Gorakhpur recorded 43% voting; 37.39% turnout in Phulpur
Gorakhpur: A total of 43 per cent voter turnout was registered in Gorakhpur parliamentary constituency while Phulpur recorded 37.39 per cent turnout on Sunday.
The crucial bypolls to the two Lok Sabha seats that began at 7 a.m. on Sunday, were held peacefully, the state election office said.
Complaints of EVM malfunctioning were received at few booths but the machines were immediately replaced.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath cast his vote and flashed a victory sign after emerging out of a polling centre in Gorakhpur.
Adityanath, who vacated the Gorakhpur seat after his elevation as the Chief Minister, had held it since 1998. The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Upendra Dutt Shukla is in the fray for the seat this time.
Gorakhpur has 970 polling centres and 2,141 polling stations.
There are 19.49 lakh eligible voters including over 8 lakh women.
The Samajwadi Party (SP) has fielded Praveen Nishad in Gorakhpur. The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) have extended their support to the SP candidate.
The Congress is fighting on its own and has named Surahita Kareem as its candidate.
In the Phulpur seat of Allahabad, which was represented by Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya, has 793 polling centres and 2,059 polling stations.
Heavy security was deployed in the constituency. A total of 19.63 lakh voters decided the fate of 22 candidates.