Polling in Uttar Pradesh assembly elections recorded 23.75 % by 11 am in the fifth phase of assembly elections, covering 49 seats spread over 13 districts, including Bundelkhand region. Polling started at 7 am amidst tight security arrangements and 9.88 per cent votes were cast in the first two hours of voting, Chief Electoral Officer of UP Umesh Sinha said.
Fate of 829 candidates, including that of Leader of Opposition in the state assembly Shivpal Singh Yadav, BJP leader Uma Bharati and former UP chief minister Kalyan Singh would be decided by more than 1.56 crore electorate. Maximum 13.5 per cent votes were polled in Mainpuri, followed by 13.33 per cent in Etah district. Minimum 8 per cent polling was registered in Hamirpur and Etawah districts.