Lucknow: Over 51 % voting was recorded in eight hours since polling started for the third section of the Uttar Pradesh meeting elections on Sunday, Election Fee (EC) officers mentioned.
The utmost balloting was reported from Barabanki the place the determine stood at 56.23 per cent, adopted intently by Sitapur (56), Kannauj (54.33), Hardoi — the stronghold of Rajya Sabha member Naresh Agarwal — (53.94), Kanpur rural (54) and Auraiyya (51.72).
Etawah, the house city of the primary household of Uttar Pradesh, noticed a not-so-encouraging voter prove until three pm and 52.63 % votes have been forged.
In Mainpuri, one other Samajwadi Social gathering bastion, 50.35 % votes have been forged.
Farukkhabad noticed a formidable voter prove with 54.40 % and election officers hope the voter proportion would higher itself from the 2012 state meeting elections.
Lucknow continued to be poor turnout district with merely 50.5 % balloting.
In Unnao as nicely, solely 50 % votes have been forged to date.
Of the 69 seats going to polls in 12 districts within the third section of voting in Uttar Pradesh, the ruling Samajwadi Social gathering (SP) held 55 seats and is confronted with the daunting process of saving its place, if not repeating it.
Stray incidents of violence – firing, stopping some from voting and stone pelting – have been reported from some locations although voting has been by and huge peaceable in most constituencies.
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