Update: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath casts his vote at a polling station in Gorakhpur.
Lucknow: The first phase of voting for the local body election in Uttar Pradesh has begun and the polls will be conducted in three phases.
Shamli, Meerut, Hapur, Bijnore, Badaun, Hathras, Kasganj, Agra, Kanpur, Jalaun, Hamirpur, Chitrakoot, Kaushambi, Pratapgarh, Unnao, Hardoi, Amethi, Faizabad, Gonda, Basti, Gorakhpur, Azamgarh, Ghazipur and Sonebhadra districts are going on polls.
The polling for 652 urban local bodies, which includes 16 Nagar Nigam, will be held in three phases on November 22, November 26 and November 29.
Results of the civic polls will be declared on December 1.