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Voting for phase 6 of UP polls across 10 districts ends with total 53.31% voter turnout

By Saima Siddiqui 
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Lucknow: Voting for the sixth phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls began on Thursday, for 57 seats across 10 districts — Gorakhpur, Ballia, Kushinagar, Basti, Sant Kabir Nagar, Ambedkar Nagar and Deoria. This polling will seal the fate of political heavyweights like incumbent Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, the Congress’ Ajay Kumar Lallu and Samajwadi Party’s Swami Prasad Maurya.

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turnout of 55.76% was recorded on February 27 in the fifth phase of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls for 61 seats spread across 12 districts. The seventh and the final phase will be held on March 7 and the results will be declared on March 10.

Uttar Pradesh elections Phase 6 LIVE Updates:

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No party in world lies as much as BJP, its leaders: Akhilesh hits from Varanasi

Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday claimed that no other political party in the world lies as much as the BJP and its leaders, and hit out at it for keeping the youth waiting for jobs in the last five years even as it kept on selling all government properties.

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Up recorded 46.70% voters turnout till 3 pm during ongoing polling across 10 districts in the sixth phase.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing a rally in Jaunpur, in poll bound UP, says, “BJP’s victory in assembly polls necessary as Uttar Pradesh is moving on development path, it should not stop now”.

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Voter turnout stands at 36.33% till 1pm.

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Union home minister Amit Shah holds public meeting in Mau, Uttar Pradesh, targets rival Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav.

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21.79% voter turnout recorded till 11am during ongoing polling across 10 districts in the sixth phase of UP assembly polls.

As per govt data, the highest turnout of 9.88% has been recorded in Basti, followed by 9.64% in Kushinagar and 9.46% in Ambedkarnagar.

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BJP candidate Dayashankar Singh alleges attack by SP workers, his opponent Narad Rai booked

The BJP’s Ballia Sadar candidate Dayashankar Singh has been allegedly attacked in Akhar village after which a case was lodged against Samajwadi Party nominee Narad Rai and his supporters, police said on Thursday.

Narad Rai’s nephew Ashish Rai has been arrested, they said. SHO of Dubhar police station said that on the complaint of Dayashankar Singh, a case was registered on Wednesday night against Rai and his supporters on charges of threatening to kill and damaging a vehicle.

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BJP candidate Dayashankar Singh alleges attack by SP workers, his opponent Narad Rai booked

The BJP’s Ballia Sadar candidate Dayashankar Singh has been allegedly attacked in Akhar village after which a case was lodged against Samajwadi Party nominee Narad Rai and his supporters, police said on Thursday.

Narad Rai’s nephew Ashish Rai has been arrested, they said. SHO of Dubhar police station said that on the complaint of Dayashankar Singh, a case was registered on Wednesday night against Rai and his supporters on charges of threatening to kill and damaging a vehicle.

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UP polls 6th phase: About 9 per cent polling till 9 am

About 9 per cent voting was witnessed in the first two hours for the sixth phase of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls on Thursday. The prominent faces among the 676 candidates contesting on 57 seats spread across 10 districts in this phase include Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath from Gorakhpur Urban and state Congress president Ajay Kumar Lallu from Tamkuhi Raj. The voting started at 7 am and will continue till 6 pm.

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If BJP can make chaiwala’s son PM, it can make son of Nishad anything: Sanjay Nishad

Speaking about his chances of getting a cabinet post if BJP comes to power in Uttar Pradesh, Nishad Party founder Sanjay Nishad said: “When BJP can make an ordinary Chaiwala’s son as the PM, then the party can make the son of a Nishad anything.”

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Rebels loose ends in BSP’s Ambedkar Nagar bastion, but there is a common thread: Mayawati

A statue of Dr B R Ambedkar in Dahiyavar village under the Tanda Assembly constituency of Ambedkar Nagar district is gathering dust, with the stairs to its platform broken. The statue was announced and inaugurated by Lalji Verma, when he was the BSP MLA from the seat. But, Verma is now contesting from neighbouring Katehri on a Samajwadi Party ticket.

People in Dahiyavar village, predominantly Dalits, are not happy about Verma’s defection to the SP, in June last year. And say it won’t affect their vote, which remains for the BSP. “We vote for Behenji (Mayawati), irrespective of the candidate… Verma became who he is today because of our support. He may even win, but he will not get the backing of Balasaheb’s followers,” says Dhruvchand, 45, a local ‘medical practitioner’. 

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UP Minister Anand Swarup Shukla casts vote in Ballia

UP Minister Anand Swarup Shukla, contesting from Ballia, casts his vote in the 6th phase of Assembly polls. 

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Watch: Yogi Adityanath casts his vote in Gorakhpur

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath casts his vote at Primary School Gorakhnath Kanya Nagar Kshetra, in Gorakhpur, for the 6th phase of Uttar Pradesh assembly elections.

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