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UP elections 2022 Highlights: 2nd phase polling for 55 seats concludes

Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections 2022 Live Updates: The third round of voting will take place on February 20, while the seventh and final leg will be held on March 7.
UP Election 2022 Latest News: Voters stand in queue to cast votes in Bijnor booth amid the second phase of assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.
UP Election 2022 Latest News: Voters stand in queue to cast votes in Bijnor booth amid the second phase of assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.

Voting for the second phase of elections in UP ended at 6pm on Monday. A total of 586 candidates, across 55 constituencies and nine districts, were in the fray in this phase. Among these 55 seats, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won 38 in the 2017 elections, followed by the Samajwadi Party (SP) at 13, the Congress and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) with two seats each....Read More

Some of the prominent candidates who contested in the second phase of elections on Monday included SP leader Azam Khan (Rampur) and state ministers Baldev Singh Aulakh (Bilaspur) and Suresh Khanna (Bilaspur).

In the first phase of assembly elections for 58 assembly constituencies on February 10, Uttar Pradesh recorded a voter turnout of over 60%.

 

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Feb 14, 2022 10:49 PM IST

PM Modi says Samajwadi Party brings in new ally in each election

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday took a jibe at the Samajwadi Party (SP) and said the party brings in a new ally in each election and wondered if it could be trusted by the people. Read more

Feb 14, 2022 6:27 PM IST

Second phase polling for Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, for 55 seats, concludes, reports ANI

The polling for the second phase of Assembly elections has concluded in Uttar Pradesh. Poll officials were spotted sealing Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) and VVPATs after conclusion of the second phase polling.

Feb 14, 2022 6:07 PM IST

Residents of Narau village in Shekhupur Assembly boycott polling

Feb 14, 2022 5:56 PM IST

UP records 60.44% voter turnout so far

Uttar Pradesh has witnessed 60.44 per cent voting in the second phase of Assembly elections thus far. 

Feb 14, 2022 5:38 PM IST

‘Baseless’: Additional CEO after SP alleges tampering of VVPAT machine in Behat

The Samajwadi Party on Monday alleged tampering of VVPAT machine in Behat Assembly located in Saharanpur district. Responding to the allegations additional CEO Brahm Dev Ram Tiwari said, “The allegation has been found to be totally baseless.” 

Feb 14, 2022 4:39 PM IST

UP witnesses 51.93% voter turnout till 3pm

Uttar Pradesh witnessed 51.93 per cent voter turnout till 3pm in the second phase of Assembly elections, says additional CEO Brahma Deo Ram Tiwari.

Feb 14, 2022 4:26 PM IST

Cricketer Mohammed Shami casts his vote in Amroha

Cricketer Mohammed Shami on Monday cast his vote in his paternal village Sahaspur Alipur in Amroha district.

Feb 14, 2022 3:46 PM IST

District-wise voting percentage till 3pm

Voting percentage on all seats in respective districts till 3 pm-

Saharanpur (7seats) — 46.86%

Amroha( 4 seats) — 60.05 %

Sambhal(4 seats) — 49.11 %

Bijnore (8 seats) — 51.80%

Moradabad(6 seats) — 55.60 %

Rampur( 5 seats) — 52.74%

Feb 14, 2022 3:33 PM IST

BSP slams Yogi over ‘elephant of Behenji’ remark

UP CM's "elephant of Behenji" comment against Dalits, backward, deprived sections, said Mayawati's BSP.

Feb 14, 2022 2:58 PM IST

When loot is caught, Akhilesh feels pain: Amit Shah

"When loot money is caught, Akhilesh feels pain in stomach. Piles of cash were recovered in raid on a perfume businessman of SP. Akhilesh said it was a political raid. Let's assume it was a political raid. But what was your (to Akhilesh) relation with that businessman, asked Union Home Min Amit Shah.

Feb 14, 2022 1:47 PM IST

Voter turnout recorded at 39.07% till 1pm

The voting percentage across all districts was recorded at 39.07% till 1pm in the second phase of elections.

Feb 14, 2022 1:10 PM IST

‘Before 2017, dynasts were ruling, now double-engine govt,’ says Modi in UP

"Before 2017, the Dynasts were ruling, the UP reported ration scam, poor were deprived of the food grain through forged ration cards. The poor used to be hungry. The double engine government changed that and crores are getting double benefit of the free ration. They kept getting food grains even in the pandemic.

"Double engine government gave free houses, earlier government were totally indifferent even after the Centre was sending money, but they were not ready to make the houses for poor," the Prime Minister said.

Feb 14, 2022 12:51 PM IST

‘BJP govt in UP inevitable, Yogi is coming back,’ PM Modi in Kanpur

"The second phase trend and voting for the first phase has cleared four things: BJP government is inevitable, Yogi is coming back strongly. Secondly, all castes, voters of all sections without getting divided in villages and cities are voting for development and the BJP. Third, our mother, sisters, daughters, have taken up the BJP flag to ensure its victory, they want safety and dignity. and fourth, our Muslim sisters silently have made up their mind and coming out to bless Modi. They know those who are there for them in time in need is a real friend," says PM Modi in Kanpur.

PM is in Uttar Pradesh today to campaign for 52 seats of Kanpur and Bundelkhand region.

Feb 14, 2022 12:14 PM IST

SP chief Akhilesh Yadav accuses district officials of threatening voters 

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav has written a letter to the Election Commission accusing district officials of mounting pressure on voters and threatening them so that they boycott voting and go home.

He also asked the EC to look into the EVM glitch at multiple locations in the state, requesting for an intervention.

Feb 14, 2022 11:58 AM IST

District-wise polling percentage till 11am

Voting percentage on all seats in respective districts till 11am:

Saharanpur (7seats) — 25.26%

Amroha (4 seats) — 22.99%

Sambhal(4 seats — 22. 95%

Bijnore (9 seats) — 24.34%

Moradabad(8 seats) — 25.99%

Rampur(5 seats) — 21.76%

Bareilly (9 seats) — 22.76%

Feb 14, 2022 11:49 AM IST

23.03% votes recorded till 11am in 2nd phase

Feb 14, 2022 11:25 AM IST

22.76 percent polling till 11am in Bareilly

Voter turnout till 11am in 9 constituencies in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh.
Voter turnout till 11am in 9 constituencies in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh.

Voter turnout recorded at 22.76 per cent till 11am in Bareilly.

Feb 14, 2022 10:43 AM IST

Former Congress MP from Bareilly Praveen Singh Aron, his wife cast vote

Former Congress MP from Bareilly Praveen Singh Aron and his wife Supriya Aron, former Bareilly mayor.
Former Congress MP from Bareilly Praveen Singh Aron and his wife Supriya Aron, former Bareilly mayor.

Former Congress MP from Bareilly Praveen Singh Aron and his wife Supriya Aron, former Bareilly mayor who recently joined Samajwadi Party, showing their inked fingers after casting their vote at Sadar tensile, Bareilly.

Feb 14, 2022 9:58 AM IST

9.45% voter turnout recorded in Uttar Pradesh till 9am

The average voter turnout till 9am in the second phase of polling in Uttar Pradesh was recorded at 9.45%, according to the Vidhan Sabha general election statement.

Feb 14, 2022 9:56 AM IST

UP elections: District-wise polling percentage till 9am

Voting percentage on all seats in respective districts till 9 am: 

Saharanpur (7 seats) — 9.77%

Amroha (4 seats) — 10.83%

Sambhal (4 seats) — 10.78%

Bijnore (9 seats) — 10.01%

Moradabad (8 seats) — 10.03%

Rampur (5 seats) — 8.37%

Bareilly (9 seats) — 8.31%

Feb 14, 2022 9:16 AM IST

Minor delay in Saharanpur as EVM fails to function, people wait in long queue

The EVM at booth no. 125 has not been working in Nakur Vidhan Sabha of Saharanpur.

Feb 14, 2022 9:13 AM IST

People wait to cast vote in Sambhal as EVM stops working

People waiting to cast their votes in Sambhal where the EVM is not working at booth no. 378 , in Ginnaur village Sikraura Khadar. Polling team is trying to repair the machine.

Feb 14, 2022 8:33 AM IST

Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi stands in queue to cast vote in Rampur

Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi in queue with voters in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh.
Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi in queue with voters in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh.

Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi seen standing in a queue at a polling booth in Rampur to cast his vote in the second phase of Uttar Pradesh assembly elections.

Feb 14, 2022 8:03 AM IST

Watch: UP CM Yogi Adityanath speaks in length to ANI 

Feb 14, 2022 7:51 AM IST

UP polls: BJP will secure 300 seats this time, says CM Adityanath

The Bharatiya Janata Party is winning the state Assembly polls by securing over 300 seats, the Uttar Pradesh chief minister said, speaking to ANI. "Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and with the blessing of the people, the double-engine government is coming back for the tenure. I can say with confidence that the BJP will form the government in the state," CM Yogi Adityanath said.

Feb 14, 2022 7:44 AM IST

‘This election is 80 vs 20,’ says Yogi, shows confidence on BJP's victory

“It's a reaction to action. I said 80 per cent people are with BJP and 20 per cent always oppose us, and they will do so this time too. I didn't say it the context of religion or caste. The 80 per cent includes those who are happy with the govt's agenda of security and development; the 20 per cent includes people with negative mentality who always oppose, and support mafias and criminals. After the first phase of polls, it is clear that this election is truly 80 vs 20. BJP has received support from over 80% people,” says UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath in an interview with ANI.

Feb 14, 2022 7:16 AM IST

UP minister Suresh Kumar Khanna offers prayers at Hanuman Dham temple in Shahjahanpur

Feb 14, 2022 7:12 AM IST

Voting begins for second phase of polls in UP

Voting has started for the second phase of elections in Uttar Pradesh. 

Feb 14, 2022 6:46 AM IST

PM Modi urges eligible voters to vote in record numbers

Feb 14, 2022 6:24 AM IST

Azam Khan, former UP minister Dharam Singh Saini among major candidates in the fray

The major candidates for the second phase of assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh include Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan, state ministers Baldev Singh Aulakh and Suresh Khanna, and former Yogi minister Dharam Singh Saini who joined the SP. 

Feb 14, 2022 6:18 AM IST

Second phase of polling to begin in Uttar Pradesh

The second phase of elections for 55 assembly constituencies in Uttar Pradesh will begin at 7am. 

Feb 14, 2022 7:44 AM IST

‘This election is 80 vs 20,’ says Yogi, shows confidence on BJP's victory

“It's a reaction to action. I said 80 per cent people are with BJP and 20 per cent always oppose us, and they will do so this time too. I didn't say it the context of religion or caste. The 80 per cent includes those who are happy with the govt's agenda of security and development; the 20 per cent includes people with negative mentality who always oppose, and support mafias and criminals. After the first phase of polls, it is clear that this election is truly 80 vs 20. BJP has received support from over 80% people,” says UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath in an interview with ANI.

Feb 14, 2022 7:16 AM IST

UP minister Suresh Kumar Khanna offers prayers at Hanuman Dham temple in Shahjahanpur

Feb 14, 2022 7:12 AM IST

Voting begins for second phase of polls in UP

Voting has started for the second phase of elections in Uttar Pradesh. 

Feb 14, 2022 6:46 AM IST

PM Modi urges eligible voters to vote in record numbers

Feb 14, 2022 6:24 AM IST

Azam Khan, former UP minister Dharam Singh Saini among major candidates in the fray

The major candidates for the second phase of assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh include Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan, state ministers Baldev Singh Aulakh and Suresh Khanna, and former Yogi minister Dharam Singh Saini who joined the SP. 

Feb 14, 2022 6:18 AM IST

Second phase of polling to begin in Uttar Pradesh

The second phase of elections for 55 assembly constituencies in Uttar Pradesh will begin at 7am. 

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