Voting in 53 assembly constituencies in the fourth phase of seven-phase election in Uttar Pradesh elections begins on Thursday.

Over 1.80 crore voters will use their franchise in the tight contest between the Samajwadi Party (SP)-Congress alliance, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP).

Parliamentary constituency of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, Rae Bareli, is also voting in this phase. It is for the first time since 1998 that Sonia Gandhi has not campaigned in an election.

A total of 680 candidates in the fray in the fourth phase, of which 61 are women.

The assembly constituency with the maximum number of candidates is Allahabad North, where 26 candidates are trying their luck at the hustings. The seats with least number of candidates are Khaga and Kunda, which have six candidates each.

UPDATES

06:48 PM | 61% voter turnout recorded in the 4th phase of UP elections till 5 PM, expected to cross 63%, says Election Commission

05:05 PM | Voting ends for the 4th phase of UP Polls.

03:55 PM | Voter turnout- 50.37% till 3 PM.

01: 45 PM | Voter turnout till 1 PM is 39%.

12: 58 PM | We gave food park to Amethi & Raebareli that needed 40 factories & could’ve generated employment, but Modiji snatched it away: Rahul Gandhi

12: 36 PM | Speaking at an election rally in Balrampur, Uttar Pradesh, Akhilesh yadav hits out saying BJP used to call laptops jhunjhuna (toy for a child), now they themselves have laptop listed in their poll manifesto.

12: 15 PM | Voting percentage till 11 am in the fourth phase.

 

12: 14 PM | 23.78 % voting recorded till 11 AM in the fourth phase of polling.

11: 00 AM | West Bengal governor Keshari Nath Tripathi casts his vote at booth no 252 in Allahabad.

(Source: ANI Twitter)

09: 58 AM | Villagers boycott polling in Fatehpur’s Khaga over developmental issues; Zero vote at booths 105&106, 9 at booth 107 & 8 at booth 109.

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09: 56 AM | 10.23% voting in the fourth phase of Uttar Pradesh assembly elections till 9 AM.

 

09: 50 AM | Congress candidate from Raebareli Sadar Aditi Singh after casting her vote. She is up against BSP’s Mohd Shahbaz and BJP’s Anita Srivastava

(Source: ANI Twitter)

09: 45 AM | Voting percentage till 9 am in the fourth phase

 

08: 48 AM | Union Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, after casting her vote in Hamirpur. BJP’s Chief Keshav Prasad Maurya casts his vote in Allahabad.

(Source: ANI Twitter)

08: 25 AM | Voting has still not started in booth no 481 in Jalaun as the EVM machine is not working.

07: 52 AM | Ek haare huye neta ki hi aisi sasti aur occhi bhaasha ho sakti hai: Randeep Surjewala,Congress on Amit Shah’s Kasab alliance remark.

(Source: ANI Twitter)

 

07: 30 AM | JUST IN— Mahoba(UP): Clash between SP and BSP supporters,4 including Samajwadi Party candidate Siddhgopal Sahu’s son injured

07: 11 AM | Raebareli: Voting underway in polling booth no.178 in Shree Gandhi Vidyalaya Inter College.

(Source: ANI Twitter)

 

07: 07 AM | Allahabad: Voting underway in polling booth no. 245 in Jwala Devi Saraswati Shishu Mandir.

(Source: ANI Twitter)

 

07: 03 AM | Voting for fourth phase of Uttar Pradesh assembly elections begins. Voting today in Pratapgarh, Kaushambi, Allahabad, Jalaun, Jhansi, Lalitpur, Mahoba, Hamirpur, Banda, Chitrakoot, Fatehpur and Rae Bareli.

First Published | 23 February 2017 7:39 AM
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