Live| UP Civic Polls 2017 updates: Overall 50 per cent polling recorded

By: | Updated: November 26, 2017 8:25 PM

UP civic polls updates: The second phase of the three-tier Uttar Pradesh civic polls will begin shortly. 25 districts and as many as 1.29 crore people will exercise their voting rights today.

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UP civic polls updates: The second phase of the three-tier Uttar Pradesh civic polls will begin shortly. 25 districts and as many as 1.29 crore people will exercise their voting rights today. Among the 189 urban bodies that are going to polls, Lucknow, Allahabad, Varanasi, Ghaziabad, Aligarh and Mathura are also among them. The civic body polls have become the first test of CM Yogi Adityanath’s popularity, eight months after he took charge of the office. The polls are also important for the ruling BJP as the results will be announced on December 1, eight days before the phase 1 of assembly elections in Gujarat. A win for the saffron party in UP will give it a lot of talking points in Gujarat.

The sixteen Nagar Nigams for which elections will take place in three phases are: Aligarh Municipal Corporation, Agra Municipal Corporation, Allahabad Municipal Corporation, Ayodhya Municipal Corporation, Mathura-Vrindavan Municipal Corporation, Jhansi Municipal Corporation, Kanpur Municipal Corporation, Lucknow Municipal Corporation, Varanasi Municipal Corporation, Unnao Municipal Corporation, Meerut Municipal Corporation, Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation, Bareilly Municipal Corporation, Gorakhpur Municipal Corporation, Saharanpur Municipal Corporation, Moradabad Municipal Corporation. The third and last phase will be held on November 29 followed by counting of votes on December 1.

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8:50 pm:  Around 51-52 per cent voting was recorded in the second phase of the Uttar Pradesh civic polls, as per PTI.

7:04 pm: Overall 50 per cent polling recorded, as per Hindustan Times.

6:50 pm: Polling updates till 5 pm in UP civic polls.

6:46 pm: Polling percentage in Lucknow and Allahabad has not been up to the mark – State Election Commissioner S.K Agrawal.

6:33 pm: Final data of polling percentage in Muzzafarnagar is at 63.8 per cent.

6:27 pm: Voting percentages recorded till 5:00 pm. Data still coming in

6:21 pm: 94.39 lakh people were added to the voting list, as per  State Election Commissioner S.K Agrawal.

6:20 pm: State Election Commissioner says the voting list should’t be in Hindi or Urdu but should be from now on in Devanagri script.

6:15 pm: Violence has erupted in Farukkhabad soon after polls ended.

6:12 pm: Any EVMs showing dysfunctionality was replaced within 25 minutes, says  State Election Commissioner S.K Agrawal.

6:08 pm: Voting was successfully completed in 25 districts’ 6 municipal corporations, 51 municipalities and 132 Nagar panchayats, according to State Election Commissioner S.K Agrawal.

5:58 pm: Polling percentage in Lucknow was recorded at 58.18 per cent at 4:00 pm.

5:45 pm: Phase-II polling of Uttar Pradesh civic polls has ended.

5:40 pm: Polling percentage in Pilibhit was recorded at 56 per cent.

5:05 pm: Ambedkar Nagar records 53.20 per cent vote in five constituencies.

4:32 pm: 300 families of Lucknow’s Faizullaganj have refrained from voting citing no development in the area.

4:29 pm: Etawah has recorded 43.74 per cent votes.

3:50 pm: 50.7 per cent cast by voters in Muzzafarnagar at 3:00 pm.

3:13 pm: Police lathicharge officials in Dali Bagh’s Ward 172 who were protesting over fraud voting by Samajwadi Party and Congress workers.

2:54 pm: Lucknow: Local resident, Uma Agarwal along with her daughter Sakshi Agarwal and Sonal Agarwal exercised their right to vote.

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2:44 pm:  Raja Ansuman reached to cast his vote, got into an argument with BJP workers for making fake votes.

2:34 pm: Percentage of votes casted in Lucknow municipality till 1:30 pm.

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2:31 pm: Etawah district has registered 32.8 per cent vote till 1:30 pm.

2:18 pm: Former Union Minister Kalraj Mishra unable to cast vote in Delhi as his name is not available on the voter list.

2:11 pm: Due to BLO’s negligence, in Lucknow, several people were unable to cast their vote. Clashes have broken out in Unity College.

1:34 pm: The Uttar Pradesh unit of the Congress on Sunday accused the police of ill-treating voters as well as its party workers. Party spokesperson Ashok Singh also requested the State Election Commission to intervene in the case: Firstpost Report

1:32 pm: This is the voting percentage till 12 pm:

12:59 pm: According to, the state capital has recorded a total of 15 percent voter turnout till 12 noon. On the other hand, Varanasi has recorded a better voter turnout at 20 percent during the same time.

12:46 pm: Voters count till 12 pm:

Balia: 31.41 percent

Ambedkar Nagar: 28.50 percent

Mainpuri: 28.06 percent

Etawah: 28.06 percent

12:14 pm: The voting would continue till 5 pm.

12:13 pm: Also Read| UP civil polls 2017: Rajnath Singh, Dinesh Sharma cast votes in second phase

12:08 pm: The fate of the candidates would be decided by 1.3 crore voters in the districts of Lucknow, Varanasi–Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s constituency, Allahabad, Mathura, Muzaffarnagar and Etawah among others.

12:04 pm: Sant Kabir Nagar records 23% voting till 11.30 am

12:03 pm: Bogus vote reports coming from Aligarh, police has taken the situation under control after a fight broke out there.

11:56 am: Till 11 Muzaffarnagar records 22.4 % voting

11:55 am: BJP leader Lalji Tondon and Cabinet Minister Ashutosh Tondon after voting

11:45 am: Here is the voting percentage till 11:30 am:

11:30 m: Media reports that a lot of voters names are missing from the voting list of today’s election.This type of digital India cannot take us forward: Akhilesh Yadav

10:50 am: Check out what Mahendra Nath Pandey tweeted:

10:44 am: According to the State Election Commission, 24 districts have already voted in the first phase of the polls on November 22, while 25 districts are going to the polls today. As many as 26 districts will go to the polls on November 29.

10:37 am: Asserting that the saffron party’s show had been great in the first phase of the urban local bodies election, he exuded confidence that it would “sweep” the polls.

10:30 am: “Take for example Satish Chandra Dwivedi. He is an MLA from the Itwa Assembly constituency in Siddharthanagar district. But, since there is no nagar panchayat or nagar palika parishad in Itwa, he has been engaged in party activities in the neighbouring Basti district,” Rakesh Tripathi said.

10:24 am: The Varanasi Police arrests eight women and two men on charges of alleged bogus voting. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s constituency goes to poll today.

10:23 am: Home Minister Rajnath sing tweeted with this picture:

10:21 am: “Different tasks have been assigned to the 31 MLAs, ranging from actively campaigning for the party candidates to organising various events to galvanise public support for the party,” state BJP spokesperson Rakesh Tripathi said.
10:15 am: Muzaffarnagar records nine percent voting till 9 am

10:07 am: All you have to know about the three phase civic polls in Uttar Pradesh

10:03 am: Leaving no stone unturned to ensure that the saffron party emerges victorious in the ongoing urban local bodies polls in Uttar Pradesh, the BJP has assigned tasks to 31 MLAs, whose Assembly constituencies do not have a nagar panchayat or nagar palika parishad within their limits.

9:53 am: Uttar Pradesh local body polls: Home Minister Rajnath Singh leaves after casting his vote in Lucknow

9:51 am: 10 percent voting in Amroha till 9 am

9:48 am: SSP Swapnil Mamgai said polling centres would be guarded by the Provincial Armed Constabulary.

9:45 am: The official said 290 polling booths have been identified as oversensitive and 280 as sensitive.

9:40 am: Also Read| UP Civic Polls 2017: Municipal Corporation, Nagar Nigam election date, schedule, results; all you need to know

9:37 am: Mathura municipality goes to poll today but MP Hema Malini is once again not in her constituency. However, Janardhan Sharma, PRO, said that Hema is not a eligible to vote as she is officially a resident of Vrundavan’s Sunrakh Bangar, which does not come under the municipal limits: Firstpost reports.

9:32 am: In Lucknow, as many as 33,63,771 voters – 17,92,890 males and 15,70,881 females – are expected to exercise their franchise to seal the fate of 19 candidates in the fray for the post of mayor and 1,057 aspirants for the posts of corporators and chairpersons: Hindustan Times report

9:28 am: WATCH Video| UP civic body polls: Second phase of election begins in 25 districts today

9:26 am: After GVC Krishnamoorthy name was missing from Ghazibad voter list, reports claim that even state minister Rita Bahuguna Joshi’s name is missing from voter list in Lucknow, Frirstpost reported.

9:21 am: Local body polls: Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya & wife Rajkumari Devi cast their votes in Allahabad

9:05 am: Arvind Kejriwal led Aam Aadmi Party is also contesting these polls. “We will contest from wherever we feel we have a strong organisational base,” AAP leader Sanjay Singh had said. The Arvind Kejriwal-led party had not contested the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls and instead diverted all its resources to focus on Punjab.

9:03 am: Also Read|  UP Civic Polls 2017 Results: Municipal Corporation Election verdict will be out on December 1

9:00 am: In the second phase, polling is being held in 25 districts, six municipal corporations and 189 urban local bodies.

8:48 am: The civil polls are being held for nagar nigams, nagar palika parishad and nagar panchayats (semi-urban bodies).

8:46 am: Over 52 per cent voting was recorded in the first phase on November 22 which covered 24 districts.

8:38 am: Notably, The current Deputy Chief Minister of UP Dinesh Sharma had won the position of Lucknow mayor in 2012. The BJP had won a landslide victory in municipal polls in 2012 winning 10 out of 12 mayoral positions.

8:27 am: Watch Video: Complaints of EVM malfunctioning in many places during UP Civic Polls in the first phase.

8:25 am: Local body polls: Voting underway in Aligarh

8:21 am: The Chief Minister Adityanath was addressing a rally ahead of the municipal elections in the city on November 22 where he had promised to implement urban renewal strategies to accelerate the pace of development in Agra.

8:18 am: Yogi Adityanath, who has actively campaigned for the ongoing civic body polls, said he was doing so in order to strengthen the local bodies and ensure the development of cities and towns.

8:14 am: Local body polls: UP Minister Mohsin Raza casts his vote in Lucknow

8:13 am: Uttar Pradesh has already given India its first woman governor and chief minister but Lucknow is set to make history on Sunday by electing its first woman mayor in 100 years.

8:09 am: Akhilesh Yadav earlier alleged that the Election Commission turned a blind eye even after doubts were raised over the EVMs being used in the civic polls.

8:04 am: According to an official, 85 polling centres have been selected for web casting, while videography would be done in 95 polling booths.

7:57 am: Drones fitted with cameras would be used for the first time here during the civic body polls on November 26 to maintain law and order situation and for proper monitoring of the election process.

7:54 am: Second phase voting begins

7:48 am: Uttar Pradesh BJP chief Mahendra Nath Pandey said his party would win a majority of the seats in various urban local bodies’ elections in the state.

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