Lucknow, March 4: The sixth phase of polling in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections 2017 is being held on Saturday. There are 49 constituencies which have gone to polls and the focus is be largely on the Azamgarh Lok Sabha constituency which is considered to be Mulayam Singh Yadav's stronghold.
The districts that would go to polls are Mau, Gorakhpur, Maharajganj, Kushinagar, Deoria, Azamgarh and Ballia. This phase would see interesting contests as Swamy Prasad Maurya of the BSP, Surya Pratap Shahi, BJP, Shyam Bahadur Yadav, SP and others will battle it out.
Stay tuned with OneIndia to catch all the live updates here:
4:26 pm: 48.73% polling has been done until 3 pm.
4:00 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is now addressing an election rally in Jaunpur.
3:33 pm: Hundreds of thousands of voters came out to cast ballots in the penultimate phase of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, registering 40% voting in six hours, with the highest polling seen in Kushinagar, Mau and Maharajganj constituencies
2.53 pm: SP has re-introduced programmes/ Yojanas started by BSP by renaming them: Mayawati.
2.26 pm: Narendra Modi offered prayers at the Kaal Bhairav temple in Varanasi.
2.05 pm: Narendra Modi's offers prayers at Kaal Bhairav temple in Varanasi.
PM Narendra Modi's offers prayers at Kaal Bhairav temple in Varanasi pic.twitter.com/blJfb9fY41— ANI (@ANI_news) March 4, 2017
1.52 pm: Narendra Modi's roadshow to reach Kaal Bhairav temple in Varanasi shortly.
1.45 pm: Narendra Modi offers prayers at Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi.
1.40 pm: 37.85% voting recorded till 1 pm in the sixth phase of UP elections 2017.
1.27 pm: Narendra Modi to reach Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi shortly.
12.50 pm: PM Modi's roadshow continues in Varanasi.
11.45 am: 23.28% voting recorded till 11 am in the sixth phase of UP elections 2017.
11.12 am: 13 per cent votes cast till 10 am in Uttar Pradesh.
11.10 am: Modi will offer prayers at the Kashi Vishwanath temple and Kaal Bhairab temple shortly.
PM Modi's roadshow underway in Varanasi, he will offer prayers at the Kashi Vishwanath temple & Kaal Bhairab temple shortly pic.twitter.com/VLlxDqk4Fi— ANI (@ANI_news) March 4, 2017
10.24 am: Narendra Modi begins roadshow in Varanasi.
PM Narendra Modi's roadshow underway in Varanasi, supporters raise slogans 'Har har Modi, Ghar ghar Modi' pic.twitter.com/n8YwQYepPi— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) March 4, 2017
9.50 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaches Babatpur airport, he will address public meetings in Jaunpur and Varanasi today.
9.47 am: Uttar Pradesh records 11.2% voter turnout till 9 am.
9.24 am: 11% voting turnout in Azamgarh till 9 am.
9.22 am: Voters queue up at polling booth no.3705 in Gorakhpur.
9.13 am: Voting affected due to problem in EVM machine at booth no. 273 at Nasirpur village, Mau.
7.20 am: Yogi Adityanath casts his vote at booth no. 3705 in Gorakhpur.
7.10 am: Polling begins for 49 seats in sixth phase of UP elections.
6.50 am: Preparations underway in Narendra Modi's constituency Varanasi, ahead of his visit today.
Uttar Pradesh: Preparations underway in PM Modi's constituency Varanasi, ahead of his visit today. pic.twitter.com/pJ0ZnyDSUw— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) March 4, 2017
Police patrolling intensified along inter district borders. Barriers have been erected on highways. Central Para Military Forces deployed in all constituencies. Flag march has been carried out in sensitive areas.
Indo-Nepal border with Maharajganj and Gorakhpur and border with Bihar has been sealed.
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