Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections 2017 Phase 5 Live updates: 57.36% voting recorded till 5 PM

After a high voltage campaigning, the polling for Phase 5 of Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections took place on February 27. Here are the highlights.

The polling in the fifth phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections 2017 for 51 seats in 11 districts began on February 27. A voter turnout of 61 % was recording during the fourth phase of Uttar Pradesh assembly election. Polling went peaceful in most of the areas, however, locals in Fatehpur’s Khera boycotted polling over developmental issues. There is a tight contest between the Samajwadi Party (SP)-Congress alliance, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP). 607 candidates in the fray in the  fifth phase. The 11 districts include Ayodhya, Balrampur, Gonda, Faizabad, Ambedkar Nagar, Bahraich, Shravasti, Basti, Siddharth Nagar, Sant Kabir Nagar, Amethi and Sultanpur. Security have been beefed up to ensure smooth polling.

After a high voltage campaign, Uttar Pradesh went to the polls in the first phase of UP elections on February 11. The counting will take place on March 11.

Here are the live updates:

6: 20 PM: Approx 57.36% voting recorded till 5 PM in the fifth phase

3: 59 PM: 49.19% voting in Uttar Pradesh fifth phase assembly elections till 3 pm

3: 31 PM: 38.8 % voter turnout recorded in Uttar Pradesh 5th phase assembly elections till 1 pm.

11: 20 AM: 27% voting in Uttar Pradesh fifth phase assembly elections till 11 am

10: 25 AM: 10.77% voting in Uttar Pradesh fifth phase assembly elections till 9 am

10: 00 AM: Mahant Gyandas of Hanuman Gadi casts his vote at a polling booth in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh


9: 20 AM: Voting underway in the crucial constituency Ayodhya.

8: 25 AM: Congress candidate from Amethi, Amita Singh casts her vote along with her husband.

7: 45 AM: Voting in Ambedkarnagar, Amethi, Bahraich Balrampur, Basti, Faizabad, Gonda, Sant kabir Nagar, Shravasti Siddharthnagar, Sultanpur begins.

7: 30 AM: People waiting in line to cast their votes in Amethi.

7: 20 AM: SP candidate from Amethi, Gayatri Prajapati pretty confident about winning.

7:15 AM: Voting Underway in Amethi

7:00 AM: Voting for 51 assembly constituency begins.