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Voting underway in Phulpur, Gorakhpur by polls in UP

IANS  |  Lucknow 

After a poor start, polling in and parliamentary constituencies in picked up as voters started queuing up outside polling booths, an said.

Till 1 p.m., 30.20 per cent voting had been registered in Gorakhpur, where by polls were necessitated after quit as he took over as the of

In Phulpur, the parliamentary constituency of Deputy Keshav Prasad Maurya, voting till 1 p.m. was not very impressive and only 19.20 per cent votes had been cast. Heavy security deployment has been made in both the parliamentary constituencies.

Voting started at 7 a.m. and will continue till 5 p.m., a told IANS.

The voting percentage till 11 a.m. was poor and the average polling in both constituencies was 14.50 per cent.

Voting in was 16.80 per cent till 11 a.m. and in Phulpur, 12.20 per cent till 11 a.m.

Some snags in the electronic voting machines (EVMs) have been reported from some places.

Polling was held up at Kidwai college in (East) for some time due to a technical glitch.

Adityanath, who vacated the seat after his elevation as the Chief Minister, had held it since 1998.

Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Upendra Dutt Shukla is in the fray for the seat this time. Gorakhpur has 970 polling centres and 2,141 polling stations.

There are 19.49 lakh eligible voters including over 8 lakh women.

The has fielded in Gorakhpur. The and the (RLD) have extended their support to the SP candidate.

The is fighting on its own and has named Surahita Kareem as its candidate. The seat of Allahabad, which was represented by Deputy Keshav Prasad Maurya, has 793 polling centres and 2,059 polling stations.

A total of 19.63 lakh voters will decide the fate of 22 candidates. The BJP has fielded who is pitted against Nagendra Singh Patel of the SP.

The BSP here too is supporting the SP candidate. The has fielded as its candidate.

Chief Minister was among the first to cast his vote on Sunday while his deputy cast his vote in along with his wife and son.



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First Published: Sun, March 11 2018. 14:30 IST