Lucknow: Brisk balloting took place Monday in Uttar Pradesh's 18 parliamentary seats as a controversy broke out in Varanasi where Congress candidate Ajay Rai walked into a polling station with the party symbol pinned to his kurta.
Polling in 18 parliamentary constituencies is underway peacefully, officials said.
There were complaints of some technical glitches in Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs).
A large turnout has been reported from most places, a poll panel official said.
On an average 10.38 percent voting has been reported from the 18 constituencies that are balloting Monday.
In Varanasi, from where BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narenda Modi is pitted against Aam Aadmi Party's Arvind Kejriwal, 18 percent voting was reported till 10 a.m.