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Uttar Pradesh election 2024 highlights: Voter turnout of 57.98% recorded till 5pm

Uttar Pradesh election 2024 highlights: Voting for the 14 Uttar Pradesh seats is being held today in the fifth round of the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections.
Voters queue at a polling station in Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya.
Voters queue at a polling station in Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya.

Uttar Pradesh election 2024 highlights: Voting for the 14 Uttar Pradesh Lok Sabha seats was today in the fifth round of the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections. The voting began at 7 am and concluded at 5 pm. Uttar Pradesh, the state with the highest representation in the 543-member Lok Sabha, is the only state with West Bengal and Bihar to hold polling in all the phases....Read More

The 14 seats that went to polls in the fifth phase include - Mohanlalganj, Lucknow, Rae Bareli, Amethi, Jalaun, Jhansi, Hamirpur, Banda, Fatehpur, Barabanki, Kaushambi, Faizabad, Kaiserganj, and Gonda.

Key candidates

According to the Election Commission of India (ECI), 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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May 20, 2024 8:19 PM IST

Uttar Pradesh election 2024 LIVE: Updated voter turnout

A voter turnout of 57.98 per cent was recorded till 5 pm in Uttar Pradesh where polling is underway for the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections in 14 constituencies.

Here's the constituency-wise breakup:

Amethi: 54.40%

Banda 59.64 %

Barabanki: 67.10%

Faizabad: 59.10%

Fatehpur: 57.05%

Gonda: 51.64%

Hamirpur: 60.56%

Jalaun: 56.15%

Jhansi: 63.70%

Kaisarganj: 55.68%

Kaushambi: 52.79%

Lucknow: 52.23%

Mohanlalganj: 62.72%

Rae Bareli: 58.04%

Assembly bypoll:

Lucknow east: 52.25%

May 20, 2024 6:19 PM IST

Uttar Pradesh election 2024 LIVE: Voter turnout of 55.80% recorded till 5pm

A voter turnout of 55.80 per cent was recorded till 5 pm in Uttar Pradesh where polling is underway for the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections in 14 constituencies.

Here's the constituency-wise breakup:

Amethi: 52.68%
Banda 57.38 %
Barabanki: 64.86%
Faizabad 57.36%
Fatehpur 54.56 %
Gonda 50.21%
Hamirpur 57.83%
Jalaun 53.73%
Jhansi 61.18%
Kaisarganj 53.92%
Kaushambi 50.65%
Lucknow 49.88%
Mohanlalganj 60.10%
Rae Bareli: 56.26%

May 20, 2024 5:08 PM IST

Uttar Pradesh election 2024 LIVE: BJP's Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti alleges attack by SP workers in Jahanabad

BJP candidate Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti has alleged that Samajwadi Party workers workers attempted to attack her when she was visiting polling booths in Jahanabad.

According to her, the incident occurred despite the presence of the station officer. Jyoti claimes that her vehicle was surrounded and stones were thrown at it.

May 20, 2024 4:40 PM IST

Uttar Pradesh election 2024 LIVE: Rahul Gandhi offers prayers in Rae Bareli

May 20, 2024 4:12 PM IST

Uttar Pradesh election 2024 LIVE: 47.55 per cent voter turnout till 3 pm

Uttar Pradesh recorded a voter turnout of 47.55 per cent till 3 pm on May 20, while the overall average voter turnout stood at 47.53 percent in the fifth phase.

May 20, 2024 3:45 PM IST

Uttar Pradesh election 2024 LIVE: Heatwave on polling day

IMD predicted that heatwave conditions will persist in west Uttar Pradesh for the next five days, with voters lining up in the scorching heat.

May 20, 2024 3:25 PM IST

Uttar Pradesh election 2024 LIVE: CM Yogi takes dig at Rahul Gandhi

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath said, “Whenever there is any crisis in the country, Rahul Gandhi's name comes first among those who run away from the country.”

May 20, 2024 2:41 PM IST

Uttar Pradesh election 2024 LIVE: DGP Prashant Kumar casts his vote

Uttar Pradesh DGP Prashant Kumar and his wife cast their votes in Lucknow for the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections on Monday.

After casting his vote at a polling station in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh DGP Prashant Kumar said, "I appeal to everyone to cast their votes and select their representatives responsibly. Polling is underway peacefully in the 14 Lok Sabha constituencies in 21 districts."

May 20, 2024 2:19 PM IST

Uttar Pradesh election 2024 LIVE: State-wise voter turnout

According to the poll body, Ladakh recorded the highest voter turnout (52.02 per cent) followed by West Bengal (48.41 per cent), Jharkhand (41.89 per cent), Uttar Pradesh (39.55 per cent), Odisha (35.31 per cent), Jammu and Kashmir (34.79 per cent), Bihar (34.62 per cent) and Maharashtra (27.78 per cent) (PTI)

May 20, 2024 1:37 PM IST

Uttar Pradesh election 2024 LIVE: UP records a voter turnout of 39.55% till 1 pm

Uttar Pradesh has recorded a voter turnout of 39.55 percent till 1 pm. Voting is being held in 14 constituencies in the state - Mohanlalganj, Lucknow, Rae Bareli, Amethi, Jalaun, Jhansi, Hamirpur, Banda, Fatehpur, Barabanki, Kaushambi, Faizabad, Kaiserganj, and Gonda.

May 20, 2024 1:35 PM IST

Uttar Pradesh election 2024 LIVE: BJP, SP workers clash at polling booth in Fatehpur

A group of BJP and SP workers clashed at a polling booth in Uttar Pradesh's Fatehpur over accusation of bogus voting.

May 20, 2024 12:22 PM IST

Uttar Pradesh election 2024 LIVE: BJP MP Brij Bhushan Singh casts his vote in Kaiserganj

BJP MP Brij Bhushan Singh casts his vote at a polling station in Kaiserganj. His son Karan Bhushan Sharan Singh is a BJP candidate from Kaiserganj.

May 20, 2024 12:16 PM IST

Uttar Pradesh election 2024 LIVE: Rahul Gandhi arrives at polling booth in Rae Bareli to cast his vote

Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi arrives at Gandhi Vidyalya Bachhrawan, Rae Bareli, to cast his vote in the fifth phase of Lok Sabha election.

May 20, 2024 11:51 AM IST

Uttar Pradesh election 2024 LIVE: Ram temple priest casts his vote in Ayodhya

Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Temple chief priest Acharya Satyendra Das casts his vote at a polling booth in Ayodhya.

May 20, 2024 11:49 AM IST

Uttar Pradesh election 2024 LIVE: Voter turnout in 14 UP constituencies by 11 am

Amethi - 27.20%

Banda - 29.25%

Barabanki - 30.60%

Faizabad - 29.05%

Fatehpur - 28.54%

Gonda - 26.68%

Hamirpur - 28.24%

Jalaun - 26.97%

Jhansi - 29.82%

Kaiserganj - 27.92%

Kaushambi - 26.12%

Lucknow - 22.11%

Mohanlalganj - 28.52%

Rae Bareli - 28.10%

May 20, 2024 11:03 AM IST

Uttar Pradesh election 2024 LIVE: UP Electricity Regulatory Commission chairman, Arvind Kumar, casts his vote

UP Electricity Regulatory Commission chairman, Arvind Kumar, casts his vote
UP Electricity Regulatory Commission chairman, Arvind Kumar, casts his vote

The UP Electricity Regulatory Commission chairman, Arvind Kumar, voted with his family members in UP.

May 20, 2024 10:44 AM IST

Uttar Pradesh election 2024 LIVE: Rajnath Singh casts his vote in Lucknow

Defence Minister and BJP candidate from Lucknow Lok Sabha seat, Rajnath Singh shows his inked finger after casting his vote. Singh is contesting the election from Lucknow and is pitted against sitting Samajwadi Party MLA Ravidas Mehrotra.

May 20, 2024 9:56 AM IST

Uttar Pradesh election 2024 LIVE: 12.89% voter turnout recorded till 9 am

Uttar Pradesh has recorded a voter turnout of 12.89 percent till 9 am so far.

May 20, 2024 9:26 AM IST

Uttar Pradesh election 2024 LIVE: Smriti Irani casts her vote at a polling station in Amethi

BJP MP and candidate from Amethi Lok Sabha seat, Smriti Irani arrives at a polling station in Amethi to cast her vote. Irani is contesting against Congress leader KL Sharma from this seat.

May 20, 2024 8:23 AM IST

Uttar Pradesh election 2024 LIVE: Brij Bhushan Singh on his son's candidature

BJP MP Brij Bhushan Singh on his son Karan Bhushan Singh's candidature said, “Everyone is happy with his candidature. Karan Bhushan Singh is attached to the youth of Gona. He is a National player so he is interested in sports as he is in other things.”

May 20, 2024 7:35 AM IST

Uttar Pradesh election 2024 LIVE: Smriti Irani appeals people to vote

Union minister Smriti Irani on Monday urged people to exercise their franchise in the fifth phase of polling today.

“Festival of democracy, pride of the nation…Today is the day of the fifth phase of voting for the Lok Sabha elections. All respected voters are requested to definitely vote. Your every vote will form the basis of a 'developed India' and will prove invaluable in making India a leader and self-reliant on the global stage,” she wrote on X.

May 20, 2024 7:32 AM IST

Uttar Pradesh election 2024 LIVE: Mayawati casts her vote

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president Mayawati casts her vote in Uttar Pradesh's Lucknow on Monday morning.

May 20, 2024 7:14 AM IST

Uttar Pradesh election 2024 LIVE: Lowest number of candidates in Jalaun, highest in Fatehpur

The lowest number of candidates is six in Jalaun. The maximum number of candidates is in Fatehpur, where 15 people are contesting the election.

May 20, 2024 7:13 AM IST

Uttar Pradesh election 2024 LIVE: Key constituencies and candidates

Rae Bareli, Uttar Pradesh: Rahul Gandhi of the Congress is contesting from the Rae Bareli seat.

Amethi, Uttar Pradesh: In Amethi, the battle is intense as the Congress aims to reclaim the seat from Union minister for women and child development Smriti Irani. This time, the Congress loyalist KL Sharma is challenging Irani.

Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh: Defence minister Rajnath Singh is eyeing a fourth term from Lucknow. He is pitted against sitting Samajwadi Party MLA Ravidas Mehrotra from Lucknow Central.

Kaiserganj, Uttar Pradesh: The constituency sees a significant change as BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh has been denied a ticket due to charges of sexual harassment, which he denied. The BJP gave the ticket to his son, Karan Bhushan, from the seat.

Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh: This is home to the Ayodhya Ram Temple, from where Lallu Singh is seeking re-election on a BJP ticket. His main rival is Awadhesh Prasad of the Samajwadi Party.

May 20, 2024 7:03 AM IST

Uttar Pradesh election 2024 LIVE: Voting in 14 UP Lok Sabha seats begins

Voting for the 14 Uttar Pradesh Lok Sabha seats in the fifth round of the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections has begun and will conclude by 5 pm today.

May 20, 2024 7:00 AM IST

Uttar Pradesh election 2024 LIVE: Rajanth Singh vs Samajwadi Party candidate in Lucknow

Union defence minister Rajnath Singh is running for a third consecutive term in the Lucknow Lok Sabha seat as a BJP candidate. Against him is Samajwadi Party Ravidas Mehrotra, a sitting MLA.

May 20, 2024 6:58 AM IST

Uttar Pradesh election 2024 LIVE: Voters start reaching polling centres in Lucknow

Voters start reaching polling centres in Lucknow (Hindustan Times)
Voters start reaching polling centres in Lucknow (Hindustan Times)

Voters start reaching polling centres in Lucknow. The voting will begin at 7 am and conclude at 5 pm.

May 20, 2024 6:45 AM IST

Uttar Pradesh election 2024 LIVE: Mock polling held in UP's Kaushambi polling booth

A mock poll was held in the Kaushambi district of UP, and voting was conducted in front of the candidate's polling agents ahead of actual voting as per ECI norms on Monday morning.

May 20, 2024 6:41 AM IST

Uttar Pradesh election 2024 LIVE: Which UP constituencies will go to polls today?

The 14 seats going to polls in the fifth phase include - Mohanlalganj, Lucknow, Rae Bareli, Amethi, Jalaun, Jhansi, Hamirpur, Banda, Fatehpur, Barabanki, Kaushambi, Faizabad, Kaiserganj, and Gonda.

May 20, 2024 6:26 AM IST

Uttar Pradesh election 2024 LIVE: UP CM Yogi Adityanath urges people to vote

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday night urged people to exercise their franchise in the fifth round of voting on Monday.

“Respected fellow voters, tmorrow is the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections. I appeal to all of you to please vote. Your invaluable vote will become the foundation of 'Strong-Safe India' and will realise the resolve of 'Developed India'. Remember- first vote-then have refreshment!” he wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter.

May 20, 2024 6:22 AM IST

Uttar Pradesh election 2024 LIVE: 14 Lok Sabha seats from UP to go to polls today

Voting for the 14 Uttar Pradesh Lok Sabha seats will be held today in the fifth round of the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections. The 14 seats going to polls in the fifth phase include - Mohanlalganj, Lucknow, Rae Bareli, Amethi, Jalaun, Jhansi, Hamirpur, Banda, Fatehpur, Barabanki, Kaushambi, Faizabad, Kaiserganj, and Gonda.

Notably, Uttar Pradesh, the state with the highest representation in the 543-member Lok Sabha, is the only state with West Bengal and Bihar to hold polling in all the phases.

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