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UP Election 2017 Live: 57.36% Voter Turnout in Fifth Phase, Voting Ends Peacefully | February 27, 2017, 6:56 PM IST
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Millions voted on Monday in 51 assembly constituencies in the fifth phase of staggered elections in Uttar Pradesh, officials said.

According to Uttar Pradesh Chief Electoral Officer T Venkatesh, an estimated 57.36 percent of the 1.8 crore electorate voted between 7 am and 5 pm on Monday. Voting ended by and large peacefully in the state.
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Feb 27, 2017 6:37 pm (IST)

57.36% voter turnout in fifth phase of Uttar Pradesh assembly polls. Voting ends by and large peacefully in 51 assembly seats, says UP CEO T. Venkatesh

Feb 27, 2017 6:31 pm (IST)

Nearly 57.36 percent voter turnout recorded till 5 PM in the fifth phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections

Feb 27, 2017 4:57 pm (IST)

Modi is "guru" (teacher) Amit Shah is "chela" (Pupil), says Mayawati

Feb 27, 2017 4:13 pm (IST)

Mayawati addressing rally in Kushinagar

Feb 27, 2017 4:00 pm (IST)

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on tickets to Muslims:

It would have been better if BJP gave tickets to Muslims for the ongoing Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls: Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

We will address their concern by compensating them when we form government in the state: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

The BJP believes in taking along all the sections of the society. We formed government at the Centre with cooperation of all. Similarly, we will form government in the state: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi 


Feb 27, 2017 3:45 pm (IST)

Over 49% voting in Uttar Pradesh fifth phase Assembly elections till 3 pm 

Feb 27, 2017 2:57 pm (IST)

Over 40 percent turnout till 2 PM in phase five of UP polls 

Feb 27, 2017 2:48 pm (IST)
br /> Rahul Gandhi addressing a rally in Deoria

Feb 27, 2017 2:46 pm (IST)

Drunk voter smashes EVM

In a bizarre incident, a man vandalised an electronic voting machine (EVM) in Gonda in Uttar Pradesh, police said.

According to information received the incident occurred at the Abhaipur polling station in Colonelganj assembly constituency in Gonda district.

As voting was underway, the accused Ratnesh Mishra went to the voting booth after getting his finger inked and started to smash the EVM. Security personnel and poll officials rushed to prevent him and overpowered him.

The accused is reported to have been in an inebriated state when he carried out the act.

Due to the incident, balloting was disrupted for over 30 minutes. Polling restarted after the damaged EVM was replaced by polling officials. 


Feb 27, 2017 2:38 pm (IST)

Amit Shah addressing a rally in Ballia

Feb 27, 2017 1:48 pm (IST)

PM Modi in Mau:

- BJP believes in Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas 

- Samajwadi Party, BSP and Congress, all of them have degraded the condition of UP 

- When Nehru ji was the PM, MP from Ghazipur expressed concern over poverty. Report was presented, but they didn't take any action 

- Uttar Pradesh requires development and BJP government will provide it 

- We are undertaking measures for welfare of our farmer brothers and sisters. We want their incomes to double by 2022 

- Why SP government doesn't care about the farmers in Utar Pradesh? Why they are not helping farmers in distress? They must answer

- Centre allotted funds for 24X7 power supply in Uttar Pradesh. But what stops the SP government from utilising those funds

- Law and order situation in UP is a disaster. Crime rate is rising, incidents of loot, rape, riots are reported. This must end 

- Why do gangsters here keep smiling when they go to jail? This is because they get all facilities inside 

- And giving tickets to such gangsters is it not a mockery of democracy?

- Our focus is on development of Poorvanchal

PM Modi urges people to vote for BJP and concludes his address

Feb 27, 2017 1:42 pm (IST)
Feb 27, 2017 1:35 pm (IST)

38.12 percent voting in Uttar Pradesh fifth phase assembly elections till 1 pm 

Feb 27, 2017 1:31 pm (IST)

PM Narendra Modi addresses an election rally in Mau

- In UP, BJP will get full majority. I promise that all our allies will not be left behind

- Everybody believes that BJP and its allies will form government in UP

- Small parties in alliance with us will get representation in cabinet

- SP, BSP are well aware that they'd be defeated in these elections. And, now they are creating an environment that no party gets majority

- Do whatever possible to defeat BJP, but don't ruin the future of UP 

- 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

Feb 27, 2017 1:23 pm (IST)

PM Narendra Modi addresses an election rally in Mau 

Feb 27, 2017 1:22 pm (IST)

Click To Read: Security in Mau Beefed Up After Police Claim Threat to PM Modi's Life

The security in the Mau district, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to address a rally on Monday, has been ramped up after Mau ASP RK Singh on Sunday claimed that there was a threat to PM Modi's life.

Feb 27, 2017 12:30 pm (IST)

Akhilesh Yadav addressing rally in Deoria

Feb 27, 2017 12:22 pm (IST)

Akhilesh Yadav hits out at Mayawati:

- There is party leader who reads her speech from papers. People sleep while she address the rallies

- She says don't call me bua now. This bua can celebrate Raksha Bandhan with BJP now

Feb 27, 2017 12:20 pm (IST)

Akhilesh Yadav addressing a rally in Deoria, UP

- PM should take a oath of ganga and ask everyone whether there is electricity in Varanasi or not

- Samajwadi people don’t talk about kabristan and shamshan, we talk about laptops

- I am coming to gorakhpur in evening, baba of BJP (Yogi Adityanath) should hold the wires and check whether there is electricity or not

- There is no metro in Gujarat when you were the CM of Gujarat

- PM wants to test his blood pressure. Let 11th March come there will be many BJP leaders who will need to test their blood pressure 

Feb 27, 2017 12:14 pm (IST)

Click To Read: Right to Contest not Equivalent to Right to Release for Campaigning, Delhi HC Tells Mukhtar Ansari

In a setback to the Bahujan Samaj Party, the Delhi High Court today stayed the custody parole granted to MLA Mukhtar Ansari who has been elected from the Mau constituency of Uttar Pradesh for a record number of four times.

Feb 27, 2017 11:36 am (IST)

27% voting in Uttar Pradesh fifth phase assembly elections till 11 am 

Feb 27, 2017 11:19 am (IST)

Delhi HC sets aside trial court order granting custody parole to MLA Mukhtar Ansari for canvassing in UP Assembly polls (PTI) 

Feb 27, 2017 11:16 am (IST)

Rajnath Singh addresses rally in Varanasi

- People talking about Lucknow metro, but major contribution for any Metro project is from the central govt

- Using these kind of words for the PM is not right. PM is not a person he is an organisation. In healthy democracy dignity should not be lowered down

- We will not let ISIS become a challenge here in India

- Our Muslim community doesn’t want that ISIS should be made in India

Rajnath Singh on Ramjas College incident:

- I had talked to the Police Commissioner on this and I continue to be in touch with him on latest developments. Officials are looking on the issue. 

Feb 27, 2017 11:00 am (IST)

An estimated 12 to 13 per cent of voters turned out to exercise their franchise till 10 AM during the fifth phase of polling Uttar Pradesh (PTI)

Feb 27, 2017 9:55 am (IST)

Villagers convinced to vote in Hadpur-Janakpur, Balrampur. Villagers earlier had boycotted the polls (ETV)

Feb 27, 2017 9:51 am (IST)

Click To Read: Not Giving Tickets to Muslims in UP Polls a Mistake: Uma Bharti

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Uma Bharti admitted on Monday that the BJP has committed a mistake by not giving tickets to Muslims in the ongoing UP Assembly elections.

Feb 27, 2017 9:46 am (IST)

Mahant Gyandas casts his vote at polling booth in Ayodhya 

Feb 27, 2017 9:44 am (IST)

Ex-Samajwadi Party MP Bhalchand Yadav put under house arrest to ensure peaceful polling in Sant Kabir Nagar district (ETV)

Feb 27, 2017 9:41 am (IST)

10.77% voting in Uttar Pradesh fifth phase Assembly elections till 9 am

Sultanpur -  9%

​Gonda - 11 %

Bahraich - 11.94 %

​Faizabad - 11.13%

​Balrampur- 11.5%

​Ambedkar Nagar - 11.2%

​Shrawasti - 12.5%

Basti - 9.8%        

Sant Kabir Nagar– 10%

Amethi -  9% 

Siddarthanagar – 10%

Feb 27, 2017 9:24 am (IST)

* Without Ram Mandir nothing here is useful: Vinay Katiyar, BJP leader

* Why should we give them ticket when they don't vote for us: Katiyar snubs Uma Bharti's Muslim candidate opinion

* Minority politics wil be defeated. No Muslim candidate will win: Katiyar

* I stand by my earlier comment, BJP govt in UP will pave way for construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya: Katiyar

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UP Election 2017 Live: 57.36% Voter Turnout in Fifth Phase, Voting Ends Peacefully
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A total of 262 of the 403 assembly constituencies voted in the first four rounds of the elections which began on February 11. The last two rounds of voting will take place on March 4 and 8.

The results of the elections in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Manipur, Goa and Punjab will be known on March 11.

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