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Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections 2017 Phase 2 Polling Live Updates: 65 per cent voting recorded till 5 pm

Out of the 67 seats, SP had won 34 in the previous assembly elections, while BSP, BJP, Congress and others won 18, 10, 3 and 2 respectively.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 17, 2017 11:45:37 am
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Voting for 67 constituencies of western Uttar Pradesh figuring in the second of the seven-phase assembly elections in the state has ended on Wednesday. A total of 720 candidates were in the fray as voting was held across 11 districts – Saharanpur, Bijnor, Moradabad, Sambhal, Rampur, Bareilly, Amroha, Pilibhit, Kheri, Shahjahanpur and Badaun. Official figures regarding the voter turnout are yet to come out from the Election Commission.

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Live updates: Uttar Pradesh polling underway

6:50 pm Till 5pm 65.5% voting percentage has been recorded in Uttar Pradesh and the counting is still on, says Election Commission

5: 30 pm: 

5: 00 pm:  Nearly 60 per cent voting was recorded till 4 PM in the second phase, PTI reports.

4: 45 pm: SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav criticises Modi, says ” 15-15 Lakh Rs dene ki baat kahi thi, 15 rupaiy tak nahi diye.”

4: 00 pm: Taking a swipe at PM Modi, Rahul said in Barabanki, “Two youths have joined hands, so will work for the youngsters. We have not come to make fake promise of Rs 15 lakh.”

3: 55 pm: Over 54.27 per cent voting was recorded till 3 pm in the second phase of Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, news agency ANI reports.

3: 20 pm: Over 45 per cent voting was recorded till 2 PM in the second phase of Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, PTI reports.

3: 00 pm: Describing the SP govt as ‘anti-poor’, PM Modi said Central assistance for foodgrains is not reaching poor as the ruling govt is not interested in accepting it.

2: 58 pm: SP, BSP, Congress all are favouring each other in some way or the other in these elections, says Modi.

2: 55 pm: Reiterating his commitment to the welfare of farmers in Uttar Pradesh, PM Modi said if voted to power, his govt will waive off loans of small farmers.

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2: 40 pm: “I don’t own a single car but these people who call themselves socialists, have many expensive cars,” Modi said, while taking a swipe at ruling Samajwadi Party.

2: 30 pm: Working for the poor, Dalits, marginalised and underprivileged is government’s first responsibility, said PM Modi while addressing an election rally in Kannauj

2:10 pm: Total 42.05 per cent voter turnout recorded till 1 pm in second phase of Uttar Pradesh Elections 2017.

2:05 pm: Voter turnout recorded till 1 pm in 2nd phase of  Uttar Pradesh Polls 2017: Amroha-44.75 per cent, Badaun-37.03 per cent, Bareilly 39.06per cent and Moradabad-40.80 per cent.

1:13 pm: Drone camera being used at a polling booth in Budaun for surveillance.

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12:40 pm: 115-year-old Zurriyat Hussain Kazmi, maternal grandfather of Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, casts his vote in Bareilly.

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11:43 am: 24.14 per cent voter turnout recorded till 11 am in the second phase of Uttar Pradesh elections.

10:09 am: Urdu poet Wasim Barelvi casts his vote at polling booth no. 24 in Bareilly with his wife.

(Source: ANI) (Source: ANI)

9:50 am: Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi standing in queue to cast his vote at polling booth no. 303 in Rampur.

naqvi (Source: ANI)

9:38 am: MoS Finance Santosh Gangwar casts his vote at polling booth number 60 in Bareilly with wife Saubhagya Gangwar.

9:17 am: 11 per cent voter turnout recorded in Moradabad till 9 AM.

9:12 am: Polling underway at booth number 303 in Rampur. Samajwadi Party’s Mohd Azam Khan, BJP’s Shiv B Saxena and BSP’s Dr TA Khan are contesting from here.

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9:02 am: People queue up to cast their votes at polling booths 54 and 55 in Bajpur from where BSP’s Ramavatar and BJP’s Yashpal Arya are contesting.

(Source: ANI) (Source: ANI)

8:44 am: People line up outside polling booth no 223 in Amroha from where Mehboob Ali of the Congress-SP alliance, BJP’s Dr Kunwer Saini and BSP’s Naushad Ali are contesting.

8:19 am:  Former Union Min Jitin Prasada casts his vote at polling booth number-162 at Shahjahanpur, Dr. Sudama Prasad Bal Vidya Mandir.

(Source: ANI) (Source: ANI)

8:09 am: People queue up to cast vote in Sambhal. AIMIM’s Ziaur Rahman Barq, Iqbal Mehmood of Congress-SP, BJP’s Dr. Arvind, BSP’s Rafatullah contesting from Sambhal.

(Source: ANI) (Source: ANI)

7:47 am: Voting has begun at Moradabad polling booth number 265.

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7:44 am: Voting process which had been halted at Badaun Sadar constituency’s SK Inter College booth number 183, now resumes.

7:34 am: Glitch in EVM machine halts voting process at Badaun Sadar constituency’s SK Inter College booth number 183.

7:26 am: I have problem in my leg, its been almost half an hour and I am still waiting,machines not working: Voter at Moradabad polling booth.

7:24 am: Polling had to begin at 7 am, but they are still in process of setting up machines: A voter at Moradabad polling booth number 265.

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7:15 am: Differently abled woman arrives at polling booth 128 in Bijnor to cast her vote in the second phase of the elections.

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7:10 am: Visuals from polling booth 128 in Bijnor, Ruchi Vira of the SP-Congress alliance, BJP’s Suchi and BSP’s Rashid Ahmed contesting from the seat.

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7:02 am: Visuals from polling station 265-MH Degree College in Moradabad,people queue up to cast their votes as polling begins.

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6:45 am: Security arrangements in place at a polling booth in Moradabad.

6:43 am: Polling for 67 assembly constituencies of Uttar Pradesh in the second of seven phases, set to take place today. Visuals from Moradabad.

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The second phase is considered as crucial for Samajwadi Party as stakes in this round are the highest for the ruling Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party. Out of the 67 seats, SP had won 34 in the previous assembly elections, while BSP, BJP, Congress and others won 18, 10, 3 and 2 respectively.

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