UP Elections: Almost 57 % polling register in 6th phase

An estimated 57 per cent votes were today cast in the sixth and penultimate phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls in 68 seats across 13 districts, popularly known as the Jat land, where voting was by and large peaceful. Among the more than 1,000 candidates testing their luck in the sixth phase was Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Ajit Singh’s son Jayant Chaudhury.

In Agra too, there was high voting with the voting percentage crossing 51 percent at 3 p.m., two hours before polling ended. With a total turnout of just 42 percent in 2007, the discussion now centres around which political party would be the beneficiary of the voter enthusiasm.

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