How To Check Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election Results 2017

Cheryl Sanders
March 10, 2017

Final phase polling to conclude assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh and Manipur covering 40 and 22 constituencies respectively.

Over 60 per cent of the 1.41 crore voters on Wednesday exercised their franchise in the seventh and last phase of the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls in 40 seats, bringing down the curtain on a gruelling two-month-long process. The counting of votes polled in all the seven phases of the Assembly polls will take place on March 11.

Voting began in phase 7 in Uttar Pradesh and phase 2 in Manipur at 7 am on Wednesday. I urge everyone to not waste your precious vote, his tweet in Hindi read.

The BJP, which is hopeful of capturing power in the state after 15 years in the wilderness, virtually functioned out of the holy city as its chief Amit Shah and other top party leaders shifted their base here weeks ahead of the polls.

The seventh phase registered an increase of almost 3 per cent to the same phase of the 2012 in which 57.9 per cent of the eligible voters exercised their franchise. The BJP is eyeing 10 seats in the district. Varanasi recorded a turnout of 60.95 per cent.

It is to be mentioned that the Samajwadi Party won 23 seats in 2012, followed by the BSP with 5, BJP 4 Congress 3 and others 5.

The BJP contested 32 seats and its allies - the Apna Dal and the Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party - fought in four seats each.

Polling will continue till 5 PM in 37 constituencies, whereas in Robertsganj, Duddhi in Sonebhadra district and Chakia segment in Chandauli voting will end by 4 PM.

As many as 535 candidates including 51 women, were in the fray for these 40 seats.

Though the polling began on a tiresome note in the morning hours, it picked up with the rise of the mercury level and people were seen queuing in front of their booths.

Manipur will see polling in 22 seats across five districts in its second and final phase, where the fate of nearly all the big names in the north east state's politics-including Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh, Deputy CM Gaikhangam and human rights activist-turned-politician Irom Chanu Sharmila- will be decided.

Inter-state border with Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand have been sealed and patrolling by security forces have been intensified.

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