Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election 2022 Phase 5 Polling news Live Updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday said it will be a privilege to serve people of Varanasi till his dying day, hinting at a remark by Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav that people come to the city in their final days. Addressing BJP workers in his Lok Sabha constituency, Modi also claimed that for the opposition, the parties were “private properties” while the BJP is a party of its workers.
Meanwhile, a voter turnout of 53.98 per cent was recorded till 5 pm in the fifth phase of Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, polling for which concluded at 6 pm on Sunday. A total of 61 constituencies across 12 districts went to the polls in this phase where around 2.24 crore voters exercised their franchise to decide the fate of 692 candidates in fray.
Ayodhya, the epicentre of the Ram temple movement, and Amethi and Raebareli, once considered Congress bastions, are the districts to look out for in the fifth phase. Apart from these, voters from districts such as Sultanpur, Chitrakoot, Pratapgarh, Kaushambi, Prayagraj, Barabanki, Bahraich, Shravasti and Gonda will cast their votes.
The last two phases of the elections will be held on March 3 and March 7, and the counting of votes is scheduled on March 10.