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UP: Around 12.94 pc votes polled on 10 LS seats

UP: Around 12.94 pc votes polled on 10 LS seats

Lucknow, May 7 (UNI) Approximately 12.94 per cent out of more than 1.89 crore votes were polled on the 10 seats in the third phase of Lok Sabha polls in Uttar Pradesh in the first two hours of polling till 9 am on Tuesday.
According to the office, a maximum 14.71 percent votes were polled in Sambhal, minimum 11.42 percent turnout was recorded on Aonla seat.
On Mainpuri seat where Dimple Yadav, sitting MP and wife of Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav, is contesting against Cabinet Minister Jaiveer Singh in the Yogi government, 12.18 percent of votes were polled till 9 am.
Among other seats, 13.43 percent votes were polled in Hathras, 12.74 percent in Agra, 14 percent in Fathepur Sikri, 13.36 percent in Firozabad, 13.16 percent in Etah, 12.89 percent in Badaun, and 11.59 percent in Bareilly.
Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Navdeep Rinwa said the polling, which began at 7 am will continue till 6 pm at 20,415 polling stations spread over 12,339 polling centres.
"For various reasons, 4,390 polling stations have been identified as critical areas where close monitoring will be done during the polling process," he said.
The 12 districts where voting is taking place are Moradabad, Sambhal, Hathras, Aligarh, Agra, Etah, Firozabad, Mainpuri, Etawah, Kasganj, Badaun, and Bareilly.
"More than 1.89 crore electorates, including more than 1.01 crore males and 87.69 lakh females, are eligible to decide the fate of 100 candidates, including eight women, in this phase," he said.
He said that Agra boasts the highest number of voters at 20,72,685, while Etah has the lowest with 17,524 registered voters in their respective Lok Sabha constituencies.
"Bareilly tops the list with 13 candidates, whereas Firozabad has the minimum number of seven contestants," he said.
There were reports of boycotts of the polling process at some places, but it was not confirmed by the officials.
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