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UP Election Fifth Phase: Voting ends, nearly 54% turnout recorded

Polling was reported to be peaceful, barring in Pratapgarh's Kunda assembly seat, where Samajwadi Party (SP) candidate Gulshan Yadav's convoy was allegedly attacked by some people, police said.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk New Delhi Updated on: February 27, 2022 20:31 IST
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Barabanki: People wait in a queue to cast their votes at a polling station during the fifth phase of UP Assembly polls

Around 54 per cent polling was recorded till 5 pm on Sunday in the fifth phase of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls for 61 seats spread across 12 districts. Polling was reported to be peaceful, barring in Pratapgarh's Kunda assembly seat, where Samajwadi Party (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 party national spokesperson Rajendra Chowdhury have given a written complaint regarding the Kunda incident to the Election Commission. Hours before voting began in Gonda, the Samajwadi Party candidate from the Colonelganj Assembly constituency, his brothers and supporters were booked for allegedly raping a woman and beating her up.

Voting for the fifth phase of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls began on Sunday morning, with state Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya among 692 candidates, who are contesting on 61 seats spread across 12 districts. The voting started at 7 am and will continue till 6 pm. Around 2.24 crore people are eligible to vote in this phase. 

 

UP Election Fifth Phase Voting

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  • 6:39 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    UP Election: Voting for the fifth phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections ends

  • 5:55 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    UP Election: 53.98 % voters turnout recorded till 5 pm in fifth phase

  • 4:43 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    UP Election: 30-year-old twins Vipin Kumar and Amit Kumar cast vote

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    30-year-old twins Vipin Kumar and Amit Kumar along with twins Mohammad Rehan and Mohammad Hassan pose for photographs at a polling booth, during the fifth phase of UP Assembly polls

  • 4:24 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    UP Election: 46.28 % voters turnout recorded till 3 pm

  • 2:39 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    UP Election: BJP responsible for 'Mafiawad' in politics, alleges Congress' Pramod Tiwari

    Senior Congress leader Pramod Tiwari on Sunday alleged that "mafia and criminals entered politics in Uttar Pradesh after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) formed an alliance to form the government in the state in 1996".

    Speaking to the media, Congress leader charged, "In 1996 when the BJP-BSP formed government, 21 ministers were mafias with criminal backgrounds. The BJP is responsible for Mafiawad in UP. The BJP should be blamed for the criminalisation of politics in the state."

    Tiwari said that the Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh had replied that everything is fair in politics when he was the Chief Minister after he had levelled the allegations of the BJP fielding criminals in politics in the state Assembly.

  • 2:39 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    UP Election: PL Punia casts his vote in Barabanki

    Congress leader PL Punia on Sunday who cast his vote at a polling booth in Barabanki in the fifth phase of the ongoing Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, attacked the BJP saying state people have decided to oust the party from the state.

  • 2:21 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    UP Election: Elderly woman escorted on a stretcher to a polling booth

  • 1:41 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    UP Election: District-wise polling till 1 pm

    UP records 34.83% polling across 12 districts till 1 pm

    DISTRICT POLLING PERCENTAGE
    Amethi 35.93%
    Ayodhya 38.74%
    Bahraich 37.25%
    Barabanki 36.23%
    Chitrakoot 39.08%
    Gonda 34.36%
    Kaushambi 37.23%
    Pratapgarh 33.59%
    Prayagraj 30.30%
    Rae Bareli 33.64%
    Shrawasti 36.50%
    Sultanpur 34.85%

     

     

  • 1:11 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    UP Election: After UP polls Akhilesh will go to Saifai, Adityanath to Gorakhpur, says Sudhindra Bhadoria

    Targetting the BJP and the Samajwadi Party stating that their tenure can be characterized by 'jungle raj' and 'gunda raj', Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) National Spokesperson Sudhindra Bhadoria on Sunday said that SP Chief Akhilesh Yadav will go to Saifai and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will go to Gorakhpur, while asserting that BSP Chief Mayawati will become the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh for the fifth time.

    Speaking to ANI, Bhadoria said, "As far as the question of BJP or Samajwadi Party is concerned in Uttar Pradesh, both the parties inflict communal violence. During their regimes, Goondaraj and Jungle raj prevailed in the state. I would also like to say that when the results of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly will come on March 10, Yogi Adityanath will go to Gorakhpur and Akhilesh Yadav will go to Saifai his home town and Mayawati will become the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh."

  • 1:10 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    UP Election: Priyanka Gandhi urges people to vote responsibly

    As polling for the fifth phase of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections is underway, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday appealed to the people to vote responsibly and keep the progress of the state in mind while casting their votes.

    Taking a Twitter, Congress general secretary wrote, "My dear sisters and brothers of UP, while voting, remember that your one vote can play an important role in the progress of the state, employment for the youth, welfare of farmers, women empowerment and can help to make policies in the interest of the public."

    "Your vote can change politics, vote responsibly," she tweeted in Hindi.

  • 12:19 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    UP Election: Amethi has never been anyone's bastion, says BJP's Sanjay Sinh

    Amid the polling for the fifth phase of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, 'Raja of Amethi' Sanjay Sinh who is contesting from the Amethi constituency expressed confidence that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will be voted to power again. Sanjay Sinh belongs to Amethi's royal family. He's the BJP nominee from the Amethi Assembly seat.

    Speaking to ANI today, he said, "Amethi has never been anyone's bastion, be it Gandhis or anyone else. It has always belonged to the people...This is a war against oppressors."

    Sinh's wife, Amita Singh, a former badminton player, lent her support to her husband in the poll campaign.

  • 12:15 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    UP Election: I think there is going to be a change in UP, says Sanjay Raut

    "Aaditya Thackeray had been to UP. I think there is going to be a change in UP. People have made up their minds. In the atmosphere we saw, there is a neck to neck fight. The support for Akhilesh Yadav shows the change," says Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut

     

  • 11:41 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    UP Election: District-wise polling till 11 am

    UP records 21.39% polling across 12 districts till 11 am

    DISTRICT POLLING PERCENTAGE
    Amethi 21.52%
    Ayodhya 24.60%
    Bahraich 22.79%
    Barabanki 18.61%
    Chitrakoot 25.69%
    Gonda 22.34%
    Kaushambi 25.05%
    Pratapgarh 20.00%
    Prayagraj 18.62%
    Rae Bareli 20.11%
    Shrawasti 23.17%
    Sultanpur 22.48%

     

     

     
  • 11:26 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    UP Election: Congress leader PL Punia casts his vote at a polling booth in Barabanki

  • 11:13 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    UP Election: Breaking my own victory margin only challenge, says Raghuraj Pratap Singh

    Jansatta Dal Loktantrik's (JDL) Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias 'Raja Bhaiya' on Sunday said that the only challenge for him is to break his own victory margin record in the Kunda Assembly constituency. He cast his vote at a polling station in Benti on Sunday.

    Singh told ANI that breaking his own victory margin record remains the only challenge for him.

    Singh had won with a huge margin of 1.04 lakh votes in the 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.

  • 10:45 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    UP Election: Voting peaceful at all places, says Additional Chief Electoral Office

    "Voting being done peacefully at all places, barring reports of glitch in EVMs at some places. Necessary action being taken," says Additional Chief Electoral Officer, BD Ram Tiwari, Lucknow

  • 10:09 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    UP Election: Mukhtar Ansari not in fray but remains centre of attention

    Derided by the BJP as a mascot of the criminal-and-mafia raj during Akhilesh Yadav's previous rule in Uttar Pradesh, jailed don-politician Mukhtar Ansari is out of the poll fray this time and his son is instead contesting as the opposition alliance candidate in his Mau seat.

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah and other BJP leaders have been taking Mukhtar Ansari's name to attack the Samajwadi Party on the issue of law and order and how the Yogi Adityanath government ran bulldozers on his properties.

    Mukhtar Ansari's 30-year-old son Abbas Ansari has been fielded in the election by the SP's ally Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party (SBSP) of Om Prakash Rajbhar as the coalition nominee in the seat, where voting will take place in the seventh and last phase on March 7.

    The BJP has nominated Ashok Singh in the seat, while the Bahujan Samaj Party has fielded its state president Bhim Rajbhar and the Congress Madhavendra Bahadur Singh.

  • 10:07 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    UP Election: Uttar Pradesh Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya casts his vote

  • 9:55 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    UP Election: Maharaji Devi SP candidate from Amethi casts her vote

  • 9:41 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    UP Election: District-wise polling till 9 am

    UP records 8.02% voting till 9 am 

    DISTRICT POLLING PERCENTAGE
    Amethi 8.67%
    Ayodhya 9.44%
    Bahraich 7.45%
    Barabanki 6.21%
    Chitrakoot 8.80%
    Gonda 8.31%
    Kaushambi 11.40%
    Pratapgarh 7.77%
    Prayagraj 6.95%
    Rae Bareli 7.48%
    Shrawasti 9.67%
    Sultanpur 8.60%

     

  • 9:34 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    UP Election: Jansatta Dal Loktantrik's Raghuraj Pratap Singh casts his vote in Benti

  • 9:32 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    UP Election: Development, law and order are key issues, say voters in Ayodhya

    With the polling for the fifth phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections underway on Sunday morning, people in Ayodhya's Sahadatganj area said that they are voting on the issue of development and law and order.

    While voting commenced at 7 am today, people had begun coming to the polling booths from 6.30 am following the COVID-19 protocols to cast their vote.

    Speaking to ANI, Pooja Shukla, a voter, said, "Security of women is the main issue for us. We are voting on the issue of the law and order. We are voting against corruption and hooliganism."

    Rajnish Sharma, another voter, said that the issue of employment remains key in the polls along with the law and order situation.

  • 9:29 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    UP Election: Polling peaceful, says Prayagraj SSP

    "Adequate security deployed at all polling booths. Polling taking place in a peaceful atmosphere. Action will be taken against anyone who tries to create problems or indulge in hooliganism to get votes, FIR will be registered and they'll be sent to jail," says Prayagraj SSP Ajay Kumar

  • 9:28 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    UP Election: BJP is responsible for mafiawad in UP, says Pramod Tiwari

    "In 1996 when BJP-SP formed govt, 21 ministers were mafias, had a criminal background. BJP is responsible for mafiawad in UP, they should be blamed. When I raised the issue in Assembly, Rajnath Singh had replied 'everything is fair in politics," says Pramod Tiwari, Congress on UP polls

  • 9:27 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    UP Election: Mahant Gyan Das casts votes at a polling booth

  • 8:40 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    UP Election: We'll cross 300-mark and form govt again, says Sidharth Nath Singh

    Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Minister and BJP candidate from Allahabad West constituency Sidharth Nath Singh who cast his vote on Sunday at Jwala Devi Saraswati Vidya Mandir Inter College for the fifth phase of state Assembly elections said that the BJP will cross the 300-mark in the state and retain power.

    Singh after casting his vote while speaking to reporters here today said, "We'll cross 300-mark and form govt again. People have to make a decision and they'll vote for development works."

    Earlier in the day, Singh and his family offered prayers at Baba Mandir in Prayagraj as voting in the fifth phase of the state Assembly election began.

  • 8:39 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    UP Election: BJP MP from Prayagaraj Rita Bahuguna Joshi casts her vote

  • 8:38 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    UP Election: Keshav Prasad Maurya visits a polling booth

  • 8:37 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    UP Election: People queue up outside a polling booth in Matera

  • 8:04 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    UP Election: Aradhana Misra casts her vote in Sangramgarh

  • 8:03 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    UP Election: People cast their votes in the 5th phase of elections

  • 8:01 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    UP Election: Sidharth Nath Singh casts his vote

  • 8:00 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    UP Election: BJP candidate from Amethi Sanjay Singh casts his vote

  • 7:59 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    UP Election: People of UP will place their trust in Congress, says Aradhana Misra

    "People of Rampur Khas will create history again. The main issues raised by Congress - of farmers, youth, women security & inflation - are the issues with which we went to public. People of UP will place their trust in Congress," says Aradhana Misra, Congress candidate from Rampur Khas, UP

  • 7:35 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    UP Election: Minister Sidharth Nath Singh & his family offer prayers at Sai Baba Mandir in Prayagraj

  • 7:21 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    UP Election: Which districts will vote for fifth phase?

    The districts where polling is being held are Sultanpur, Chitrakoot, Pratapgarh, Kaushambi, Prayagraj, Barabanki, Bahraich, Shravasti and Gonda

  • 7:21 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    UP Election: How many voters to cast vote for fifth phase?

    Around 2.24 crore people are eligible to vote in this phase of polling for the Uttar Pradesh elections

  • 7:20 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    UP Election: How many candidates in fray for fifth phase?

    • State Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya is among 692 candidates, who are contesting on 61 seats spread across 12 districts
    • Other ministers in the fray are Siddharth Nath Singh from Allahabad West, Rajendra Singh from Patti (Pratapgarh), Nand Gopal Gupta Nadi from Allahabad South and Ramapati Shastri from Mankapur (Gonda)
    • Raghuraj Pratap Singh, alias Raja Bhaiya, who is the MLA from Kunda since 1993, is once again in the fray as Jansatta Dal candidate, with old aide Gulshan Yadav contesting against him on the Samajwadi Party ticket
    • Union minister Anupriya Patel's mother and Apna Dal (K) leader Krishna Patel is contesting from the Pratapgarh seat. The Apna Dal (K) has entered into an alliance with the Samajwadi Party
    • Union minister Anupriya Patel, heading a rival faction of the party named after her father Sonelal Patel, however, has handed over the seat to the BJP to challenge her mother Krishna Patel
    • Congress Legislative Party leader Aradhana Mishra Mona is fighting from Rampur Khas of Pratapgarh
  • 7:16 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    UP Election: Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya offers prayers at his residence

  • 7:09 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    UP Election: People cast their votes in the fifth phase of UP elections

  • 7:02 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    UP Election: Voting for fifth phase of Uttar Pradesh Elections begins

    Voting for the fifth phase of Uttar Pradesh Elections begins; 692 candidates in 61 assembly constituencies across 12 districts in fray.

    Voters to decide the fate of Dy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya, minister Sidharth Nath Singh, Congress Legislature Party leader Aradhana Mishra & others today.

  • 6:59 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    UP Election: People will vote for BJP for its development works, says Rita Bahuguna Joshi

    Ahead of the fifth phase of the Uttar Pradesh assembly election, BJP MP Rita Bahuguna Joshi on Saturday said the people in Uttar Pradesh will vote for BJP on the basis of the development works done by the party in the last five years.

    "In the first and second phases, it looked like a competition but BJP was ahead. In the fifth phase, I think BJP will be in a very strong position. Right from the infrastructure to the safety of women, Yogi government has worked in every sector in the state", she said.

    She added that the BJP has a good track record of work in Uttar Pradesh.

  • 6:38 AM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    UP Election: SP, BJP candidates' kin booked for violent clash after campaign

    About two dozen BJP and SP supporters were booked and nine arrested for allegedly clashing with each other in Khudadat village of Matera assembly constituency, police said on Saturday. A senior police officer said the fight broke out Friday night between supporters of SP candidate Madhuri Verma and BJP candidate Arunveer Singh outside a ‘dhaba’. "After the campaigning ended at around 11.00 pm, Vinod Verma alias Dadua, nephew of Madhuri Verma, the SP candidate from Nanpara, was having dinner at a 'dhaba'. “He and his friends were allegedly in an inebriated state,and Vinod had a hot talk with someone on the phone," Additional Superintendent of Police (rural) Ashok Kumar said. "After sometime, Karanveer Singh, son of BJP candidate Arunveer Singh, and his friends, were stopped by Vinod outside the dhaba, and abuses were hurled and a fight broke out,” he said, adding a number of people from both sides were injured in the brawl. A case has been registered against 11 people, including Karanveer Singh and Vinod Verma, and 10-15 other people for violating section 144 of the CrPC and Model Code of Conduct, said the officer. Dilip Verma, former MLA and husband of Madhuri Verma, said his nephew was campaigning for SP's Matera candidate Maria Shah, when hundreds of BJP supporters tried to kill him. In his turn, BJP candidate Arunveer Singh said Vinod Verma hurled abuses at him when he was returning home Friday night after campaigning, and beat his son up.

     

  • 6:34 AM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma

    UP Election: Keshav Prasad Maurya exudes confidence in his victory from Sitharu seat, says 'lotus will bloom with huge margin'

    Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya who is contesting State Assembly elections from Kaushambi's Sitharu constituency in the fifth phase of polling, on Saturday, exuded confidence in his victory and said that "lotus will bloom" with a huge margin. He also claimed that there will be no trace of the Samajwadi Party in the Sitharu constituency while Bahujan Samaj Party had already lost its presence here. Speaking to news agency ANI, Maurya said, "Sitharu is going to the polls tomorrow. I am fully confident that lotus will bloom here with a huge margin. Everybody knows me here because I am the son of this constituency. There will be no trace of SP here while BSP has already lost its presence."The Minister also lauded the double engine government for the development works done in Uttar Pradesh since Bharatiya Janata Party came to power at the Centre and in the state."The double engine government has worked for the welfare of poor, farmers, youth, women empowerment, security, etc. I am confident that the people of Sitharu will give me blessings as I have done a lot of work here," Maurya stated.