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UP Polls: With 57.45% voter turnout, polling for Phase 4 in 9 districts ends today

By Saima Siddiqui 
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UP Polls: With 57.45% voter turnout, polling for Phase 4 in 9 districts ends today

Lucknow: Voting for the fourth phase of the elections in Uttar Pradesh (UP) is taking place on February 23, where 59 assembly constituencies from nine districts are going to the polls. Ahead of the election, campaigning for the fourth phase came to an end on February 21, 48 hours ahead of the big day.

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In the fourth phase of UP Election 2022, 624 candidates are in the fray, of which maximum of 15 candidates are vying for the Sawayajpur assembly seat, while a minimum of six candidates are contesting from Palia Kalan and Sevata assembly seats. 

Among the prominent candidates in this phase are Uttar Pradesh Law Minister Brijesh Pathak, SP’s national spokesperson Anurag Bhadauria, former SP minister Abhishek Mishra, former Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly deputy speaker Nitin Agarwal and Aditi Singh.

UP Polls Phase 4 highlights:

 17:59 (IST)

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Voting ends for 9 district in UP phase 4 polls

Total voter turnout till 5 PM: 57.45%

15:57 (IST)

 49.89% voters turnout recorded till 3 pm.

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13:50 (IST)

37.45% voters turnout recorded till 1 pm.

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13:16 (IST)

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra offers prayers at Mari Mata Temple in Lucknow.

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12:36 (IST)

MoS Home Ajay Mishra Teni leaves from a polling booth in Banbirpur of Lakhimpur Kheri. 

12:35 (IST)

22.62% voters turnout till 11 am

11:04 (IST)

UP Deputy CM Dinesh Sharma casts his vote at a polling booth in Lucknow. 

10:42 (IST)

Defence Minister and BJP leader Rajnath Singh cast his vote at a polling booth in Lucknow.

10:32 (IST)

Multiple EVMs in Lucknow, Banda districts malfunctioning, alleges SP

10:07 (IST)

“If we see the voter percentage of the third round, it is the same as last time. So, it is a good voter percentage. UP has had good percentage. It is our appeal to all voters to cast their vote,” said Awanish Awasthi, Addl Chief Secy, Home Dept, UP Govt. 

09:41 (IST)

9.10% voters turnout recorded till 9 am.

09:26 (IST)

School children knock on the doors of people urging them to cast their votes. 

08:30 (IST)

“BJP will win all six seats in Unnao with a majority. On the basis of all campaigning I did, I can say that CM Yogi will form Govt again by breaking his own 2017 record. I think the numbers may go up to 35,” says BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj after voting at Gadan Khera Primary School in Unnao. 

07:28 (IST)

People queue up to cast their votes at a polling booth in Banbirpur of Lakhimpur Kheri district.

07:11 (IST)

BSP chief Mayawati casts her vote at Municipal Nursery School polling booth in Lucknow. 

07:03 (IST)

Voting begins for Uttar Pradesh Assembl Elections 2022, Phase-4.

List of assembly constituencies going to Poll in 4th phase

Serial No.

ConstituenciesDistricts

1

PilibhitPilibhit

2

BarkheraPilibhit

3

PuranpurPilibhit

4

BisalpurPilibhit

5

PaliaKheri

6

NighasanKheri

7

Gola GokrannathKheri

8

Sri NagarKheri

9

DhaurahraKheri

10

LakhimpurKheri

11

KastaKheri

12

MohammdiKheri

13

MaholiSitapur

14

SitapurSitapur

15

HargaonSitapur

16

LaharpurSitapur

17

BiswanSitapur

18

SevataSitapur

19

MahmoodabadSitapur

20

SidhauliSitapur

21

MisrikhSitapur

22

SawaijpurHardoi

23

ShahabadHardoi

24

HardoiHardoi

25

GopamauHardoi

26

SandiHardoi

27

Bilgram-MallanwanHardoi

28

BalamauHardoi

29

SandilaHardoi

30

BangermauUnnao

31

SafipurUnnao

32

MohanUnnao

33

UnnaoUnnao

34

BhagwantnagarUnnao

35

PurwaUnnao

36

MalihabadLucknow

37

Bakshi Kaa TalabLucknow

38

Sarojini NagarLucknow

39

Lucknow WestLucknow

40

Lucknow NorthLucknow

41

Lucknow EastLucknow

42

Lucknow CentralLucknow

43

Lucknow Cantt.Lucknow

44

MohanlalganjLucknow

45

BachhrawanRae Bareli

46

HarchandpurRae Bareli

47

Rae BareliBanda

48

SareniBanda

49

UnchaharBanda

50

TindwariBanda

51

BaberuBanda

52

NarainiBanda

53

BandaBanda

54

JahanabadFatehpur

55

BindkiFatehpur

56

FatehpurFatehpur

57

Ayah ShahFatehpur

58

HusainganjFatehpur

59

KhagaFatehpur

 

Voting will be held at 13,813 polling stations and 24,580 polling booths in 208 police station areas. According to the Election Commission, 2.3 crore people, including 1.14 crore men and 99.3 lakh women, are eligible to vote, for which 24,643 polling booths and 13,817 poling centres have been set up in this phase. A total of 137 ‘pink booths’ have been made to specially motivate women for voting. At these pink booths, 36 women inspectors and sub-inspectors, and 277 women constables and chief constables have been deployed. 

Three assembly constituencies — Hussainganj, Bindki and Fatehpur — have been kept in the ‘sensitive’ category. A total of 3,393 polling booths are being considered as ‘critical’. 

Security has been tightened in Lakhimpur Kheri for the fourth phase of polling. “104 companies of CAPF, 10,000 Civil Police personnel and Home Guards have been deployed on the Nepal Border. The borders have been sealed,” Sanjeev Suman, Superintendent of Police of Kheri said. 

As per the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), a total of 27% of candidates contesting in the fourth phase of UP assembly elections are facing criminal cases, while 37 % have declared assets valued at more than Rs 1 crore.

Among the major parties, 31 out of 58 candidates from Congress, 26 out of 59 candidates from Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), 30 out of 57 candidates from Samajwadi Party (SP), 23 out of 57 candidates from BJP, and 11 out of 45 candidates from AAP have declared criminal cases against them. Whereas, the average of assets per candidate contesting in the UP Assembly Elections 2022 Phase 4 is Rs 2.46 crore.

Just like the previous phases, the polling will begin at 7 am and continue till 6 pm.

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