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Lok Sabha election: Uttar Pradesh records 47.55% voter turnout till 3pm

May 20, 2024 04:45 PM IST

Lok Sabha election: Voting for the 14 Uttar Pradesh Lok Sabha seats is underway in the fifth round of the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections.

The voting in the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh has registered a voter turnout of nearly 47.55 per cent till 5pm.

Lok Sabha election 2024 phase 5 Uttar Pradesh voting
Lok Sabha election 2024 phase 5 Uttar Pradesh voting

The polling in the 14 constituencies—Mohanlalganj, Lucknow, Rae Bareli, Amethi, Jalaun, Jhansi, Hamirpur, Banda, Fatehpur, Barabanki, Kaushambi, Faizabad, Kaiserganj, and Gonda—began at 7 am and will conclude by 6pm. Uttar Pradesh, the state with the highest representation in the 543-member Lok Sabha, is among the few states along with West Bengal and Bihar to hold polling in all phases.

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According to the Election Commission of India (ECI), Barabanki has recorded the highest voter turnout of 55.35 per cent till 3pm. This is followed by Jhansi at 52.53 per cent, Mohanlalganj at 51.08 per cent, Hamirpur at 48.87 per cent, Faizabad at 48.66 per cent, and Banda at 48.08 per cent.

The polling percentage in Fatehpur was at 47.25 per cent, Rae Bareli at 47.83 per cent, Jalan at 46.22 per cent, Amethi at 45.13 per cent, Gonda at 43.23 per cent, Kaushambi at 43.01 per cent, Lucknow at 41.90 per cent, and Kaiserganj at 46.01 per cent, the Election Commission data showed.

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Voting for the 14 Uttar Pradesh Lok Sabha seats is underway in the fifth round of the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections.

According to the Election Commission, there are 144 candidates in the fray in the fifth phase of polling. The Election Commission had received 466 nomination forms - out of which 147 were scrutinised.

Some of the key candidates from Uttar Pradesh include Congress leader Rahul Gandhi from Rae Bareli, union minister Smirti Irani from Amethi, defence minister Rajnath Singh from Lucknow and Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh's son Karan Bhushan Singh from Kaiserganj. Notably, Brij Bhushan, the former president of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI), was accused of sexual harassment by several female grapplers.

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