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Elections for 17th Lok Sabha conclude successfully

The election for 542 seats was held in seven phases. Overall around 70 percent polling was recorded in all the phases.

Briefing media in New Delhi, Deputy Election Commissioner Umesh Sinha said that people, including women and senior citizens, came out in large numbers to exercise their franchise.

He said polling was by and large peaceful barring some incidents of violence. He added that this year’s general elections were more peaceful as compared to the 2014 edition.

With the completion of the polling process, the fate of 8,049 candidates, who were in fray for 542 Lok Sabha seats has been sealed into the EVMs. Counting of votes for Lok Sabha and assembly elections will be done on Thursday.

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