#Battle for Uttar Pradesh : Fifth Phase Sees Turn Out Nearly 54 % ; Remaining Two Phases On March 3, 7

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Around 54 per cent polling was recorded till 5 pm on Sunday in the fifth phase of the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls for 61 seats spread across 12 districts.

According to the Election Commission of India, the polling percentage till 5 pm was 53.93. Polling ended at 6 pm.

Around 2.24 crore people were eligible to vote in this phase.

Till 5 pm, Amethi recorded 52.82 per cent voting, Ayodhya 58.01 per cent, Bahraich 54.68 per cent, Barabanki 54.75 per cent, Chitrakoot 59.50 per cent, Gonda 54.21 per cent, Kaushambi 56.96 per cent, Pratapgarh 50.20 per cent, Prayagraj 51.29 per cent, Raebareli 56.06 per cent, Shrawasti 57.24 per cent and Sultanpur 54.91 per cent, the commission said.

As many as 692 candidates are in the fray for this round, including Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya, who is contesting from Sirathu in Kaushambi district. He is pitted against Apna Dal (Kamerawadi) candidate Pallavi Patel.

Some of the ministers in the fray are Siddharth Nath Singh from Allahabad West, Rajendra Singh from Patti (Pratapgarh), Nand Gopal Gupta Nadi from Allahabad South and Ramapati Shastri from Mankapur (Gonda).

After casting his vote at Jwala Devi Saraswati Vidya Mandir Inter College, UP minister Sidharth Nath Singh and BJP candidate from Allahabad West constituency told ANI, “We’ll cross 300-mark and form govt again. People have to make a decision and they’ll vote for development works”

The remaining two phase are on March 3, and 7 the results will be out on March 10.

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