Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections 2017 Phase 1 Live Updates: 63 per cent voting recorded as polling time ends

UP Assembly elections 2017: Elections will be held in seven phases in the state and results will be announced on March 11.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 15, 2017 6:43:01 am
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Polling began in 73 constituencies of Uttar Pradesh’s western region on Saturday morning in which an estimated 2.6 crore people are expected to caste their votes. This will also kickstart the Assembly elections in the state which will be held in seven phases. The results will be announced on March 11.

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7: 10 pm: 13 cases of paid news were identified, out of which 10 have been confirmed in the first phase of UP elections 

7: 05 pm: 19.56 crore cash, 4.44 lakh litre liquor worth 14 crore, drug worth 96.93 lakh, gold & silver of 14 crores were seized in the first phase, says ECI

6: 58 pm: According to Election Commission of India, 96,906 troublemakers were identified and preventive actions were taken against them in first phase of UP elections.

6: 55 pm: 3888 digital and video cameras were used, webcasting was done in 2857 places for the first phase of UP elections.

6: 45 pm: Around 63 per cent voter turnout (tentative) was recorded in the first phase of Uttar Pradesh election, according to the Election commission.

5: 07 pm:  Polling time for Uttar Pradesh elections phase 1 comes to an end.

4: 35 pm:

4: 28 pm: Around 52 per cent voting was  recorded till 3 PM in 73 Assembly constituencies in the first of the seven-phase Uttar Pradesh polls, according to news agency ANI.

1: 59 pm: Mahavir, 62, injured his foot while on his way to vote. No wheelchair was provided by the polling booth authorities at Modern school, sector 11, Noida.

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1:56 pm:  759-voting

1:49 pm:  Current overall voting turnout in UP elections first phase is 39.43%

1:44 pm:

12:15 pm: Voting percentages have come from Ghaziabad  and Baghpat

25.71% polling in Ghaziabad till 11 am

26% polling in Baghpat till 11 am

11:55 am: 29% voting in Shamli till 11 am: ANI

11:25 am: Union Minister Sanjeev Balyan has cast his vote in Muzaffarnagar

10:25 am: Gagan Som, brother of BJP candidate Sangeet Som, has been detained by police after he carried a pistol inside a polling booth.

10:20 am: 10.56% voting registered till 9 am in the first phase of polls.

9:55 am: 15% voting in Muzaffarnagar till 9 am, reports ANI

9:31 am: The first polling figures have come in from Aligarh (10.5%) and Bulandshahr (12%) till 9 am.

9:30 am: Here’s a 98-year-old voter in Baghpat district.

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9:15 am: BJP MLA Sangeet Som, fighting from Sardhana seat, has cast his vote.

9:02 am: Voters in Baraut were given roses by Election Commission officials.

8:30 am: A scene from Bulandshahr

8:10 am: Etah’s Jalesar is the smallest constituency in terms of electorate.

8:02 am: Polling underway in Aligarh.

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7:50 am: BJP Mathura candidate Shrikant Sharma casts his vote.

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7:49 am: Voting underway in different districts of Western Uttar Pradesh

7:43 am: People after casting their votes in Baghpat.

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7:31 am: Polling delayed in booth no- 42 in Mathura’s Govardhan, and in booth numbers 119 and 120 in Baghpat as EVMs are not working.

7:30 am: High security in riot-hit seats in western Uttar Pradesh.

7:30 am: Fate of 839 candidates to be decided in phase one of UP polls.

7:29 am: Polling underway in Shamli’s Thana Bhawan.

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7:23 am: People arrive for voting in Dadri’s Bishada.

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7:18 am: Polling underway in Noida Sector 15 A.

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7:07 am: Polling underway in Bishada, Dadri. People cast their votes.

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7:02 am: Voting for first phase of  UP polls 2017 begins.

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6:52 am: People queue up outside a polling station in Govardhan, Mathura. Voting to begin shortly UP polls 2017.

Background

Western region of UP witnessed communal divide in last few years in which at least 65 people were killed and thousands displaced. In 2013, communal violence had broken out in Muzaffarnagar and Shamli which falls under this region. The alleged exodus of Hindus was also reported from this region. Thus, strong security measures have been adopted by the administration to ensure peacefull polling. Also, 600 camera will be installed in ‘most sensitive booths’ to monitor the situation. Over the last two weeks, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, UP Chief Minister and SP chief Akhilesh Yadav, BSP chief Mayawati, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and several cabinet ministers addressed public meeting in the region. Apart from Uttar Pradesh, results of Uttarakhand, Manipur, Punjab and Goa will also be announced on March 11.

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