People in three states are casting their votes on Monday for election of candidates to their respective legislative assemblies. Uttar Pradesh is having its second phase of voting, while Goa and Uttarakhand are having their first and final phase of voting. The total number of seats up for grabs in today’s polls are 55 for UP, 40 for Goa and 70 for Uttarakhand, a total of 165.
Till 3 Pm, UP had seen a voter turnout of 51.9%. The following is the district-wise turnout:
Amroha – 60.06%, Bareilly – 50.18%, Bijnor – 51.79%, Budaun – 47.42%, Moradabad – 56.04%, Rampur – 52.74%, Saharanpur – 56.7%, Sambhal – 49.11%, Shahjahanpur – 46.86%.
In the second phase, polling is taking place for 55 assembly seats in nine districts. Of these 55, seven are reserved seats.
As many as 2,01,42,441 voters are eligible to exercise their franchise in the second phase. Of them, 1,07,61,476 are male voters and 93,79,704 are female and 1,261 third gender voters.
Earlier in 2017, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had won 38 of the 55 constituencies, Samajwadi Party had bagged 13 and the Congress and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) had got two seats each.
Till 3 pm, Goa recorded a voter turnout of nearly 60.2%.
As per the ECI, Goa will has 1,722 polling stations in the elections. A total of 11,56,762 voters are eligible to cast their ballots.
In the 2017 Goa assembly elections Congress became the single largest party with 17 (28.4%) seats, while BJP had won 13 (32.5%). GFP won 3 (3.5%) seats, the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party won 3 (11.3%) seats.
However, equations changed after the polls and BJP managed to lure many MLAs to form the government.
Uttarakhand recorded a voter turnout of 49.2% till 3 pm.
The state, which has an electorate of 81 lakh, 632 candidates, including 152 independents, are fighting from 70 seats.
In the 2017 Uttarakhand assembly elections BJP became the single largest party with 57 (46.4%) seats, while Congress had won 11(33.5%).