LS polls: 54.12 percent voter turnout in UP's 14 constituencies for sixth phase

DN Bureau

Around 54.12 percentage voting turnout in fourteen seats spread out in 16 districts of Poorvanchal region of Uttar Pradesh in the sixth phase on Sunday.

People Standing in queue to cast their vote
People Standing in queue to cast their vote

Lucknow: Around 54.12 percentage voting turnout in fourteen seats spread out in 16 districts of Poorvanchal region of Uttar Pradesh in the sixth phase on Sunday.

The fate of Union Minister Maneka Gandhi (Sultanpur), Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav (Azamgarh) and UP cabinet minister Rita Bahuguna Joshi (Allahabad) will be decided in this phase. Bhojpuri actor Dinesh Lal Yadav, alias Nirhua, is the BJP candidate against Akhilesh Yadav from Azamgarh while Congress has fielded its old war horse Dr Sanjay Singh from Sultanpur against Union minister Maneka Gandhi.There are a total of 177 candidates in the fray in this phase including 13 women.

The constituencies going to polls in the sixth phase are: Sultanpur, Pratapgarh, Phulpur, Allahabad, Ambedkar Nagar, Shraswati, Domariyaganj, Basti, Sant Kabir Nagar, Lalganj, Azamgarh, Jaunpur, Machhlishahr and Bhadoi.

Of the total booths 4995 have been identified as critical.Of the voters, 3,63,220 are the first time voters in the age group of 18 to 19 yrs while 5,63,671 voters are above the age 80 years. Phulpur has the highest number of 20,06,228 voters while Pratapgarh has the lowest of 17,05,453.To ensure free and fair polls, EC has deployed 2642 micro observers while webcasting would be done from 2947 booths.

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