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Punjab, UP Polls LIVE: 63% voter turnout in Punjab, 57% in UP till 5 PM

Polling in Punjab began at 8 am and ended at 6 pm this evening. Over 2.14 crore voters were eligible to vote for 1304 candidates from 117 constituencies

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Punjab Assembly Election 2022 will begin today. (HT_PRINT)

Punjab, UP Election 2022: Over 63% polling was recorded in Punjab and over 57% in UP till 5 pm. Voting is underway for all 117 seats in Punjab and 59 assembly constituencies in Uttar Pradeshi in the third phase. 

 

In Punjab, over 2.14 crore voters were eligible to vote for 1304 candidates. 

 

Punjab is witnessing a multi-corner contest this time with Congress, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Shiromani Akali Dal-Bahujan Samaj Party alliance, and the coalition of Bharatiya Janata Party-former chief minister Amarinder Singh's Punjab Lok Congress party as key players. 

 

Here are the key highlights from UP, Punjab

20 Feb 2022, 06:44:35 PM IST

Assembly Polls 2022: Voting concludes, 63% turnout in Punjab 

Punjab, UP Polls 2022: An average voter turnout of 63.44% was recorded in Punjab while Uttar Pradesh, in its third phase of the Assembly elections, witnessed an average voter turnout of 57.43% till 5 pm on Sunday.

In Punjab, the highest voter turnout was in the Mansa constituency with 73.45%, followed by Malerkotla (72.84%) and Sari Muktsar Sahib (72.01%).

20 Feb 2022, 06:32:24 PM IST

UP Polls 2022: Third phase voting concluded in Kanpur

Uttar Pradesh Elections 2022: Third phase voting concluded in Kanpur. EVM closing visuals from a polling booth number 34-40.

20 Feb 2022, 05:54:03 PM IST

Assembly elections: Voter turnout till 5PM

Uttar Pradesh – 57.44%

Punjab – 63.44%

20 Feb 2022, 05:52:06 PM IST

Akhilesh Yadav insecure, brought father to campaign for him: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that Akhilesh is insecure about his own seat and so brought his father Mulayam Singh Yadav to campaign for him.

"They are about to lose the seat that they (SP) were considering as the safest. It is getting out of their hands. You must have seen, the father (Mulayam S Yadav) who was pushed away from the stage, was humiliated and his party was captured, had to plead to save his son's seat", said PM Modi in Unnao.

20 Feb 2022, 04:03:34 PM IST

Assembly Elections 2022: Voting percentage till 3 pm

Assembly Elections 2022

Uttar Pradesh – 48.81%

Punjab – 49.81%

20 Feb 2022, 03:08:03 PM IST

CM Channi: Congress will form govt in Punjab

CM Channi: The Congress party will form government with 2/3rd majority in Punjab.

20 Feb 2022, 02:40:00 PM IST

Parkash Singh Badal, his son Sukhbir cast their vote in Muktsar

Punjab Polls: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal along with Parkash Singh Badal and Harsimrat Kaur casts his vote at Muktsar in

20 Feb 2022, 02:29:06 PM IST

This is a good sign: Amarinder Singh on 30% voting till 1PM

Capt Amarinder Singh: Over 30% voter turnout has been recorded till 1 pm, this is a good sign. We will see a very good win in Patiala and nearby seats. If BJP-PLC and Dhindhsa's party is getting a good response, then what else do we need.  

They (Congress) are concerned about what I am able to achieve in Punjab which is going against them. I can predict that Congress will not get more than 20-30 seats.

 

20 Feb 2022, 02:22:54 PM IST

Punjab CM Channi casts his vote in Kharar

Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi casts his vote at a polling booth in Kharar. He is contesting the polls from Chamkaur Sahib and Bhadaur constituencies, as a Congress candidate.

20 Feb 2022, 01:58:46 PM IST

Assembly elections: 34.10% voter turnout till 1 pm in Punjab, 35.88% in UP

As elections are underway, the approximate voter turnout in Punjab till 1 pm is at 34.10%, while it is 35.88% in Uttar Pradesh, news agency ANI reported. 

20 Feb 2022, 01:46:18 PM IST

UP polls: Akhilesh Yadav, Rahul, Priyanka Gandhi were born with silver spoons, says JP Nadda

BJP chief JP Nadda taking a jibe at Akhilesh Yadav, Gandhi siblings, said, “Akhilesh Yadav, Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi, who were born with silver spoons, used to mock Jan Dhan accounts. Now they understood the meaning of it. It meant that 2000 each will be transferred to accounts of 10.50 crore farmers every 3 months." 

20 Feb 2022, 01:42:36 PM IST

Punjab polls: Congress will be wiped out from Punjab, says Amarinder Singh

Former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said that Congress will be wiped out from the state in the Assembly elections. Amarinder Singh, who left Congress and formed Punjab Lok Congress, said, "I am certain of winning Patiala. I think we will win the elections...They (Congress) live in a different world & will be wiped out in Punjab."

"Bhagwant Mann is an anti-national and he is supporting Arvind Kejriwal," said the Punjab Lok Congress founder after casting his vote in Patiala. The former CM also said that his party is performing well and positive reports coming from the ground. The state is witnessing a multi-cornered contest this time with Congress, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Shiromani Akali Dal-Bahujan Samaj Party alliance, and the coalition of Bharatiya Janata Party-former chief minister Amarinder Singh's Punjab Lok Congress party as key players.

20 Feb 2022, 01:13:04 PM IST

UP Polls: Samajwadi Party claims ‘symbol missing’ from EVM in Farrukhabad

Amid the third phase of Assembly election underway in the state, Samajwadi Party tweeted from its official Twitter handle that their election symbol is missing from EVM at booth number 38 in Vidhan Sabha 194 of Farrukhabad district and urged the Election Commission and District Administration to take cognisance of the matter.

20 Feb 2022, 01:07:02 PM IST

Punjab polls: 17.77% voter turnout recorded in the first three hours of voting 

An average voter turnout of 17.77% was recorded till 11 am in Punjab on Sunday which began the third phase of voting at 8 am. Tight security arrangements have been made for the peaceful conduct of the polls. A total of 1,304 candidates, including 93 women and two transgenders, are in the fray for the high-stake electoral contest.

The Punjab chief electoral office notified that an average voter turnout of 17.77% has been recorded till 11 am. Among many places, Amritsar recorded a voting percentage of 15.48 till 11 am, Barnala 20.15%, Bathinda 21.08%, Fatehgarh Sahib 20.12%, Fazilka 22.55%, Ferozepur 19.29%, Malerkotla 22.07% and Muktsar 23.34%.

Those who voted so far included former chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, ministers Manpreet Singh Badal, Pargat Singh and Vijay Inder Singla, Congress leader Partap Singh Bajwa and Punjab BJP chief Ashwani Sharma. AAP's chief ministerial face Bhagwant Mann exercised his franchise in Mohali.

20 Feb 2022, 12:49:45 PM IST

UP polls: Voting picks up with over 21% voter turnout in first four hours

The data shared by the Election Commission states that an average 21.18% voting was recorded in the first four hours of polling in 59 Assembly constituencies spread across 16 districts of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday. The data further revealed, the average polling percentage till 11 am was 22.67% in Hathras, 24.32% in Firozabad, 22.54% in Kasganj, 24.30% in Etah, 24.46% in Mainpuri, 19.64% in Farrukhabad, 22% in Kannauj, 19.84% in Etawah, 18.53% in Auraiya, 19.86% in Kanpur Dehat, 16.79% in Kanpur Nagar, 21.66% in Jalaun, 19.11% in Jhansi, 25.80% in Lalitpur, 23.30% in Hamirpur and 23.50% in Mahoba.

20 Feb 2022, 12:21:37 PM IST

Punjab polls: Polling delayed at 4 polling booths in Moga due to EVM glitches

Polling was delayed in at least four booths in the Moga district due to EVM glitches. Officials informed that voting was delayed at booth number 198 of Baghapurana constituency, number 13 of Nihal Singh Wala constituency and booth number 160 and 161 of Moga constituency.

20 Feb 2022, 12:10:24 PM IST

Punjab polls: Arvind Kejriwal urges people to exercise their franchise for the future of Punjab

Amid assembly polls in Punjab underway, Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convenor Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday urged the people to exercise their franchise for the future of the state.

In a video message shared on Twitter, Kejriwal shared, "must go to vote for the future of Punjab which includes good schools, employment for your children, government hospitals in which you can get free treatment, elimination of drug addiction, safety and security of people of the country is paramount. All this will happen when you go to vote." He also urged the youth voters to go for voting and take along their elders. He also said to take pictures at the polling booth for memory.

20 Feb 2022, 11:59:35 AM IST

Punjab polls: SAD leader Parkash Singh Badal casts vote in Lambi  

The Shiromani Akali Dal patron Parkash Singh Badal, 94, voted at a primary school in Badal village in the Lambi assembly segment. Badal said he would continue to serve the people of his constituency, adding that law and order, maintaining peace and communal harmony will remain the priority of the SAD.

20 Feb 2022, 11:50:44 AM IST

'BJP to be eliminated, farmers of UP won't forgive them', says SP chief Akhilesh Yadav

Samajwadi Party chief and candidate from Karhal, Akhilesh Yadav after casting his vote in Jaswantnagar said, “BJP is going to be eliminated. Farmers of UP won't forgive them. We've hit century in first two phases and even in this phase, SP and alliance would be ahead of everyone else."

20 Feb 2022, 10:46:04 AM IST

Punjab polls: Famous Amritsar-based conjoined twins cast their votes

Conjoined twins Sohna and Mohna cast their votes in the Manwal area of Amritsar district on Sunday. Both of them will be counted as separate voters. Returning Officer (RO) provided them with goggles so that the secrecy of their vote was maintained. Videography was also done. They cast their votes at Polling booth number 101.

"It is a very unique case. They are conjoined but two separate voters. They are icons of PWD voters. Arrangements were made by the RO of giving them goggles so that the secrecy of voting is maintained," Gaurav Kumar, PRO told ANI.

20 Feb 2022, 10:05:56 AM IST

Punjab records nearly 5% voter turnout till 9am, UP records 8.15%

Punjab has recorded 4.80% voter turnout in its first hour of polling. The data provided by the Election Commission is provisional and could further increase. Meanwhile, UP in its third phase elections records 8.15% voter turnout at 9 am.

20 Feb 2022, 09:12:12 AM IST

PM Modi urges youth, first-time voters of UP, Punjab to vote

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to urge people of both the States to vote especially the youth as well as the first-time voters.

"The Punjab elections and the third phase of the UP elections are being held today. I call upon all those voting today to do so in large numbers, particularly the youth as well as first-time voters," PM Modi said in a tweet.

20 Feb 2022, 09:04:36 AM IST

Punjab began voting for the 117 assembly seats today

Over 2.14 crore voters will decide the fate of 1304 candidates in the fray from 117 constituencies in Punjab. The state is witnessing a multi-corner contest this time with Congress, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Shiromani Akali Dal-Bahujan Samaj Party alliance, and the coalition of Bharatiya Janata Party-former chief minister Amarinder Singh's Punjab Lok Congress party as key players.

20 Feb 2022, 08:08:30 AM IST

Polling begins on 59 seats for third phase of UP polls

In the third phase of the Uttar Pradesh polls, 59 assembly seats across 16 districts are going to the polls on Sunday. As many as 627 candidates are in the fray. Over 2.16 crore voters are eligible to exercise their franchise at 25,794 polling places and 15,557 polling stations in the third phase of Assembly elections.

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