"Balloting is taking place at 163 polling booths."
Ahmedabad, April 30 - Nearly 40 percent of the electors in Dadra and Nagar Haveli voted for the lone Lok Sabha seat in the union territory in the first four hours of polling Wednesday, officials said.

According to election officials, almost 40 percent of voters cast their ballot till 11 a.m. Polling was peaceful and moving on smoothly, they said.

Incumbent MP Natubhai Gomanbhai Patel of the Bharatiya Janata Party is fighting it out against Mohanbhai Sanjibhai Delkar of the Congress, Janiyabhai Chandubhai Khulat of the Nationalist Congress Party, and Chhotubhai Babubhai Patel of the Aam Aadmi Party.

Over 200,000 electors - including 46 percent women - will decide the fate of 11 candidates in the fray. Over 26 percent electors are in the 18-25 age group.

Balloting is taking place at 163 polling booths.

The BJP had polled 46.43 percent votes in the 2009 elections, while the Congress had polled fractionally less at 45.87 percent.


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