Uttar Pradesh at this juncture is almost done with its first phase of election and the overall voting percentage at 3 pm on Saturday was 52.90%. Till 11 a.m on Saturday, Ghaziabad district witnessed 25.71 per cent voter turnout in five assembly constituencies. Muradabad and Loni assembly constituency witnessed a 23.5 per cent and 27.14 per cent votes respectively. Modinagar constituency assembly recorded 25.23 percent and Sahibabad assembly had a total per cent of 23. Kasganj witnessed 13 per cent polling in the first two hours, Muzaffarnagar 15, Meerut 10, Mathura 11, Noida seven and Greater Noida nine per cent.
The average turnout in five assembly seats of Ghaziabad district and Dhaulana assembly seat was 25.71 per cent. Voting picked up in the first phase of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections within hours of its start at 7 a.m., poll officials said on Saturday.
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The Ëlection Commission told IANS that the technical glitches in the EVM machines were reported in the first hour of the polling booths across Noida, Baghpat, Hathras and Mathura. But problems were attended and taken care on priority basis.
Bright sunshine was a reason for the hike in the voters count and long queues were seen in places like Mathura, Agra, Muzaffarnagar, Meerut (City), Sardhana, Shamli and Noida. The largest constituency in this phase, as per population, is Sahibabad in Ghaziabad and the smallest is Jalesar in Etah.
There are 26,822 polling centres for over two crore voters in the first phase of polling for 73 seats across 15 districts. Fate of 839 candidates will be sealed on Saturday. Amongst popular faces who cast their votes earlier today include Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh, Congressman Pradip Mathur, Sangeet Som and Suresh Rana.
With agency Inputs