Uttar Pradesh elections 2017 Phase 4 polling: 61% voter turnout recorded till 5 pm

Voting in 53 assembly constituencies including Pratapgarh, Kaushambi, Allahabad, Jalaun, Jhansi, Lalitpur, Mahoba, Hamirpur, Banda, Chitrakoot, Fatehpur and Rae Bareli, in the fourth phase of Uttar Pradesh elections began.

Voting turnout of 61 % registered till 5 pm 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. As the per the election commission, the voting percentage is expected to increase to 63% once the overall counting gets finished.

About 1.84 crore voter, of these around one crore are male voters, will use their franchise as the voting in 53 assembly constituencies in the fourth phase of Uttar Pradesh elections began. The polling began at 7 am on February 23. There is tight contest between the Samajwadi Party (SP)-Congress alliance, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP). There are a total of 680 candidates in the fray in the fourth phase, of which 61 are women.

The assembly constituency with maximum number of candidates is Allahabad North, where 26 candidates are trying their luck at the hustings. The seats with least number of candidates are Khaga and Kunda, which have six candidates each. Below are the highlights:

6:45 PM: 61% voter turnout recorded in the 4th phase of UP Polls 2017 till 5 PM, expect to cross 63% says Election Commission

5:07 PM: Polling for the fourth phase of UP assembly election ends

4: 15 PM: Polling underway in Allahabad

3:45 PM: 50.37% voter turnout in UP Polls 2017 till 3.00 PM

1:40 PM:

11:59 AM: 23.78 % voting in Uttar Pradesh till 11 am in fourth phase of assembly elections

11: 49 AM: Voter turnout of 21%, 25.2%, 22.9%, 24.24% in Banda, Raebareli, Jalaun, Allahabad respectively

11:39 AM: A group giving flowers to voters in Rae Bareli

11:36 AM:

10:57 AM: Governor of West Bengal, Keshari Nath Tripathi casts his vote in Allahabad.

10: 40 AM: First time voters in Allahabad.

10: 28 AM: Voter turnout of 12-15% till 10 am in phase four.

9:59 AM: Senior citizens during polling in UP

9:58 AM: Villagers boycott polling in Fatehpur’s Khaga over developmental issues.0 vote at booths 105 and 106, 9 at booth 107 and 8 at booth 109.

9:54 AM: 10.23% voting in fourth phase of Uttar Pradesh assembly elections till 9 am

9:43 AM: Voter turnout of 12.2%, 9.5%, 9.8%, 8.66% recorded in Banda, Rae Bareli, Fatehpur, Jalaun respectively.

9: 30 AM: UP BJP Chief Keshav Prasad Maurya casts his vote in Allahabad

9: 00 AM: Congress candidate from Raebareli Sadar Aditi Singh after casting her vote. She is up against BSP’s Mohd Shahbaz and BJP’s Anita Srivastava

8: 50 AM: Union Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti after casting her vote in Hamirpur

8: 20 AM: Voting has still not started in booth no 481 in Jalaun as the EVM machine is not working

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8: 00 AM: Mahoba(UP): Clash between SP and BSP supporters,4 including Samajwadi Party candidate Siddhgopal Sahu’s son injured

7: 35 AM: Jhansi: People after casting their vote in Hafiz Siddique National Inter College



7: 10 AM: Allahabad: Voting underway in polling booth no. 245 in Jwala Devi Saraswati Shishu Mandir



7:00 AM: Voting today in Pratapgarh, Kaushambi, Allahabad, Jalaun, Jhansi, Lalitpur, Mahoba, Hamirpur, Banda, Chitrakoot, Fatehpur and Rae Bareli