Lucknow: With the polling on in Uttar Pradesh for the last phase of assembly polls, special arrangement have been made for women at the polling booth in Bhadohi in the wake of International Women’s Day.
Meanwhile, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Murli Manohar Joshi and Manoj Sinha cast their vote in Varanasi and Ghazipur respectively.
Polling in 40 assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh is currently underway.
Around 22.48 percent voting was recorded till 11 a.m.
A total of 535 candidates, including 51 women, are in the fray in these assembly seats spread across seven districts of eastern Uttar Pradesh, known as Poorvanchal.
Over 1.41 crore voters are eligible to exercise their franchise in the seventh and last phase of the assembly elections, including 76.87 lakh men and 64.99 lakh women.
As many as 8,682 polling stations with 14,458 polling booths have been set up.