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UP Phase 2 Election: 60.44% voters turnout for 55 seats

UP Phase 2 ElectionPhoto Credit: Hindustan Times

UP Phase 2 Election: In the second phase, the constituencies are divided over the districts of Saharanpur, Bijnor, Moradabad, Sambhal, Rampur, Amroha, Budaun, Bareilly, and Shahjahanpur.

The state electoral commission (SEC) said that about 60.44 percent (tentatively until 5 p.m.) of over 20 million voters exercised their right to vote on Monday, as polling for 55 seats in nine districts of Uttar Pradesh concluded in the second phase of the seven-phase elections.

Saharanpur had a 67.13 percent turnout, Bijnor has 61.48 percent, Moradabad 64.88 percent, Sambhal 56.93 percent, Rampur 60.30 percent, Amroha 66.19 percent, Budaun 55.91 percent, Bareilly 57.88 percent, and Shahjahanpur has 55.25 percent turnout until 5 p.m.

On February 10, 62.4 percent of eligible voters cast ballots in the first phase of the election.

In the second phase, a total of 586 candidates are competing. Former minister Dharam Singh Saini, who joined the Samajwadi Party (SP) soon before the elections and is contesting from Nakur, is one of the most prominent among them. Suresh Khanna, the finance minister of Uttar Pradesh, is contesting for the seat of Shahjahanpur. Baldev Singh Aulakh, the UP minister of state for jal shakti, is running from Bilaspur, while Mahesh Chandra Gupta is standing from Budaun. Senior SP leader Azam Khan is running for the Rampur seat, while his son Abdullah Azam is running for the Suar seat.

Meanwhile, the opposition Samajwadi Party claims that a person voted for them in Saharanpur, but the vote was recorded wrongly for the BJP.

Teams that went to the booth, however, determined the information to be untrue, according to Additional Chief Election Officer Brahma Dev Ram Tiwari. JPS Rathore, a BJP politician, has submitted a complaint alleging bogus voting by burqa-clad women. “The district magistrate has been requested to submit a report,” Tiwari added.

Polling was also temporarily disrupted in some portions of the Bareilly division due to EVM issues.

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By TIS Staffer
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