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VICE PREZ-3RDLD POLL - Around 93 per cent of MPs vote in vice presidential poll (Eds: With fresh inputs)

Contributed by NAMPA / PTI.

New Delhi, Aug 6 (PTI) Around 93 per cent polling was recorded in the vice presidential election on Saturday, with more than 50 MPs not exercising their franchise.
Officials said of the total 780 MPs, as many as 725 MPs voted till 5 pm when the polling concluded.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his predecessor Manmohan Singh cast their ballots early in the day, while opposition leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi voted a little after noon, the officials said.
The Trinamool Congress, whi ...