Polling in the 12 assembly constituencies in Etah, Etawah and Mainpuri districts the proverbial Mulayam belt was by and large peaceful with no incident of violence being reported. As the turnout upsurge continued in the fifth phase too, the three districts too were no exception. Etawah registered 59% polling while Mainpuri and Etah, had 57.25% and 60.25% respectively.
Mulayam and his entire family including heir apparent Akhilesh Yadav cast their votes at their native place in Saifai. Mulayam’s younger brother and the party nominee from Jaswantnagar, Shivapal Yadav, is the only family member contesting the assembly polls, as the most of the family members are members of Parliament.