Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, 50 % polling recorded till 3 pm in the fifth phase, covering 49 seats spread over 13 districts, including Bundelkhand region. Polling started at 7 am amidst tight security arrangements. 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.
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.