Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, 59 % polling recorded at the end of the fifth phase elections, 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 was held at 17,267 polling stations at 11,745 centres. While 2,104 stations were identified as sensitive, 2,256 had been marked as hyper-sensitive.