly between 15-17 per cent voting only.
In Mumbai’s six seats, the highest voting was 19.46 per cent in North, where Bollywood actress Urmila Matondkar is pitted against BJP MP Gopal Shetty, and the lowest was in Mumbai’s South at
15.51 per cent, where former union minister Milind M Deora is contesting against Shiv Sena’s Arvind G Sawant. High temperatures coupled with extreme humidity especially in coastal constituencies are said to be factors for the poor turnout, alarming all political parties.
The voting per cent till 1200 hrs were Mumbai’s North- (19.11), North-Central (12.23), North-West (17.21) and North-East (18.14).
The constituencies where voting is on are: Mumbai North, Mumbai North-West, Mumbai North-East, Mumbai North-Central, Mumbai South-Central, Mumbai South, Nandurbar, Dhule, Dindori, Nashik, Palghar, Bhiwandi, Kalyan, Thane, Maval, Shirur and Shirdi.