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UP Assembly Elections 2022: Around 46% turnout recorded till 3 pm in 5th phase

UP Assembly Elections 2022: The districts where polling is being held are Sultanpur, Chitrakoot, Pratapgarh, Kaushambi, Prayagraj, Barabanki, Bahraich, Shravasti and Gonda.

February 27, 2022 / 05:31 PM IST
Assembly elections in five states is being held in seven phases. While polls in Punjab, Goa and Uttarakhand were held in a single phase, four remaining phases of UP and two phases of Manipur state polls will be held till March 7.

Assembly elections in five states is being held in seven phases. While polls in Punjab, Goa and Uttarakhand were held in a single phase, four remaining phases of UP and two phases of Manipur state polls will be held till March 7.

A total of 46.28 percent polling was recorded till 3 pm on Sunday in the fifth phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls for 61 seats spread across 12 districts.

Polling has been peaceful so far barring in Pratapgarh's Kunda assembly seat where SP candidate Gulshan Yadav's convoy was allegedly attacked by some people, police said. Party workers claimed that Yadav sustained minor injuries in the attack.

SP state President Naresh Uttam and National Spokesperson Rajendra Chowdhury have given a written complaint regarding the Kunda incident to the EC. According to the Election Commission of India's voter turnout app, the polling percentage till 1 pm is 34.83.

The voting started at 7 am and will continue till 6 pm. Around 2.24 crore people are eligible to vote in this phase. While Amethi recorded 35.93 per cent voting, Ayodhya saw 38.74 per cent, Bahraich 37.25 per cent, Barabanki 36.23 per cent, Chitrakoot 39.08 per cent, Gonda 34.36 per cent, Kaushambi 37.23 per cent, Pratapgarh 33.59 per cent, Prayagraj 33.59 per cent, Raebareli 33.64 per cent, Shrawasti 36.5 per cent and Sultanpur 34.85 per cent, it said.