Highlights: Phase 1 polling ends for 58 assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh
UP Election 2022 highlights: The first phase covers the Jat-dominated belt of UP's western region.
Voting was conducted for the first phase of assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh. As many as 2.27 crore voters of 58 seats decided the fate of 623 candidates. The first phase covers the Jat-dominated belt of UP's western region. The voting process was peaceful and no incidents of violence were reported. However, there were reports of EVMs and VVPATs malfunctioning at some polling stations. The polling authorities said that these complaints were being addressed immediately.
Full election coverage here
Follow all the updates here:
- Feb 10, 2022 06:52 PM IST
Phase 1 polling ends for 58 Assembly seats in UP, nearly 59% turnout recorded
The first phase of polling in Uttar Pradesh has concluded. The latest voter turnout as per the Election Commission was at 58.82%.
- Feb 10, 2022 05:42 PM IST
Nearly 58% voter turnout recorded in UP so far
According to the latest trends of the Election Commission, a voter turnout of 57.79% has been recorded in Uttar Pradesh till now.
Here is the turnout recorded in the 11 districts:
GB Nagar- 53.48%
- Feb 10, 2022 05:02 PM IST
BJP should observe silence for previous manifesto, says Akhilesh
Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav said on Wednesday suggested the BJP to observe silence for its 2017 manifesto as the saffron party could not fulfill the promises made 5 years ago.
- Feb 10, 2022 04:14 PM IST
A family person will not run away with ‘Jhola’: Akhilesh Yadav on PM Modi's dynasty politics remark
“We're proud to have families. A family person will not run away with jhola (bag) and leave family behind. During lockdown, if CM had a family, he would've understood the pain of labourers walking miles to reach their home,” Samajwadi Party (SP) president Akhilesh Yadav told news agency ANI.
- Feb 10, 2022 03:44 PM IST
More than 48% voter turnout recorded in UP so far
According to the latest trends of the Election Commission, a voter turnout of 48.24% has been recorded in Uttar Pradesh till now.
- Feb 10, 2022 03:22 PM IST
Trying to garner Brahmin votes: SBSP chief OP Rajbhar on bail granted to Ashish Mishra in Lakhimpur Kheri case
Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP) president OP Rajbhar slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the bail granted to Union minister Ajay Kumar's son Ashish in the Lakhimpur Kheri case.
Speaking to news agency ANI, Rajbhar said the bail was given to garner Brahmin votes and send a message to the community that this bail is the result of their efforts.
- Feb 10, 2022 02:51 PM IST
Will keep UP riot-free: BJP president JP Nadda
- Feb 10, 2022 02:25 PM IST
Congress releases 9th list for assembly polls in UP
The Congress party on Thursday released its ninth list of 33 candidates for the assembly elections in UP.
- Feb 10, 2022 01:37 PM IST
Amid phase 1 of UP polls, Union minister Ajay Mishra's son Ashish granted bail in Lakhimpur Kheri case
Ashish Mishra, the prime accused in the October 3 Lakhimpur Kheri incident, was granted bail by the high court on Thursday. He is the son of Union minister Ajay Mishra.
Ashish's bail comes amid the first phase of elections in Uttar Pradesh. Read more
- Feb 10, 2022 01:32 PM IST
Over 35% voter turnout recorded in UP so far
According to the latest trends of the Election Commission, a voter turnout of 35.03% has been recorded in Uttar Pradesh till now.
- Feb 10, 2022 01:29 PM IST
'You can call me 'baccha' or 'ladka', I don't care': Jayant Chaudhary on PM Modi's 'two boys' jibe
Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Jayant Chaudhary on Thursday hit back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ‘two boys’ jibe by saying that the latter can call him whatever he wants.
- Feb 10, 2022 12:57 PM IST
'Request EC to take action': Akhilesh Yadav on reports of EVM malfunctioning in UP
Samajwadi Party (SP) president Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday requested the Election Commission to take appropriate action at polling stations that have reported malfunctioning of the EVMs.
- Feb 10, 2022 12:57 PM IST
Priyanka Gandhi holds roadshow in Rampur, interacts with shop owner
- Feb 10, 2022 12:39 PM IST
Glad people going out to vote in UP in huge numbers, says PM
- Feb 10, 2022 12:15 PM IST
EVM and VVPAT malfunction complaints being addressed immediately: UP CEO
Amid the first phase of voting, Uttar Pradesh's chief electoral officer said on Wednesday that all complaints regarding the malfunction of EVMs and VVPATs are being addressed immediately.
- Feb 10, 2022 12:02 PM IST
'Pehle matdaan, uske baad sab kaam': Groom casts his vote at polling station in Muzaffarnagar
Ahead of his wedding on Thursday, Ankur Balyan was seen casting his vote at a polling station in Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh.
- Feb 10, 2022 11:31 AM IST
Nearly 20% voter turnout recorded in UP so far
According to the latest trends of the Election Commission, a voter turnout of 20.03% has been recorded in Uttar Pradesh till now.
- Feb 10, 2022 11:05 AM IST
First-time voter impressed with Priyanka Gandhi's ‘Ladki hun, Lad Sakti hun’
“I am impressed with Priyanka Gandhi's ‘Ladki hu, Lad Sakti hun’,” first-time voter Arisha Saud said, adding that she has given the vote for building a strong nation.
- Feb 10, 2022 10:58 AM IST
Union minister VK Singh says issues of farmers' protest do not affect west UP
Union minister Gen (retd) VK Singh said the issues of farmers' protests do not affect west UP.
“It's a sugarcane belt, farmers received their amount. Sugar mills opened, so this isn't an issue. Farmers can see for themselves,” ANI quoted Singh as saying.
- Feb 10, 2022 10:26 AM IST
RLD chief Jayant Chaudhary to not cast his vote due to election rally
Rashtriya Lok Dal chief Jayant Chaudhary will not cast his vote today because of his election rally, reported news agency ANI. Jayant Chaudhary is a voter of the Mathura region.
- Feb 10, 2022 09:42 AM IST
Nearly 8% voter turnout by 9am in 58 seats of west UP
Despite cold day conditions and foggy weather in western Uttar Pradesh, the voter turnout remained over 8% in most of the Uttar Pradesh districts. The polling percentage in Agra and Mathura was 8.1% and 8.4%, respectively.
Aligarh - 8.39 %
Meerut - 9%
Hapur - 8.16%
Bulandshahar - 7.34%
Gautam Buddha Nagar - 8.33%
- Feb 10, 2022 09:08 AM IST
‘You should be proud…’: Priyanka Gandhi's message for Congress workers, candidates
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra urged the voters of western Uttar Pradesh to use the power of the vote to build a better future for the state. Extending best wishes to Congress workers and candidates, she said they should be proud of the fact that the party is fighting on all seats of Uttar Pradesh.
- Feb 10, 2022 08:47 AM IST
UP minister Srikant Sharma offers prayer in Mathura before voting
Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Srikant Sharma, a minister in Yogi Adityanath's cabinet, offered prayer in Mathura on the polling day.
- Feb 10, 2022 08:18 AM IST
BJP candidate Baby Rani Maurya casts vote
Bharatiya Janata Party candidate from Agra rural Baby Rani Maurya expressed confidence that the UP electorate will vote for BJP for good governance in the state.
"I am confident that the citizens will vote in favour of Bharatiya Janata Party for good governance in the State," the BJP leader told news agency ANI.
- Feb 10, 2022 08:14 AM IST
Free the country from every fear, Rahul Gandhi tweets
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi urged voters to come out and vote to free the country “from every fear.”
- Feb 10, 2022 07:42 AM IST
UP minister Atul Garg casts his vote in Kavi Nagar, Ghaziabad
- Feb 10, 2022 07:41 AM IST
Factors at play in turbulent west UP
Uttar Pradesh is one of the most rural states in the country, but that is not the case with the ACs in the first phase. The aggregate share of rural population in this region is 58.4% compared to 81.1% in the rest of the state, according to the 2011 Census. Read more…
- Feb 10, 2022 07:12 AM IST
People form queues at polling booth in Kairana as voting starts
- Feb 10, 2022 07:04 AM IST
Voting for the first phase of UP elections begins; 623 candidates in fray
The voting for the first phase of assembly elections started at 7am on 58 assembly seats of Uttar Pradesh.
- Feb 10, 2022 06:29 AM IST
PM Modi's ‘pehle matdaan, phir jalpaan’ appeal to voters
Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged voters to participate in the first phase of assembly elections by following Covid rules.
- Feb 10, 2022 06:10 AM IST
On voting day, CM Yogi Adityanath warns UP voters
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath warned the Uttar Pradesh voters that the return of opposition parties to power will turn the state into Kashmir, West Bengal and Kerala.