Rains spoilsport the first day of UP polls

Rain played spoilsport during polling, In the first phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections Polling started at 7 am and in the first two hours 5.17 per cent polling was registered in 55 Assembly seats spread over 10 districts,” Chief Electoral Officer Umesh Sinha said the percentage was low due to heavy rains in certain areas where polling was being held on Wednesday.

In Basni Assembly seat in Siddharth Nagar district, not a single vote was cast in the first two hours of polling due to heavy rains. While Sitapur registered 5.1 per cent polling in the first two hours, people boycotted polling in Gularia village in Misrikh Assembly seat to protest lack of development works. Minimum vote percentage 3.5 per cent was registered in Faizabad district, followed by 4 per cent in Bahraich.

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