Lucknow: Voting for the fifth phase in the country's largest state UP is taking place today. Strict security arrangements have been made. Polling is being held today for 61 assembly seats spread over 12 cities, including Amethi and Ayodhya. In Barabanki, 6.20 per cent polling has been recorded till 9 pm. In Ayodhya, 9.44 per cent polling has been recorded till 9 pm. Kaushambi recorded 11.40 per cent polling till 9 pm. Sultanpur recorded 8.58 per cent polling till 9 pm.
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said that while voting, it must be remembered that one of your votes can play an important role in the progress of the state, employment for the youth, in the welfare of the farmers, in the empowerment of women and in the formulation of policies in the welfare of the people. Your vote can bring about a change in politics. Vote responsibly.
SP has alleged that polling was disrupted at booth number 69 of 288 Kaiserganj assembly constituency in Gonda district due to malfunctioning of EVMs. Similarly, the EVM at booth number 42 of Babaganj 245 Assembly constituency of Pratapgarh district is bad. The EVM machine has been switched off for about 30 minutes at booth number 41 of Pratapgarh Sadar Assembly 248 in Pratapgarh district. Ensure fair and smooth polling by replacing the EVMs immediately.