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Uttar Pradesh elections 2017: Phase 3 polling ends, 61.16% turnout recorded across 12 districts

Uttar Pradesh elections 2017: Phase 3 polling ends, 61.16% turnout recorded across 12 districts
Polling for the third phase of the Uttar Pradesh state assembly elections commenced across 12 districts on February 19 in which, according to the media reports, a total of 61.16 % voting turnout was recorded. Today’s polling occurred for 69 assembly seats which started in the morning at 7:00 am nd ended at 5:oo pmSeveral stray incidents of violence like firing, preventing some from voting and stone pelting were reported from some places but on a whole, the voting has been conducted peacefully in most constituencies.
Several stray incidents of violence like firing, preventing some from voting and stone pelting were reported from some places but on a whole, the voting has been conducted peacefully in most constituencies.
The 12 districts where polling was scheduled are Farrukhabad, Mainpuri, Etawah, Hardoi, Kannauj, Kanpur rural, Kanpur city, Unnao, Lucknow, Barabanki, Auraiyya and Sitapur.
The 12 districts where polling was scheduled are Farrukhabad, Mainpuri, Etawah, Hardoi, Kannauj, Kanpur rural, Kanpur city, Unnao, Lucknow, Barabanki, Auraiyya and Sitapur.In this phase, maximum balloting was reported from Barabanki a total turnout of 56.23
In this phase, maximum balloting was reported from Barabanki a total turnout of 56.23 per cent, followed closely by Sitapur – 56per cent, Kannauj – 54.33 per cent, Hardoi – 53.94 per cent, Kanpur rural – 54 per cent and Auraiyya – 51.72 per cent.
Surprisingly, there was no encouragement seen among the voters in Etawah which is the hometown of the Yadav Family. By 3 pm in the afternoon, a total of 52.63 per cent votes were cast.In another Samajwadi home ground, Mainpuri, 50.35 per cent turnout was recorded. While Farukkhabad witnessed an impressive voter turnout with 54.40 per cent. The election officials assumed that the voter percentage would better itself from the 2012 state assembly elections.
In another Samajwadi home ground, Mainpuri, 50.35 per cent turnout was recorded. While Farukkhabad witnessed an impressive voter turnout with 54.40 per cent. The election officials assumed that the voter percentage would better itself from the 2012 state assembly elections.
However, the turnout recorded from Lucknow and Unnao were extremely poor which were just 50.5 and 50 per cent respectively.The maximum number of candidates in the fray were from Etawah (21), the hometown of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, while the least number is in Haidergarh (3) assembly constituency of Barabanki, neighbouring the state capital here.

The maximum number of candidates in a fray were from Etawah (21), the hometown of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, while the least number is in Haidergarh (3) assembly constituency of Barabanki, neighbouring the state capital here.

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