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UP assembly polls (LIVE): 57.36 % voting recorded till 5 pm

By Oneindia Staff Writer
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Lucknow, Feb 27: Uttar Pradesh votes in one of the most crucial phases of the assembly elections. Phase five of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections 2017 were held on Monday. Parts of eastern UP and the sensitive Terai region close to the foothills of Nepal will poll on Monday.

Find out why the fifth phase is a decider in UP

There are 12 districts which will go to polls. As many as 18 million voters will decide the fate of 607 candidates. The key districts apart from Amethi which would poll on Monday are Sultanpur, Ambedkar Nagar, Bahraich and Shravasti in the Terai region. During the last elections in 2012, the Samajwadi Party had won 37 seats in this phase while the Congress, BJP won 5 each and the BSP managed just 3. Who will win this crucial phase? Follow our live coverage here:

LIVE: UP Phase 5 elections today
Parties Phase 5 results 2012
Samajwadi Party 37
BJP 05
Congress 05
BSP 03
Peace Party 02

6.25 pm: 57.36 percent voting recorded till 5 pm the fifth phase of UP assembly elections

5.36 pm: Congress VP Rahul Gandhi and UP CM Akhilesh Yadav address an election rally in Gorakhpur.

4.44 pm: Estimated 52 per cent of voter turnout till 4 PM.

4.41 pm: It would have been better if BJP gave tickets to Muslims for ongoing UP polls, says Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi.

4.35 pm: Mayawati says she will divide UP into four states if voted to power.

3.43 pm: 49.19% voting in Uttar Pradesh fifth phase assembly elections till 3 pm.

2.43 pm: Rahul Gandhi addresses election rally in Deoria.

1.32 pm: 38.72% voting in UP fifth phase assembly elections till 1 pm.

1.28 pm: I assure you we are capable of winning majority on our own: Modi says during a rally in Mau.

12.30 pm: Akhilesh Yadav takes a dig at Mayawati during a rally.

11.33 am: 27% voting in Uttar Pradesh fifth phase assembly elections till 11 am.

9.55 am: Mahant Gyandas of Hanuman Gadi casts his vote at a polling booth in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh.

9.36 am: 10.77% voting in Uttar Pradesh fifth phase assembly elections till 9 am.

9.00 am: Voting underway in Ayodhya at polling booth no.127.

8.37 am: Congress Amethi candidate Amita Singh casts her vote.

8.02 am: I am winning with a huge margin and Samajwadi Party Govt under Akhilesh ji will be in power again: Gayatri Prajapati.

7.11 am: Voting underway at polling booth no.40 in Amethi.

7.02 am: Voting begins in phase five of Uttar Pradesh assembly elections 2017.

6.55 am: Security deployed at polling booth number 127 & 128 in Ayodhya for voting to begin at 7 am.

6.34 am: Polling preparations underway at booth number 175 in UP's Ayodhya.

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