Massive turnout during re-polling in Uttar Pradesh

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Tue, May 13, 2014 19:12 hrs

Lucknow: A massive turnout was recorded in the 11 polling booths across three Lok Sabha constituencies in western Uttar Pradesh where a re-poll was held Tuesday on the orders of the Election Commission on basis of reports filed by observers, officials said.

The turnout in the re-polling at polling booth 57 under Bidhna legislative assembly in Muzaffarnagar was 98.40 percent while 96.93 percent polling was recorded at booth nuber 211 in the same segment. In polling booth 168 under Charthawal assembly segment, 96.10 percent polling was seen.

In Budaun parliamentary constituency, 94.20 percent voters cast their votes in the re-poll held at polling booth 112 under the Sehaswan assembly segment.

In Firozabad, polling at a booth under Jasrana was 72.23 percent and at polling booth number 385, the percentage was 84.78 per cent. In Sirsaganj assembly segment's polling booth 54, 96.79 percent of the voters turned up to exercise their franchise.

At booth number 151, 93.75 percent voting was recorded while balloting was 93.5 percent at booth number 159.

Firozabad and Budaun are seats from where two nephews - Akshay and Dharmendra Yadav - of Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav are contesting.

Opposition parties, specially the Bharatiya Janata Party and Bahujan Samaj Party, had accused the ruling SP of booth capturing and bungling in the poll process in these constituencies.



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