On Thursday, elections in Uttarakhand’s five Lok Sabha seat seen 46.59 percent voter turnout till 3 pm, reports an official.

The destination of 52 candidates will be decided by 78 lakh voters of the state, where all 5-seats- Pauri, Thri, Almora, Haridwar, and Nainital- are being held by the BJP.

Voting started at 7 am and there was 46.59 percent polling by 3 pm in Uttarakhand, said Chief Electoral Officer Saujanya.

BJP is locked in starting contests with the grand old party on all the seats.

High-profile candidates in the candidate list are former Chief Minister Harish Rawat, who takes on state-BJP Chief Ajay Bhatt in Nainital, BJP National Secretary Tirath Singh Rawat is fighting against BC Khanduri’s son Manish Khanduri in Pauri, sitting MPs Ajay Tamta (Lok Sabha) faces Pradeep Tamta (Rajya Sabha) in Almora, and former Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank who faces Congress’ Ambrish Kumar in Haridwar.

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