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About 20 percent polling till 2 p.m. in final phase of UP elections

Around twenty per cent polling was registered till 2 p.m. in the seventh and final phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.

Lucknow/ Ballia/ Deoria, May 8 : Around twenty per cent polling was registered till 2 p.m. in the seventh and final phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.

So far, no untoward incidents have been reported.

Meanwhile, several voters in Gorakhpur city had to return home because their names were not in their in the electoral rolls.

"My name is not in the list, even though I have a voter identity card. If I am allowed to vote then its fine, if they don't let me vote then I'll just go home," said Pyari, an elderly voter.

However, others felt that the voter identity card has made the process much simpler than previous elections.

"The process of voting has become much simpler this time around, because of the provision of voter identity cards," affirmed Vijay Prakash Gupta, another voter.

Around 17 million voters are expected to decide the fate of 934 contenders for 59 Assembly constituencies in the State.

The districts, which are going to polls today, are Deoria, Gorkahpur, Ballia, Kushinagar, Maharajganj, Faizabad, Azamgarh, Mau and Ambedkarnagar.

Major leaders whose fate will be decided today are Ambika Chaudhary, Harishankar Tiwari, Mukhtar Ansar, Amarmani Tripathi and Akhilesh Pratap Singh.

Counting of votes for 403 Assembly Constituencies will take place on May 11 and results are expected on the same day.

ANI

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