Over 23 per cent of Punjab’s 1.98 crore voters on Saturday cast their votes in the first four hours in the polls for the 117 assembly seats, election officials said here.
Long queues were seen outside many of the 22,614 polling stations across the state between 8 a.m. and 12 noon.
The Fatehgarh Sahib district led in the voting percentage with over 36 per cent votes being polled till noon.
This was followed by Fazilka (35 per cent), Moga (30), Muktsar (28) and Mansa (27).
LUDHIANA – Supporters of senior SAD leader Hira Singh Gabria booked by Daba Police for attacking LIP candidate Balwinder Bains last night. Bains did not sustain any injuries. Following the attack, Bains supporters had ransacked the office of Gabria.
SAD’s Bikram Majithia could not cast his vote like hundreds others at Polling Station-35 of Ward No. 5 due to snag in EVM.