UP Polls: 60 per cent voter turnout in sixth phase
Though the belt is notorious for its feudal traditions, this phase had 9,391,585 women listed as voters, the highest, besides 712 eunuchs. Except for two minor incidents, polling remained peaceful all over the otherwise volatile belt of western UP. According to reports, police used mild force to disperse a ruling Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader and his supporters who were creating a ruckus at a polling centre at Singhani Gate area of Ghaziabad because of a delay in issuing voter slips.
Image:Voters line up near the statue of freedom fighter Shaheed Bhagat Singh, the founder of the school, as they wait to vote in the sixth phase of the Uttar Pradesh state elections in Surajpur, on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012.