Polling for the UP Assembly election final phase was ended on Wednesday with a record turnout of 60.03 per cent. The normal turnout for all of the seven stages touched 60.76 per cent at 5 pm, with authorities asserting that the figure would stretch around 61 per cent till polling gets over. This is the first time the average turnout has crossed 60 per cent. In the 2012 Assembly polls, it was 59.48 per cent.

People line up at a polling station in Raibareli during the final phase of voting in Uttar Pradesh.

The seventh phase contained 40 Assembly seats in seven districts. The average polling in this stage amid the 2012 state election was 57.92 per cent, and 55.36 per cent in 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

As indicated by the state’s Chief Electoral Officer T Venkatesh, a 61.13 per cent turnout was recorded in Chandauli, 61 per cent in Sonbhadra, 60.95 per cent in Varanasi, 60.80 per cent in Mirzapur, 59.69 per cent in Ghazipur, 58.73 per cent in Jaunpur and 58.30 per cent in Bhadohi.

Venkatesh said the average polling, especially in Varanasi and Mirzapur could increase on account of long lines at polling booths till evening.

Venkatesh said polling on Wednesday was peacefull and no rupture of peace was accounted for. He added that as compared to the 2012 elections, an overflow of 96.31 lakh peoples voted in the initial six phases — 38.72 lakh male and 57.59 lakh female voters.

People line up at a polling station in Mirzapur during the seventh and final phase of voting in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday.

The CEO included that polling in one seat — Alapur in Ambedkar Nagar region — will be held on Thursday. Alapur was scheduled for polling on February 27, but it was put off to March 9 taking after the demise of SP nominee Chandra Shekhar Kanaujia on February 12. The Samajwadi Party later handled Kanaujia’s better half Sangeeta.

India Beach Fashion Week (IBFW) 2017: Kirti Sanon steals the show on Day 2

Re-polling was held in one booth in Hardoi’s Sawayajpur Assembly segment on Wednesday. In 2012, seven booths had re-polling.

The counting of votes in UP will be taken up on March 11, alongside four states — Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa and Manipur, where too Assembly polls were held.

 

tags: UP Election 2017, UP Election 2017 Polls, UP ELECTION Results

https://thebeepingbell.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/up-polls-final-phase_f373bd6a-0406-11e7-87c7-5947ba54d240.jpghttps://thebeepingbell.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/up-polls-final-phase_f373bd6a-0406-11e7-87c7-5947ba54d240-150x150.jpgRajat PandeyNationalNewsPolling for the UP Assembly election final phase was ended on Wednesday with a record turnout of 60.03 per cent. The normal turnout for all of the seven stages touched 60.76 per cent at 5 pm, with authorities asserting that the figure would stretch around 61 per cent till...Sky is the limit !!