Seventh and final phase polling for Uttar Pradesh assembly elections covering 60 constituencies began today with 51.90 per cent of voters exercising their franchise till 3pm. The final phase today is in the western part and Terai region of the state. 968 candidates will battle it out today in 60 constituencies in Uttar Pradesh. Most of these constituencies like Pilibhit, Shahjahanpur and Lakhempur Kheri fall under the Tarai region of the state.
With 28 per cent Muslim voters in these 60 odd constituencies, the Samajwadi Party’s Azam Khan, the party’s Muslim face is one of the tallest leaders in the fray from the Rampur city constituency. His rivalry with actor Jaya Prada, the sitting MP, led to high drama in the run up to the elections.