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Assembly polls : 2nd phase polling concludes for UP, Uttarakhand, Goa records maximum voter turnout with 75%

By Saima Siddiqui 
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Lucknow: Voting for the second phase of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls is underway across 165 seats spanning Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Goa tomorrow, today on February 14, 2022. The campaigning for polls ended on Sunday evening.

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UP votes for 55 seats in second phase

In UP, this is the second phase of polling. The first phase was held on Feb 10. Polling will be held in nine districts of Saharanpur, Bijnor, Moradabad, Sambhal, Rampur, Amroha, Badaun, Bareilly and Shahjahanpur for 55 assembly seats. Voting begins at 7.00 am and will continue till 6.00 pm. There are around 586 candidates are in the poll fray out of which 69 are women candidates.

Uttarakhand votes for 70 seats

With more than 81 lakh voters Uttarakhand will decide the fate of 632 candidates fighting from 70-seat Assembly across 13 districts, commencing from 8 am till 6 pm on Monday. The BJP is seeking a second consecutive term in office.

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Incumbent Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami will contest from his current constituency, Khatima, while former CM Harish Rawat will contest from Lalkuwa. Also, state cabinet ministers Satpal Maharaj, Subodh Uniyal, Arvind Pandey, Dhan Singh Rawat and Rekha Arya are among some important candidates contesting in these polls.

Goa votes for 40 assembly seats

The coastal state of Goa, with over 11 lakh electorates, will decide the fate of 301 candidates contesting from 40 Assembly seats.

Chief Minister Pramod Sawant will contest from Sanquelim seat. The Congress has fielded Dharmesh Saglani and the TMC named Manoj Gandhi Amonkar against Sawant.

Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections 2022, Phase-2 LIVE:

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6:27 PM (IST)

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

Polling officials seal Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) and VVPATs after conclusion of second phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections; visuals from a polling booth in Rampur Assembly constituency.

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5:46 PM (IST)

Goa records 75% voter turnout, UP 60%, Uttarakhand 59% till 5 PM
Goa recorded 75.29% voter turnout and Uttarakhand 59.37% till 5 pm, shows Election Commission data. Uttar Pradesh witnessed 60.44% voting in the second phase of Assembly elections.

District-wise voter turnout till 5 pm:

Saharanpur – 67.13%

Amroha– 66.19%

Sambhal– 56.93%

Bijnore — 61.48%

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Moradabad– 64.88%

Rampur– 60.30%

Bareilly — 57.88%

Shahjahanpur — 55.25%

Badaun — 55.91%

Goa polls 2022: 75.29% voter turnout till 5 pm

Goa recorded 75.29 per cent voter turnout till 5 pm as the single-phase polling for all the 40 assembly constituencies in the state is underway on Monday.
The polling in the coastal state began at 7 am and will end at 6 pm today. According to Election Commission, Sanquelim from where Chief Minister Pramod Sawant is contesting Goa Assembly polls continues to witness the highest percentage of voters’ turnout of 88.07 per cent followed by Sanguem with 84.61 per cent voter turnout.

4:46 PM (IST)

UP Polls 2022: SP alleges VVPAT machine throwing BJP slip on voting for it

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.” 

3:54 PM (IST)

Uttarakhand polls 2022: Nearly 50 per cent voter turnout till 3 pm

3:46 PM (IST)

UP Polls 2022: 51.9% voter turnout till 3 pm

3:43 PM (IST)

Goa records turnout of 60.18% till 3 pm
Goa records turnout of 60.18% till 3 pm. In 2017, the coastal state had registered a turnout of 82.56%.

Polling recorded till 1 pm

13:49 PM(IST)

An average voter turnout of 39.07% has been recorded till 1 pm with the highest in Saharanpur and Moradabad districts.

District wise-polling till 1pm

PM Modi in Kanpur Dehat

“The ‘Parivaarwadi’ will again be defeated by the people of Uttar Pradesh. The festival of colours – Holi will be celebrated in Uttar Pradesh on March 10 itself”.

‘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.

12:38 PM(IST)

Election Commission shares some glimpses of people voting during the second phase of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election.

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.

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%

11:49 AM(IST)

23.03% votes recorded till 11am in 2nd phase

11:25 AM(IST)

22.76 percent polling till 11am in Bareilly

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

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 who recently joined Samajwadi Party, showing their inked fingers after casting their vote at Sadar tensile, Bareilly.

09:54 AM(IST)

Priyanka Gandhi urges voters to vote for progress and development in her tweets.

10:49 (IST)

Minister Satpal Maharaj casts his vote

Uttarakhand Cabinet Minister Satpal Maharaj casts his vote at Chaubattakhal assembly constituency, Pauri Garhwal.

10:37 (IST)

According to the EC, Saharanpur recorded a voter turnout of 9.77 per cent till 9 am, Bijnor 10.01 per cent, Rampur 8.37 per cent, Budaun 9.14 per cent, Bareilly 8.36 per cent and Shahjahanpur 9.18 per cent.

Whereas, Amroha witnessed the highest percentage of voter turnout of 10.83 per cent followed by Sambhal (10.76 per cent) and Moradabad (9.86 per cent).

10:18 (IST)

09:51 (IST)

Goa CM Pramod Sawant casts his vote in Kothambi. After getting inked the leader from in Kothambi Village appealed to public to come out in huge numbers to vote.

Goa CM Pramod Sawant casts his vote in Kothambi #GoaElections2022 pic.twitter.com/6m1qTcJmdn

09:50 (IST)

Voter turnout till 9am registered at all three states underway polling:

Goa registers 11.04% voting, Uttar Pradesh 9.45%, while Uttarakhand reports minimum polling with 5.15%.

09:05 (IST)

Uttarakhand CM and BJP candidate from Khatima, Pushkar Singh Dhami casts his vote.

08:58 (IST)

BJP leader and Union Minister, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi casts his vote at a polling booth in Rampur for the second phase of Uttar Pradesh polls.

08:50 (IST)

Utpal Parrikar visits polling booths in Panaji

Son of former Goa CM late Manohar Parrikar, Utpal Parrikar, visits polling booths in Panaji. He is contesting as an independent candidate in the constituency.

Son of former Goa CM late Manohar Parrikar, Utpal Parrikar, visits polling booths in Panaji

08:25 (IST)

BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi stands in a queue at a polling booth in Rampur to cast his vote for the second phase of Uttar Pradesh Elections 2022.

08:11 (IST)   

Pics: Voters queue up outside polling booths in Goa

From senior citizens, to first-time voters, people in Goa turn out to exercise their franchise.

08:10 (IST)

PM Modi urges people to turn to cast their vote in record numbers

07:09 (IST)
Goa Governor PS Sreedharan Pillai, wife cast their votes

Goa Governor PS Sreedharan Pillai and his wife Reetha Sreedharan cast their votes at a polling booth in Taleigao Assembly constituency.

Goa Governor PS Sreedharan Pillai, wife cast their votes

07:06 (IST)

Voting kicks off in Goa, 55 Uttar Pradesh seats; Uttarakhand to start at 8 am

Voting kicked off in Goa and the 55 seats of Uttar Pradesh at 7 am on Monday, while polling in Uttarakhand is scheduled to start at 8 am.

06:54 (IST)   

BJP promises civil code if reforms government in Uttarakhand; Congress sees desperation

The last day of campaigning for the Uttarakhand polls was marked by two firsts: a promise of uniform civil code by Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami; and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s prescence for the first and only day for the BJP in the state.

The Congress sees in both, BJP’s last-minute desperation for polarisation.

Yogi campaigning in Uttarakhand ahead polls

06: 38 (IST)

Preparations underway in Uttarakhand ahead Assembly elections 2022.

06:10 (IST)

Goa all set for voting.

Five state; UP, Punjab, Manipur, Goa, and Uttarakhand will vote in February-March.

The elections in Uttar Pradesh will take place in seven phases, while Manipur will see a two-phase election and Punjab will vote on February 20. The counting of votes for the Assembly polls of the five states will be held on March 10.

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