UP Polls Phase 5 : 57.36 % Voter Turnout, Polling ‘Peaceful’

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57.36 per cent turnout in fifth phase; polling ends by and large peacefully in 51 assembly seats: UP CEO T Venkatesh.

Update: Amid tight security, an estimated 52 per cent of 1.81 crore electorates today cast their votes till 4 PM during the fifth phase of polling in Uttar Pradesh where all eyes are set on Amethi and Faizabad.

Polling is on, by and large peacefully, in 51 Assembly constituencies spread over 11 districts of the state.

“Over 52 per cent polling was recorded till 4 PM,” poll officials reportedly said.

Update: The voter turnout for the fifth phase of Uttar Pradesh assembly polls has been recorded at 49.19 percent till 3 pm. on Monday.

Update: Amid heavy security arrangements, an estimated over 40 per cent of 1.81 crore voters cast ballots till 2 PM during the fifth round of polling in Uttar Pradesh on Monday.

Polling is on by and large peacefully in 51 Assembly constituencies spread over 11 districts of the state.

“Over 40 per cent polling was recorded till noon,” poll officials reportedly said.

Update: The voter turnout for the fifth phase of Uttar Pradesh assembly polls has been recorded at 38.72% percent till 1 pm on Monday.

Update: An estimated over 25 per cent of voters exercised their franchise till midday on Monday in the fifth phase of polling in Uttar Pradesh amid tight security, with all eyes focused on Amethi and Faizabad.

Polling is on by and large peacefully in 51 Assembly constituencies spread over 11 districts of the state.

“Over 25 per cent polling was recorded till noon,” poll officials reportedly said.

Update: An estimated 12 to 13 per cent of voters turned out to exercise their franchise till 10 AM during the fifth phase of polling Uttar Pradesh on Monday.

Polling is on for 51 Assembly constituencies spread over 11 districts of the state.

“12-13 per cent polling was witnessed till 10 am,” poll officials reportedly said.

Lucknow: The voter turnout for the fifth phase of Uttar Pradesh assembly polls has been recorded at 10.77 percent till 9 a.m. on Monday.

As the assembly election is underway, voting is taking place for 51 constituencies spread over 12 districts of Terai and eastern regions in this phase.

Among the districts where the polls are taking place are Amethi, Sultanpur, Faizabad, Barabanki, Ambedkarnagar, Bahraich, Shravasti, Balrampur, Gonda, Basti, Siddharthnagar and Sant Kabir Nagar.

Polling, which started at 7 a.m, will end at 5 p.m.

A total of 607 candidates including 40 women are in the fray. The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has fielded its nominees in all 51 segments while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is contesting in 50 seats. The saffron party has left one seat to its ally Apana Dal.

The Samajwadi Party nominees are in fray from 43 constituencies and its ally Congress is contesting 14 seats.

Elaborate arrangements have been made to ensure free and fair polls. Six police observers have been deployed to keep eyes on security arrangements. Central forces conducted flag march in sensitive areas yesterday to instill confidence among voters.

Over 1,600 hamlets and over 2,300 polling stations have been identified as sensitive and critical and special security measures have been made in these localities. Polling process is being webcast live from 1792 polling stations.

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