UP Elections: Pilibhit records the highest voting in Phase 4

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Polling booth in Kadipur village, Lakhmipur Kheri. Picture: ANI

Polling was mostly peaceful with few violations of the Model Code of Conduct

Asian News International

Ghaziabad: Uttar Pradesh recorded an average voter turnout of 61.65 per cent in the fourth phase of the ongoing Assembly polls on Wednesday. According to the Election Commission, Pilibhit witnessed the highest voter turnout with 67.16 per cent.

This was followed by Lakhimpur Kheri with a 67.15 per cent voter turnout. Unnao witnessed the lowest turnout with 57.73 per cent.

The Election Commission said that 362 complaints of violation of the Model Code of Conduct were received. A man was arrested in Lakhimpur Kheri after he allegedly put Fevikwik in an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM).

“A person put Fevikwik in an EVM during polling in Kadipur village following which voting was stalled for some time. The button was jammed due to the glue,” said Sanjeev Suman, Superintendent of Police of Lakhimpur Kheri.

The voting for the fourth phase started at 7 am and concluded at 6 pm. A total of 624 candidates, including 91 women, contested in 59 constituencies.

Polling for the fifth, sixth and seventh phases will take place on February 27, March 3, and March 7 respectively. The counting of the votes will take place on March 10.