Update: 57.03% voting inPhase-6 of Uttar Pradesh elections until 5pm. 84%(tentative) voting in Manipur in first phase of assembly elections: Election Commission
57.03 per cent turnout in sixth phase of UP Assembly polls, day passes off by and large peacefully: State CEO T Venkatesh.
48.73% voting recorded till 3 pm in the sixth phase of UP elections 2017. Nearly 80 % Votes Till 3 PM
Update: 69% voting recorded till 1 pm in the first phase of Manipur polls. 37.85% voting recorded till 1 pm in the sixth phase of UP elections 2017.
Update: About 13 per cent polling was witnessed in the first three hours of the sixth phase of Uttar Pradesh elections in 49 Assembly seats that started amidst tight security arrangements this morning.
Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh and Manipur go to sixth and first phase of assembly election on Saturdaty, 8:30 am IST: In Manipur phase 1, the voter turnout till 8 am is 10 per cent. Respectively.
Uttar Pradesh and Manipur is voting in the sixth and first phase of elections for their respective assemblies today. This is the penultimate phase in Uttar Pradesh where polling started on February 11, and for Manipur this is the first of two phased election. People of India’s most populous state will vote for 49 seats, while in Manipur, 38 seats are contesting.
In UP, the districts Mau, Gorakhpur, Maharajganj, Kushinagar, Deoria, Azamgarh and Ballia, and in Manipur, Imphal East, Imphal West, Bishnupur and the hill districts of Churachandpur and Kangpokpi will vote.
In the run-up to the election for the 60-member House of the north eastern state, all political parties in their campaigns mainly focused on the continuing economic blockade imposed by the United Naga Council and the state government’s inability to break it.
BJP and Congress levelled charges of corruption against leaders of each other’s parties. Interestingly, both the parties have equal number of leaders with criminal cases against them.
Mayawati’s BSP tops the list with 24 candidates with criminal records in the fray this phase, in Uttar Pradesh.
In Uttar Pradesh, Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav’s Azamgarh Lok Sabha constituency remains in focus. The state has been witnessing tough war of words between Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Prime Minister Narendra Modi ever since campaigning began.
The second last phase of UP elections this time will witness 635 candidates pitched against each other in a bitter battle. Of them, as many as 126 candidates that is one in every five candidates contesting this phase have declared criminal cases against them.