10.43 percent voting recorded till 9 a.m. in seventh phase of UP polls

| Updated: Mar 08, 2017 15:51 IST

Mirzapur (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Mar. 8 (ANI): 10.43 percent voting was recorded till 9 a.m. on Wednesday in the seventh phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls. Polling in 40 assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh is currently underway. A total of 535 candidates, including 51 women, are in fray for these assembly seats spread across seven districts of eastern Uttar Pradesh, known as Poorvanchal. Over 1.41 crore voters are eligible to exercise their franchise in the seventh and last phase of the assembly elections, including 76.87 lakh men and 64.99 lakh women. A total of 706 voters are of the third gender. As many as 8,682 polling stations with 14,458 polling booths have been set up. Union minister and Apna Dal leader Anupriya Patel cast her vote earlier in the day at polling booth number 335 of Mirzapur. Sounding confidence, Patel said, "We will win all 40 seats." Congress leader Ajai Rai also cast his vote at polling booth number 389 of Varanasi South constituency. He said, "The seventh phase is going to vote against 'Jumlebaazi'". The results for the five states --- Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur will be announced on March 11. (ANI)