Counting for the two Uttar Pradesh Lok Sabha seats, which went on polling on March 11, to begin shortly on Wednesday. In Gorakhpur Lok Sabha seat voter turnout was 43 per cent and in Phulpur, 37.4 per cent of the electorate turned up to vote. The state recorded an overall polling of 42 per cent in the two seats, according state Election Commission.
Bye-elections were being held for two Lok Sabha seats - Gorakhpur and Phulpur - vacated by Chief Minister Adityanath and his deputy Keshav Prasad Maurya. At least 6,500 personnel of central armed paramilitary forces have been deployed at polling stations.
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