UP Election 2022 Highlights: Fourth phase polling ends, over 57% voter turnout
UP Election 2022: Polling ended across Pilibhit, Sitapur, Hardoi, Unnao, Lucknow, Rae Bareli, Banda, Fatehpur, and Lakhimpur Kheri districts.
A total of 59 constituencies across nine districts voted in the the fourth phase of polling in the seven-phase Uttar Pradesh assembly election. The nine districts include two controversy-ridden seats, a Congress bastion and the state capital. The districts are – Pilibhit, Sitapur, Hardoi, Unnao, Lucknow, Rae Bareli, Banda, Fatehpur, and Lakhimpur Kheri. All of them, barring Pilibhit and Banda, fall in the Awadh region.
The fate of 624 candidates including several cabinet ministers, sitting MLA from Rae Bareli Aditi Singh, as well as Unnao rape victim's mother Asha Singh was sealed in this round of polling.
In Lakhimpur, a multi-cornered fight took place amid tight security as BJP's Yogesh Verma seeks re-election against SP, BSP, Congress, AIMIM and the AAP. The prestige of the Union minister of state for home affairs Ajay Mishra Teni was also be put to test in the Lakhimpur Kheri seat. The focus will also be on Unnao where the Congress has fielded the Unnao rape victim's mother to wrest the seat from BJP's Pankaj Gupta.
Voting started at 7am and ended 6pm. The counting of votes for all five states will be held on March 10.
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Feb 23, 2022 07:14 PM IST
Polling officials seal EVMs, VVPATs after polling ends
Election Commission officials seal Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) and VVPATs after polling ended in Lucknow
Feb 23, 2022 06:18 PM IST
Fourth phase polling ends, over 57% voter turnout by 5 pm
Voting in the fourth phase of Uttar Pradesh elections ended. The voter turnout by 5 pm stood at 57.45 per cent
Feb 23, 2022 05:08 PM IST
BJP brings agencies to defame opposition leaders & jails them after false trials: Akhilesh
“If BJP is scared of someone, it brings agencies (ED) to defame them (Nawab Malik) &sends them to prison after false trials. We've seen this multiple times, BJP once said it's in danger after a pouch was found in the Assembly, which actually was sawdust,” says Akhilesh Yadav
Feb 23, 2022 04:47 PM IST
‘Ladki Hoon…’ campaign won't affect Assembly polls, says BJP leader RPN Singh
BJP leader RPN Singh, who recently joined the saffron party after quitting Congress, says,"Ladki Hoon Lad Sakti Hoon slogan won't have any effect on Assembly polls. Congress tickets given only to wives of its leaders."
Feb 23, 2022 04:35 PM IST
Watch: How PM Modi greeted people gathered at his rally in Barabanki
Prime Minister Modi addressed a rally in Barabanki earlier in the day. In a video shared by ANI, here's how he greeted the spectators
Feb 23, 2022 04:25 PM IST
Nearly 50% voter turnout recorded till 3 pm
Uttar Pradesh recorded a voter turnout of 49.89 per cent till 3 pm, news agency ANI reported.
Feb 23, 2022 03:52 PM IST
Under SP govt, criminals roamed freely & grabbed properties, says PM Modi
Prime Minister Modi attacked the Samajwadi Party in Kaushambi, saying,"During the reign of past government, criminals roamed free and forcefully took possession of other people’s land and properties. Our mothers and daughters felt unsafe while coming out of their homes.. Instead of providing good governance, the previous government exploited the people and their leaders built lavish palaces. We on have made homes for the poor." Read full story here
Feb 23, 2022 03:39 PM IST
Dynasts deprived Kaushambi of development, says PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing poll rally in Kausambi said, “During the past regimes, the ration sent for the poor used to reach ration Mafias. The common man never knew when the distribution of rations started and ended. The agents of the dynastic political parties used to loot this ration meant for the poor. Even their ministers, MPs and MLAs used to remain involved in this loot.”
Feb 23, 2022 03:08 PM IST
Over 37% voter turnout in fourth phase polling by 1 pm
Uttar Pradesh recorded a voter turnout of 37.45 per cent by 1 pm. Here's a district-wise voting percentage
Lakhimpur Kheri: 40.90%
Feb 23, 2022 02:47 PM IST
‘Why didn’t you feel pain for Muslim daughters?': PM asks ‘dynasts’
PM Narendra Modi on Wednesday said he would like to ask dynasts, “who say they have a family and a know the pain” as to why they did not care about Muslim daughters. “They (Muslim daughters) had to return to their father's home with their young children. Why did they not feel the pain of families?” he asked.
Feb 23, 2022 02:38 PM IST
Those talking about ‘garmi’ will lose steam, Akhilesh taunts Yogi
'Yogi Adityanath was talking about garmi. When you cast your vote, these people will lose their steam," Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav during poll rally in Shravasti
Feb 23, 2022 02:14 PM IST
Not ‘parivaar wala’ but entire India our family: PM Modi in Barabanki
“We are not 'parivaar wala' but we identify the pain of all families because entire India is our family, entire Uttar Pradesh is my family. All of you are members of my family,” says Prime Minister Modi in Barabanki, taking a dig at Congress and Samajwadi Party.
Feb 23, 2022 01:36 PM IST
PM Modi addresses a rally in UP's Barabanki
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing a rally in Barabanki district of Uttar Pradesh.
“Today, 15 crore people, who are getting free ration in UP, are working hard for the victory of BJP. The poor, middle class, elders who got 28 crore free vaccines during this corona pandemic, they are ensuring its victory by becoming representatives of BJP,” PM Modi said.
"It is this corona vaccine due to which today, the youth are able to go to school and college. Business has resumed.
This is why UP is saying...Only BJP will come back to power! Only Yogi will come back to power," he said.
Feb 23, 2022 12:27 PM IST
MoS Ajay Mishra casts vote in Lakhimpur Kheri district
Feb 23, 2022 11:55 AM IST
EC announces re-election in one of Mainpuri's polling booths
The Election Commission has ordered re-polling at polling booth number 266 in Karhal constituency of Mainpuri district.
Feb 23, 2022 11:52 AM IST
District-wise polling percentage till 11am
Feb 23, 2022 11:33 AM IST
22.62% voter turnout recorded till 11am, as per ECI
Voter turnout has been recorded at 22.62 per cent till 11am in the fourth phase of polling in Uttar Pradesh, according to the Election Commission.
Feb 23, 2022 11:01 AM IST
Fully confident of BJP's victory in UP: Rajnath Singh
Feb 23, 2022 10:48 AM IST
UP Deputy CM Dinesh Sharma casts vote in Lucknow
"After the 4th phase, BJP will hit a double century and will march ahead to break its previous records. Development works done by PM Modi and CM Yogi Adityanath has reached everyone's house," said deputy chief minister Dinesh Sharma after casting his vote.
Feb 23, 2022 10:34 AM IST
SP alleges voters not being allowed to vote at several booths in Banda district
"Voters are not being allowed to vote even after being named in the voter list at booth number 7,8,9,10 village Chilla in Tindwari Vidhan Sabha 232 of Banda district, District Administration and Election Commission please take cognizance," tweeted Samajwadi Party.
Feb 23, 2022 10:20 AM IST
Defence minister Rajnath Singh casts vote at polling booth in Lucknow
Feb 23, 2022 10:18 AM IST
Watch: Folk Singer Malini Awasthi casts vote, urges others to increase polling
Feb 23, 2022 10:02 AM IST
BJP to repeat history with more seats, says Rajnath Singh after casting vote in Lucknow
"BJP will not only repeat the history but it is also an undeniable possibility that our number of seats will increase," says Defence Minister and BJP leader Rajnath Singh in Lucknow.
Feb 23, 2022 09:59 AM IST
SP, BSP, Congress are history like Article 370, 35A, says BJP's Noida candidate Pankaj Singh
Feb 23, 2022 09:45 AM IST
Voter turnout recorded at 9.10% till 9am
Voter turnout recorded at 9.10 per cent till 9am in the fourth phase of Uttar Pradesh assembly election.
Feb 23, 2022 09:27 AM IST
'Congress nowhere in race,' says BJP's Aditi Singh after casting her vote in Raebareli S
BJP candidate from Raebareli Sadar seat, Aditi Singh cast her vote at a polling booth in Lalpur Chauhan, Raebareli. "I want people to vote and make the voting percentage high. Congress is nowhere in the race," Singh told the media persons.
Raebreli Sadar is a Congress bastion and part of party chief sonia Gandhi's parliamentary seat.
Feb 23, 2022 09:07 AM IST
'Made UP economy no. 2, will make it no. 1 now,' says minister Mohsin Raza after casting vote
"Today UP is crime and terrorism free. Everyone feels safe. People are getting jobs. We've made UP economy no 2 and will also make it No 1 and people are voting for that. We are forming the govt," said UP minister Mohsin Raza, speaking to ANI, after casting his vote in Lucknow.
Feb 23, 2022 08:42 AM IST
BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj casts vote in Unnao
Feb 23, 2022 08:40 AM IST
Green polling booth set up at AP Sen Memorial Girls college in Lucknow
The green booth at AP Sen Memorial Girls college in Lucknow's Charbagh area has been termed as a "green booth". The polling station is solar powered and voters can use an electric cart to reach the booth to vote. Drinking water has also been made available in traditional earthen pitchers and kulhads.
The road to the booth has been decorated with vertical wall gardens to make the area look green. Besides, the first male and female voter will also be given a sapling to plant at the booth called ‘Mat Vruksha’.
Feb 23, 2022 08:21 AM IST
UP minister Mohsin Raza casts vote in Lucknow's Gomtinagar
Uttar Pradesh minister Mohsin Raza casts his vote, along with wife and son in Gomtinagar, Lucknow.
Feb 23, 2022 07:40 AM IST
BSP chief Mayawati after casting her vote in Lucknow
Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati leaves after casting her vote at Lucknow Montessori school polling station during fourth phase of Legislative Assembly elections in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh India.
Feb 23, 2022 07:38 AM IST
Over 38 lakh voters set to cast vote in 4th phase of UP elections
As many as 38,04,114 voters, including 20,26,589 male voters and 17,77,319 female voters are expected to cast their franchise to seal the fate of 109 candidates who are in fray.
Feb 23, 2022 07:18 AM IST
BSP chief Mayawati casts vote in Lucknow
Feb 23, 2022 07:05 AM IST
Voting begins in phase 4 of assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh
Vating has started across the 59 constituencies in the fourth phase of assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh.
Feb 23, 2022 06:28 AM IST
Tight security in Lakhimpur ahead of polls today
Security has been heightened in Lakhimpur Kheri that hogged the national limelight after eight people, including four farmers, were mowed down by a vehicle during a protest. Union Minister Ajay Kumar Mishra's son Ashish Mishra is accused in the case.
"104 companies of CAPF, 10,000 Civil Police personnel and Home Guards have been deployed on the Nepal Border. The borders have been sealed," Sanjeev Suman, Superintendent of Police of Kheri said.