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UP Polls: 62% turnout recorded in Dadri

With 4, 40,424 voters, Dadri assembly segment recorded a 62.11% voter turnout on Saturday in the first phase of elections in Uttar Pradesh. People were queueing up since 7am to cast their franchise. In the morning hours from 8% at 9am to 22% at 11am, and then 39% at 1pm, the turnout improved in the evening, as a 56% turnout was recorded at 3pm and then 62.11% at the end of the day.

noida Updated: Mar 10, 2017 11:53 IST
Sohil Sehran
Youngsters were seen excited to play an important role in the Dadri constituency. They tried to ensure the maximum participation of voters.
Youngsters were seen excited to play an important role in the Dadri constituency. They tried to ensure the maximum participation of voters.(Burhaan Kinu/HT)

With 4, 40,424 voters, Dadri assembly segment recorded a 62.11% voter turnout on Saturday in the first phase of elections in Uttar Pradesh.

People were queueing up since 7am to cast their franchise. In the morning hours from 8% at 9am to 22% at 11am, and then 39% at 1pm, the turnout improved in the evening, as a 56% turnout was recorded at 3pm and then 62.11% at the end of the day.

Youngsters were seen excited to play an important role in the Dadri constituency. They tried to ensure the maximum participation of voters. At every polling booth, young people were accompanying elderly voters, who were aged from 75 to 106 years.

The main candidates contesting from the constituency include Satveer Singh Gurjar from Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Tejpal Singh Nagar from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Samir Bhati of the Congress-Samajwadi Party alliance and Ravindra Singh Bhati from Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD).

The four candidates belong to Gujjar community and the voters are expected to be divided among them. Gurjars are the highest populated community in the constituency, followed by dalits and Muslims.

The candidates also visited the polling booths with their family to cast their votes. They were also seen interacting with people and expressing their opinions.

A BJP wave was seen in Bisada village and Brahmpuri village, where many said they voted for the saffron brigade. Meanwhile, residents of Badalpur, the native place of Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) chief Mayawati, claimed that no party other than the BSP can win from Dadri constituency.