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Vidarbha Sizzles: Scorching Heat Dampens Voter Turnout in Lok Sabha Elections

Extreme heat gripped Vidarbha on Friday, April 19th, as polling stations witnessed a lower-than-expected turnout for the Lok Sabha elections. Temperatures across the region soared above 40 degrees Celsius, with Akola recording the highest at a scorching 44 degrees Celsius. Nagpur too felt the heat, with temperatures reaching a sweltering 41.4 degrees Celsius.

The scorching temperatures, coupled with a three-day weekend, seem to have discouraged many voters from venturing out to cast their ballots. Despite local administration’s efforts to motivate voter participation, the heatwave emerged as a significant deterrent. Constituencies including Nagpur, Bhandara-Gondia, Chandrapur, Gadchiroli-Chimur, and Ramtek witnessed a lukewarm response on polling day.

With polling for these constituencies concluded, authorities will be closely monitoring the voter turnout figures and analyzing the impact of the heatwave on participation.

Devashish Jain

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I have been a content writer for more than 5 years now and have worked on multiple niches. My articles are well researched and written in a engaging way. I have also written a few eBooks on various topics which are available on Amazon Kindle. If you are looking for a professional and experienced content writer, then please do get in touch with me.

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