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Over 1.72 crore people will cast their vote in the penultimate phase of UP elections
635 candidates in the fray for 49 seats
Yogi Adityanath and Mukhtar Ansari among the leaders contesting elections 
17,926 polling booths have been set up for the voting
BJP Will Form the Government in the State: Rajnath Singh
As sixth phase polling in Uttar Pradesh is underway, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh appeared confident of a BJP majority in the state.
He said,
Not just a BJP 'hawa', there is a wave supporting the party in the state. Even political scientists are admitting that BJP will form the government with a majority in Uttar Pradesh. Rajnath Singh, Union Home Minister
Kushinagar, Mau Lead in 25% Polling in Four Hours in UP
Thousands of people from Kushinagar and Mau districts in UP cast their votes polling 30 and 27 per cent respectively, according to an Election Commission official.
Till 11 a.m., 25 per cent voting was reported from Ballia, 23 per cent from Maharajganj and Deoria, and 22 per cent from Gorakhpur.
Azamgarh, the Lok Sabha constituency of Samajwadi Party patron Mulayam Singh Yadav recorded the lowest turnout of 21 per cent. The SP patriarch did not campaign in this constituency. Meanwhile, the second highest turnout of voters were seen in Mau where mafia don turned politician Mukhtar Ansari was fielded by the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP).
23.28% Voting Recorded Till 11 am
Voter turnout in the sixth phase of UP elections 2017 recorded at 23.28 percent till 11 am.
As UP Goes to Polls in Phase Six, PM Modi Lands in Varanasi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has landed in Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi. He is scheduled to address public meetings in Jaunpur and Varanasi today. He will also offer prayers at the Kashi Vishwanath temple and the Kaal Bhairab temple shortly.
Yogi Adityanath Casts His Vote, Says BJP Will Get Two-Third Majority
Yogi Adityanath casts his vote at booth no. 3705 in Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh.
Speaking outside the polling booth after casting his vote, he said
BJP will win with a heavy majority in the sixth phase of elections in UP and get a two-third majority in the state. Development and nationalism are the issues on which BJP is fighting the elections. We want everyone to benefit from development and ensure the security of every citizen. Yogi Adityanath, BJP MP, Gorakhpur
Indo-Nepal border with Maharajganj and Gorakhpur, and Bihar Border Sealed
Police patrolling has intensified along interdistrict borders and barriers have been erected on highways to keep an eye on movements of vehicles.
The 84 km-long Indo-Nepal border has been sealed by Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and only emergency vehicles will be allowed to cross the border, District Electoral Officer Virendra Kumar Singh said.
Cameras have also been installed on the Sonauli Indo-Nepal Border of Maharajganj district on to prevent illegal movement of people during polling.
Polling Begins in 49 Seats in the Sixth Phase of Assembly Elections
1.72 Crore Voters to Decide Fate of 635 Candidates
 
Over 1.72 crore voters will on Saturday decide the fate of 635 candidates in the fray for 49 seats in the sixth phase of Uttar Pradesh assembly elections.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Electoral Officer T Venkatesh said 17,926 polling booths have been set up for the voting in the penultimate round in the following seven districts:
Mau
Ballia
Azamgarh
Deoria
Kushinagar
Maharajganj
Gorakhpur
Arrangements have been made to ensure free and fair polling.

 

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