38.76 % polling recorded till 1 pm in the fifth phase of UP assembly elections, covering 49 seats spread over 13 districts, including Bundelkhand region. Polling started at 7 am amidst tight security arrangements and 23.75 per cent votes were reportedly cast by 11 am.
Polling is underway in Firozabad, Kanshiram Nagar, Etah, Mainpuri, Etawah, Auraiya, Ramabainagar, Kanpur, Jalaun, Jhansi, Lalitpur, Hamirpur and Mahoba districts. The polling is being held at 17,267 polling stations at 11,745 centres. While 2,104 stations have been identified as sensitive, 2,256 have been marked as hyper-sensitive.