Phase 3 Concludes with Over 61% Voter Turnout, PM Modi and Shah Cast Votes in Ahmedabad

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Phase 3 Concludes with Over 61% Voter Turnout, PM Modi and Shah Cast Votes in Ahmedabad

Phase 3 Concludes with Over 61% Voter Turnout

The third phase of the Lok Sabha elections concluded on Tuesday with a voter turnout of over 61.16%, according to the Election Commission data. Polling took place in 93 constituencies across 12 states and Union Territories.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah cast their votes in Ahmedabad. PM Modi was accompanied by Shah, who is the BJP's candidate in the Gandhinagar constituency. He is seeking a second term as MP from the Gandhinagar seat.

Other prominent leaders who cast their votes included former Madhya Pradesh chief ministers Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Digvijaya Singh, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, Samajwadi Party leader Dimple Yadav, and NCP (SP) leader Supriya Sule.

Assam recorded the highest voter turnout at 75.01%, while Maharashtra recorded the lowest at 54.09%. More than 1300 candidates, including over 120 women, contested in this phase.

The NCP (Sharadchandra Pawar) filed a complaint with the Election Commission, urging that passbooks of Pune District Central Co-Operative Bank and Baramati Co-Operative Bank should not be allowed for voter identification. The party claimed that the bank is run by leaders belonging to Ajit Pawar-led NCP faction and feared that there was a possibility of issuing fake passbooks.