UP elections: 54.18 percent voters exercised their rights till 5 pm


Lucknow: Over 54 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 5pm of polling for the seventh and last phase of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections for 54 seats on Monday.

Voting started at 7 am and will end at 4 pm in Chakia (Chandauli), Robertsganj and Duddhi (Sonbhadra) seats while in the rest of the segments, it will continue till 6 pm.

The districts where polls are underway in this phase are Azamgarh, Mau, Jaunpur, Ghazipur, Chandauli, Varanasi, Mirzapur, Bhadohi and Sonbhadra.

The highest voter turnout was recorded in Mau at 24.69 per cent and lowest in Sonbhadra at 19.45 per cent. A total of 613 candidates are in the fray on 54 seats.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s parliamentary constituency is also going to the polls in this phase. Voting will be held from 7 am to 4 pm on the Chakia (Chandauli), Robertsganj and Duddhi (Sonbhadra) seats while in the rest of the segments, it will continue till 6 pm.

The fate of Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party president Om Prakash Rajbhar and several state ministers will be decided in this round, in which 2.06 crore people are eligible to vote.

The state has 403 Assembly seats and the results of the elections will be declared on March 10.


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