Here are updates on all Uttar Pradesh phase 5 elections-related events:
7.20 pm: 4.21 crore of cash, 2.20 lakh litres of liquor worth 6.43 crore, drug worth 47.7 lakh, jewellery worth 53.36 lakh seized in 5th phase: ECI
7.05 pm: 57.36% voter turnout recorded till 5 PM in the fifth phase of UP elections says Election Commission.
6.25 pm: Approx. 57.36% voting recorded till 5 PM in the fifth phase of UP Elections2017
6.03 pm: Sabkuch chamak jaayga mitron,jaise picture mein jaate ho jaadu se sab badal jayga. Gorakhpur mein tapak ke AIIMS ajayga, sadke ban jaengi:RG
6.00 pm: 56 inch ki chhaati ki baat karte hain, shabd to khokhlay hain: Rahul Gandhi in Gorakhpur. #UPPolls
5.59 pm:Modi ji ne picture banayi,jiss mein Actor,actress,producer,Director, cameraman bhi Modi.Kaunsi picture banayi?Dilwale Dulhania le jayenge:RG
5.58 pm: Jaise hi unko (PM Modi) dar lagta hai, nafrat failana shuru kar dete hain, ye unke DNA mein hai, natural hai: Rahul Gandhi in Gorakhpur.
5.56 pm: Aur Babaji, agar jaldi pakad loge taar toh humein aur Rahul Gandhi ko bhi pata chal jayga ki bijli aa rhi hai ya nahin: Akhilesh Yadav,UP CM
5.54 pm: Hum Baba ko kahenge ki Samajwadi log har ghantey logon ko bijli de rahe hain: Akhilesh Yadav, UP CM in Gorakhpur
5.53 pm: Jisne apna zinda rehte murti laga di ho, naak, kaan, munh patthar ki bana di ho, unse kya ummeed karoge vikas ki: Akhilesh Yadav
5.52 pm: Baba bijli waali baat keh rahe the.Hum purane babaon ko jante h,jo kabhi aag apne haath mein rakhte hain aur aag ka kamaal dikhate hain: CM
5.50 pm: Ksi bhi mohalley mein chale jaana Gorakhpur mein, wahan SP ka laptop mil jayga, aur sarkar banne ke baad smartphone bhi denge:Akhilesh Yadav
5.50 pm: Suna hai ek Babaji hain yahan par, unhe bohot chinta hai kabristan aur shamshaan ki: Akhilesh Yadav,CM UP in Gorakhpur. #UPPolls
5.44 pm: Batao koi gadhon ki bhi visheshta jaanna chaahega kya?: UP CM Akhilesh Yadav in Gorakhpur. #UPPolls
5.40 pm: Batao koi gadhon ki bhi visheshta jaanna chaahega kya?: UP CM Akhilesh Yadav in Gorakhpur.
4.40 pm: BJP ke saathi ShivSena,Mumbai mein Purvanchal ke logo se sautela vyavhaar karte h;uska badla Purvanchal ke log lenge:Mayawati in Kushinagar
4:05 pm: “As far as tickets are concerned, it would have been better (if tickets were given to Muslims). We will address their concern by compensating them when we form government in the state,” says Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi.
3:49 pm: 49.19 per cent voting till 3 pm, according to ANI report.
3:45 pm: In Amethi, over 41.5 per cent voter turnout was registered till 1.15 PM, District Returning Officer Yogesh Kumar said. Amethi is also the Lok Sabha constituency of Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi.
3:43 pm: Kumar said that maximum voter turnout was recorded in Gauriganj segment at 45 per cent and the lowest in Jagdishpur (Reserved) segment at 38 per cent.
3:35 pm: “BJP is doing good in Uttar Pradesh. We are confident that we will definitely get a majority. Uttar Pradesh will give good result to BJP,” Union Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman says.
3.15 pm: Maine jab Modi ji se mil kar kisaano ka karza maaf karne ki baat kahi to unke moonh se ek shabd nahi nikla:Rahul Gandhi in Deoria
3.00 pm: Jaise Congress party ne karza maaf kiya tha, waise hi Modiji ko kahiye ki karein, unhone Mallya ka toh kar diya:Rahul Gandhi in Deoria
2:45 pm: Polling is on by and large peacefully in 51 Assembly constituencies spread over 11 districts of the state, poll officials said.
2:40 pm: “Over 40 per cent polling was recorded till noon,” poll officials said here.
2:38 pm: The exercise was slow in the first two hours but picked up pace gradually.
PM Narendra Modi is addressing public meeting in Mau
2:16 pm: And giving tickets to such gangsters is it not a mockery of democracy, asks PM Modi.
2:15 pm: Law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh is a disaster. Crime rate is rising, incidents of loot, rape, riots are reported. This must end, says PM Modi.
2:13 pm: Why do gangsters here keep smiling when they go to jail? This is because they get all facilities inside: PM Modi.
2:11 pm: Central Govt allotted funds for 24×7 power supply in UP. But what stops the SP government from utilising those funds?: PM Modi in Mau
2:08 pm: “You can make fun of Narendra Modi but tell me what have you done for the state,” says PM Modi.
2:03 pm: Why SP government doesn’t care about the farmers in Uttar Pradesh? Why they are not helping farmers in distress? They must answer, says PM Modi.
2:01 pm: We are undertaking measures for welfare of our farmer brothers and sisters. We want their incomes to double by 2022, says PM Modi.
1:56 pm: Do whatever possible to defeat BJP, PM Modi dares SP-Cong and BSP; but don’t ruin the future of UP.
1:53 pm: Punish Congress, SP and BSP for neglecting UP for years, says PM Modi.
1:50 pm: In 1962, then Ghazipur MP Vishwanath had depicted the abysmal poverty that existed in eastern part of Uttar Pradesh while addressing Parliament. Vishwanath had said that people in eastern UP survived on grains of wheat picked from cow-dung, PM Modi says.
1:46 pm: PM Modi hits out at Congress over Jawaharlal Nehru’s legacy, says Congress should be ashamed of asking for votes in Eastern Uttar Pradesh.
1:40 pm: India is scaling newer heights of progress. It is due to the 125 crore Indians. UP too can develop. It needs a stable BJP Government, says PM Modi.
1:35 pm: World now hails India because for the first time in 30 years, there is a stable government, says PM Modi.
1:31 pm: As the elections are progressing, people of Uttar Pradesh have made up their minds to support the BJP, says PM Modi.
1:28 pm: I assure you we are capable of winning majority on our own,but small parties in alliance with us will get representation in cabinet, says PM Modi.
1:25 pm: BJP is different from others. Even after winning the majority on its own, BJP has taken care of its allies, says PM Modi.
1:22 pm: Polling is going on in some areas. So far polling has been peaceful, says PM Modi.
Akhilesh hits out at PM Modi
12:34 pm: Renewing his attack on PM Modi, CM Akhilesh Yadav asks “You wore that expensive suit when US President Barack Obama visited the country. Whom did you imitate then.”
12:32 pm: Akhilesh Yadav takes a jibe at ‘Bua’ Mayawati, says she could go with BJP.
12:20 pm: 27 per cent voting till 11 am, say poll officials.
11:00 am: “12-13 per cent polling was witnessed till 10 am,” poll officials said here.
9:50 am: Mahant Gyandas of Hanuman Gadi casts his vote at a polling booth in Ayodhya.
9:40 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address an election rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Mau.
9:32 am: 10.77 per cent voting in Uttar Pradesh fifth phase assembly elections till 9 am, according to ANI.
9:29 am: BJP MP in Ayodhya Vinay Katiyar raises Ram Temple issue, says it will be built.
9: 05 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi asks voters to exercise their franchise in Phase 5 elections.
9:03 am: Check Out PM Narendra Modi’s tweet
उत्तर प्रदेश में आज पांचवें चरण का मतदान है। मेरा अनुरोध है कि सभी मतदाता लोकतंत्र के इस उत्सव में शामिल हों और भारी संख्या में मतदान करें।
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 27, 2017
9:01 am: BJP president Amit Shah urges electorates in Uttar Pradesh to vote against ‘appeasement’ and ‘dynasty’ politics.
8:58 am: Check out Amit Shah’s tweet
उ.प्र के पांचवें चरण के सभी मतदाताओं से अपील करता हूँ कि प्रदेश में तुष्टिकरण एवं परिवारवाद से मुक्त सरकार बनाने के लिए मतदान अवश्य करें |
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) February 27, 2017
8:27 am: Congress Amethi candidate Amita Singh with husband and Congress MP Sanjay Singh cast their votes.
8:02 am: I am winning with a huge margin and Samajwadi Party Government under Akhilesh Yadav will be in power again, says SP candidate in Amethi Gayatri Prajapati.
7:40 am: Voting in Ambedkarnagar, Amethi, Bahraich, Balrampur, Basti, Faizabad, Gonda, Sant kabir Nagar, Shravasti Siddharthnagar, Sultanpur.
7:02 am: Voting begins in 51 Assembly constituencies.
Voting has begun for the phase 5 polling of Uttar Pradesh Elections 2017. Stakes are high for BJP, SP-Congress alliance, BSP in 51 Assembly constituencies spread across 11 districts. The districts going to polls in this phase are Balrampur, Gonda, Faizabad, Ambedkar Nagar, Bahraich, Shravasti, Siddharth Nagar, Basti, Sant Kabir Nagar, Amethi, and Sultanpur. Due to death of Samajwadi Party candidate Chandrashekhar Kanaujia in Alapur (Ambedkar Nagar), the EC has announced fresh date of voting in this constituency on March 9. The ruling Samajwadi Party had won 37 seats out of 52 (total seats in this phase including Alapur) in 2012. While BJP and Congress won five seats each, BSP had won three and Peace Party won two seats. With certain districts not far from the Nepal border, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made it a point in his speech in Gonda to refer to the Kanpur train tragedy in which 150 people were killed. Modi had said the accident was due to a “conspiracy” and the perpetrators carried it out “sitting across the border” in Nepal.
Shravasti, Balrampur, Sultanpur and Ambedkar Nagar districts had emerged as stronghold of Samajwadi Party which won all the seats there in 2012. In all, 608 candidates are in the fray in this phase with maximum of 24 candidates in Amethi and minimum of six each in Kapilvastu and Etwa seats of Siddharth Nagar district. Prominent contestants in this phase include controversial minister Gayatri Prasad Prajapati (SP), who will be facing Amita Singh (Congress) and Garima Singh (BJP) in Amethi, the Lok Sabha constituency of Rahul Gandhi. Amita is the wife of Congress leader Sanjay Singh, while Garima is his estranged spouse, making it a “rani versus rani” contest. 1.84 crore voters, including 96 lakh women, will also decide the fate of ministers Vinod Kumar Singh alias Pandit Singh from Tarabganj (Gonda), Tej Narain Pandey alias Pawan Pandey from Ayodhya and BSP state president Ram Achal Rajbhar from Akbarpur in this phase.
(With agency inputs)