21.79 pc voting till 11 am in UP

Lucknow, March 3 : An estimated 21.79 per cent of the electorate had voted till 11 am on Thursday in the sixth and second last phase of the staggered Uttar Pradesh assembly elections in 57 constituencies spread across 10 districts. According to the Chief Electoral Officer, the maximum of 23.42 per cent votes were polled in Siddharth Nagar district whiles Balrampur saw a voter turnout of 18.98 per cent. Among other districts, 23.10 per cent votes were polled in Ambedkar Nagar, 21.87 per cent in Ballia, 19.58 per cent in Deoria, 23.33 per cent in Basti, 21.81 per cent in Gorakhpur, 23.24 per cent in Kushinagar, 21.12 per cent in Maharajganj and 20.83 per cent in Sant Kabir Nagar. Additional Chief Electoral Officer B D R Tiwari said there were initially complaints related to electronic voting machines but they were fixed on time. “Polling continues peacefully,” he said. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath voted on Thursday in Gorakhpur’s primary school in Gorakhnath Kanya Nagar area. He is contesting from the Gorakhpur Sadar seat. AB MR

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