Polling in 49 Assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh began in the sixth phase, with SP patron Mulayam Singh Yadav’s Azamgarh being in focus, began on Saturday morning amidst tight security arrangements.
Assembly segments of Gorakhpur Lok Sabha constituency of firebrand BJP leader Yogi Adityanath, and Mau, where jailed gangster-turned-MLA Mukhtar Ansari is in fray, also figure in this penultimate phase of polling that will also cover some districts bordering Nepal.
Meanwhile, voting for the first phase of polling in Manipur covering 38 constituencies also began on Saturday
In the first phase of polls in Manipur, prominent political figures of the state like Speaker Th Lokeswar Singh, ministers I Hemochandra Singh, Govindas Konthoujam, Kh Ratankumar Singh and T Manga Vaiphei, Manipur PCC President T N Haokip, former ministers Phungzathang Tonsing, and Y Erabot Singh and BJP leader Th Chaoba Singh are in the election fray, the EC said.
5:00 PM: 57.03% turnout in UP till 5 PM, Manipur polling ends at 69%
4:00 PM: 48.73% voter turnout recorded until 3pm in Phase-6 of Uttar Pradesh polls
3: 56 PM: For 40 years, our forces demanded OROP but nothing happened. I promised a BJP Govt will deliver on OROP and we did: PM Modi in Jaunpur.
3:55 PM: By allocating only Rs 500 crore for OROP, what the previous Central Government did was to humiliate armed forces: PM Modi in Jaunpur.
3:42 PM: When UP elections 2017 started the season was chilly, but now political heat has warmed the weather: PM Modi in Jaunpur.
3:30 PM: When Army conducted surgical strikes, they destroyed terrorist camps across the border, says PM Modi in Jaunpur.
3:20 PM: Prime Minister Modi addresses rally in Jaunpur.
2:40 PM: Prime Minister Modi’s roadshow draws lakhs of people on street.
2:30 PM: Year’s biggest roadshow in Varanasi by PM Modi and Akhilesh Yadav- Rahul Gandhi
2.00 PM: 38% voting recorded till 1 pm
11:00 AM: 23.15% voting recorded till 11 am in the six phase
10.20 AM: Narendra Modi reaches Babatpur airport, he will address public meetings in Jaunpur and Varanasi today.
11:20 am: 29% turnout till 10 am in Manipur.
10:30 am: They way PM Modi works for entire nation, every youth of UP sees that and wants that sort of commitment for them as well: Rajyavardhan Rathore
10:00 am: Other parties have been in Uttar Pradesh for far to long but have not been able to bring change. Last two phases are going to take us to 2/3rd majority: Rajyavardhan Rathore, BJP MP
9.00 AM: 11% voting recorded till 9 am in the sixth phase of UP elections 2017.
8.30 AM: 10% voter turnout recorded in the first hour of the Manipur first phase elections.
7.20 AM: Polling begins for 49 seats in sixth phase of UP elections, and 38 assembly constituencies in first phase of Manipur polls.