Uttar Pradesh elections Phase 1: Voters pose with the inked finger

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The first phase of assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh took place on Saturday. Aroudn 64% of voters exercised their franchise, the Election Commission said. (Sakib Ali / HT Photo)

The first phase of assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh took place on Saturday. Aroudn 64% of voters exercised their franchise, the Election Commission said. (Sakib Ali / HT Photo)

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Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas with his wife Vasundhara show ink mark after casting their vote in Ghaziabad on Saturday. His party AAP is not contesting the elections but conducted several rallies across UP campaigning against the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (HT Photo)

Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas with his wife Vasundhara show ink mark after casting their vote in Ghaziabad on Saturday. His party AAP is not contesting the elections but conducted several rallies across UP campaigning against the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (HT Photo)

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Women standing in queue to cast their vote at a polling booth in Bisada town of Dadri in Greater Noida on Saturday. The town is politically sensitive after grabbing national headlines in 2015, over lynching of a Muslim man by a Hindu mob on suspicion of storing beef at his place. (Burhaan Kinu / HT photo)

Women standing in queue to cast their vote at a polling booth in Bisada town of Dadri in Greater Noida on Saturday. The town is politically sensitive after grabbing national headlines in 2015, over lynching of a Muslim man by a Hindu mob on suspicion of storing beef at his place. (Burhaan Kinu / HT photo)

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Muslim voters shows the ink mark after casting the vote at Janta Inter College in Jewar constituency of Greater Noida. Assembly elections 2017 started on Saturday with voting in 73 constituencies of western Uttar Pradesh. The region has been marred by communal violence in the last few years. (Sunil Ghosh / HT Photo )

Muslim voters shows the ink mark after casting the vote at Janta Inter College in Jewar constituency of Greater Noida. Assembly elections 2017 started on Saturday with voting in 73 constituencies of western Uttar Pradesh. The region has been marred by communal violence in the last few years. (Sunil Ghosh / HT Photo )

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Voters arrive to cast their vote in Parsaul at Jewar constituency in Greater Noida on Saturday. Uttar Pradesh saw a 64% voter turnout in first phase of assembly polls, the Election Commission said on Saturday. (Sunil Ghosh / Ht photo )

Voters arrive to cast their vote in Parsaul at Jewar constituency in Greater Noida on Saturday. Uttar Pradesh saw a 64% voter turnout in first phase of assembly polls, the Election Commission said on Saturday. (Sunil Ghosh / Ht photo )

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An elderly man being carried to the polling booth to cast his vote in Bisada of Dadri in Greater Noida on Saturday. The assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, along with four other states, are seen as a key mid-term test for Prime Minister Narendra Modi whose government came to power at the Centre in 2014. (Burhaan Kinu / HT photo)

An elderly man being carried to the polling booth to cast his vote in Bisada of Dadri in Greater Noida on Saturday. The assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, along with four other states, are seen as a key mid-term test for Prime Minister Narendra Modi whose government came to power at the Centre in 2014. (Burhaan Kinu / HT photo)

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Muslim women make their way to caste votes at Janata Inter College in Jewar constituency of Greater Noida on Saturday. (sunil gosh / Ht photo)

Muslim women make their way to caste votes at Janata Inter College in Jewar constituency of Greater Noida on Saturday. (sunil gosh / Ht photo)

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People cast their vote at a polling booth in Bisada of Dadri in Greater Noida. The large voter turnout in the first phase of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly election indicates that Jats and other sections of the western region of the state have voted in a decisive manner. (Burhaan Kinu / Ht photo )

People cast their vote at a polling booth in Bisada of Dadri in Greater Noida. The large voter turnout in the first phase of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly election indicates that Jats and other sections of the western region of the state have voted in a decisive manner. (Burhaan Kinu / Ht photo )

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Senior citizens discuss the polls after casting their votes at Parsaul of Greater Noida on Saturday. (Sunil Gosh / HT photo )

Senior citizens discuss the polls after casting their votes at Parsaul of Greater Noida on Saturday. (Sunil Gosh / HT photo )

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A female voter poses on the backdrop of a wall painting, promoting PM Narendra Modi’s Beti bachao, Beti padhao” campaign, after casting her vote in Jewar constituency in Greater Noida on Saturday. (Sunil Ghosh / HT photo )

A female voter poses on the backdrop of a wall painting, promoting PM Narendra Modi’s Beti bachao, Beti padhao” campaign, after casting her vote in Jewar constituency in Greater Noida on Saturday. (Sunil Ghosh / HT photo )

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Muslim women show their ink marked finger after casting their vote at Janata Inter College in Jewar constituency of Greater Noida on Saturday. (Sunil Ghosh / HT photo)

Muslim women show their ink marked finger after casting their vote at Janata Inter College in Jewar constituency of Greater Noida on Saturday. (Sunil Ghosh / HT photo)

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