LS polls: 57.33 percent voter turnout in UP's 14 constituencies for fifth phase

DN Bureau

Around 57.33 percentage voting turnout in fourteen seats in Uttar Pradesh for fifth phase of general elections on Monday.

Voters line up outside polling booths
Voters line up outside polling booths

Lucknow: Around 57.33 percentage voting turnout in fourteen seats in Uttar Pradesh for fifth phase of general elections on Monday.

Among early voters in the state capital included Home Minister Singh, BSP supremo Mayawati, Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma, BSP general secretary Satish Chandra Mishra, DGP OP Singh and Principal Secretary (Home) Arvind Kumar.

Also Read: LS polls- 53.19% voting recorded till 5 pm in UP's 14 constituencies

The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) is contesting on five seats - Dhaurahra, Sitapur, Mohanlalganj, Fatehpur and Kaisarganj.

Its ally Samajwadi Party (SP) is fighting on seven seats - Lucknow, Banda, Kaushambi, Barabanki, Faizabad, Bahraich and Gonda.

In Amethi and Rae Bareli, the SP-BSP alliance has not put up any candidate, leaving the two constituencies for the Congress.

The Union home minister is seeking re-election from Lucknow, while his colleague at the Centre Irani is again taking on Rahul Gandhi in Amethi.

In the Faizabad parliamentary constituency, under which the temple town of Ayodhya falls, sitting BJP MP Lallu Singh is taking on Nirmal Khatri of the Congress. Khatri is a former Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee chief.

Also Read: LS Poll phase five- Rajnath Singh, Mayawati, Yashwant Sinha among early voters

Former Union minister and Congress candidate Jitin Prasad is contesting from Dhaurahra against former Chambal brigand Malkhan Singh.

In Lucknow, the SP has pitted Poonam Sinha, wife of actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha, as the joint 'mahagathbandhan' (grand alliance candidate against Rajnath Singh. (With PTI inputs)

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