Weather could play spoilsport for EC in increasing vote percentage
Weather could play a spoilsport on the efforts of the Election Commission to increase the poll percentage in Lucknow and Kanpur at tomorrow's Lok Sabha elections.
According to weather office here, the maximum temperature of the state capital, which has reached 42 degree celsius today in Lucknow, could increase by another degree tomorrow, which will be three degrees above normal.
In Kanpur too, the maximum temperature would touch 42 degree mark tomorrow, where it was 40.6 degrees today.
The scotching heat conditions could affect the voting as it would be hard to bring the voters out of their house in this weather.
But State Chief Electoral Officer(CEO) Umesh Sinha claimed that all arrangements have been made at all polling booths to serve the voters in this weather.
"We are expecting large turnout in Lucknow and other places even in this weather," he claimed.
The voter turnout during 2009 elections in Lucknow was just 35.33 per cent, while Kanpur touched 36.90 per cent.
However, in the 2012 Assembly elections, the voters turnout in both the cities was higher and even touched the 60 per cent mark.
(Posted on 29-04-2014)