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60% voting in last phase of UP elections
IANS
Last Updated : 08 Mar 2017 07:21:38 PM IST
60% voting in last phase of UP elections
Voters queue up to cast their vote

 

Sixty per cent of voters cast their ballot in the seventh and last phase of polling in Uttar Pradesh till 5 p.m. on Wednesday, the poll panel said here.

The final figure may go up, Deputy Election commissioner Vijay Dev said.

The voting was largely peaceful, he said.

A high voter turnout of 53.47 per cent has been reported from Varanasi, the parliamentary constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Neighbouring Mirzapur recorded 55.92 per cent till 3 p.m., 52.82 per cent in Jaunpur, 54 per cent in Ghazipur and 52.9 per cent in Bhadohi. Impressive balloting was also reported from the two Maoist-infested areas of Sonebhadra (53.2 per cent) and Chanduali (55 per cent).


 

 

A total of 535 candidates, including 51 women, are in fray in the seventh and last phase of polls spread across the eastern region, known as Poorvanchal. The electorate comprises 76.87 lakh men, 64.99 lakh women and 706 voters of the third gender.

As many as 8,682 polling stations with 14,458 polling booths have been set up, a poll official said.

Polling will continue till 5 p.m. in 37 constituencies, whereas in Robertsganj and Duddhi in Sonbhadra district and Chakia segment in Chandauli, it will end by 4 p.m., the Election Commission official added.

 



  • 17:02 : Polling ends at 5 pm in the seventh and last phase of UP election
  • 15:31 : UP Polls: Voter turnout of 51.69% recorded till 3pm
  • 15:11 : UP Polls: Voter turnout of 37.68% recorded till 2pm
  • 15:08 : Polling ends at 3 pm in the second and last phase of Manipur election
  • 14:31 : UP Polls: Voter turnout of 41% recorded till 2 pm
  • 14:26 : Manipur records 78% voter turnout till 2 pm
  • 13:16 : UP Polls: Voter turnout of 26% recorded till 1pm
  • 13:13 : Manipur records 67% voter turnout till 1 pm
  • 12:18 : Farmers boycott voting at polling booth no 283 in Mirzapur alleging lack of irrigation facilities and development
  • 12:08 : RSS's Indresh Kumar casts his vote at booth no 49 of Varanasi Cantt
  • 12:01 : Manipur: Polling percentage at noon is 56%
  • 11:53 : UP Polls: Voter turnout of 22.84% recorded till 11 am
  • 11:52 : Manipur records 45% voter turnout till 11 am
  • 11:32 : Special arrangements for women at polling booth no 394 in Aurai, Bhadohi
  • 11:27 : BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi casts his vote in Varanasi North
  • 10:18 : Manipur records 31% voter turnout till 10 am
  • 09:36 : Apna Dal leader and Union Minister Anupriya Patel casts her vote in Mirzapur
  • 09:28 : Uttar Pradesh records 12% voter turnout till 9 am
  • 09:26 : Manipur records 20% voter turnout till 9 am
  • 08:56 : Congress leader Ajai Rai casts his vote at polling booth no. 389 of Varanasi South
  • 08:17 : Voting begins at booths. 269 and 260 in Chandauli, technical glitch rectified
  • 07:41 : CM Okram Ibobi Singh casts his vote
  • 07:41 : Voting has not begun at booth number 240 in Mirzapur due to technical glitch in EVM
  • 07:39 : Polling begins in 22 Manipur constituencies
  • 07:38 : Polling begins in 40 Uttar Pradesh assembly constituencies
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