UP Assembly Polls 2017: About 60 per cent turnout recorded till 1700 hours
It could be mentioned that polling for the seventh phase will be held in seven districts, namely, Ghazipur, Varanasi, Chandauli, Mirzapur, Bhadohi, Sonbhadra and Jaunpur and apart from Varanasi, the focus would also be at three Naxal-affected districts of Sonbhadra, Mirzapur and Chandauli. Huge police
Lucknow: A voting percentage of about 60.03 was recorded at the end of last phase (seventh) polling in Uttar Pradesh assembly elections that started at 0700 hours on Wednesday (March 8) in the eastern region of the state.
District wise polling percentage:
Chandauli: 61.13 per cent
Ghazipur: 59.69 per cent
Jaunpur: 58.73 per cent
Mirzapur: 60.80 per cent
Sonbhadra: 61.00 per cent
Varanasi: 60.95 per cent
The eastern UP fight:
- The saffron party, which is locked in a tight electoral battle with the SP-Congress alliance and the Mayawati-led BSP, hopes that a good performance in the eastern parts of the state will take it past the majority mark in the 403-member state Assembly.
- Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and SP chief Akhilesh Yadav and his alliance partner Congress VP Rahul Gandhi have also been campaigning extensively in the parliamentary constituency of the PM. The two leaders almost crossed path with the PM while holding road shows to garner maximum votes to their favour.
- The Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati has also toured various eastern constituencies of the state to attract the Muslim electorate to her favour.
Results of the polling would be announced on March 11.