UP Polls: 60 per cent voter turnout in sixth phase
Lucknow/New Delhi: The high stakes battle for power in Uttar Pradesh entered the last lap Tuesday with 60 percent peaceful voting in the sixth and penultimate round of the assembly elections that end next week. The turnout among the 2.11 crore voters was in keeping with the high percentage in the last five rounds. Polling in 68 constituencies across 13 districts in western Uttar Pradesh had begun at 7 a.m. and ended at 5 p.m. "Today appears to be more like the first phase when polling crossed the 60 per cent mark", state chief electoral officer Umesh Sinha told IANS in Lucknow at the close of balloting.
Image: A security person stands guard as voters wait to cast votes at a polling station during sixth phase of Uttar Pradesh assembly elections in Ghaziabad on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012.