KANPUR: Vigorous polling has been posted during the first two hours of polling today from most of the 49-assembly constituencies that voted during the fifth phase of the seven-phased Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections 2012.
The fifth round of Assembly elections that went for polling in midst of robust security. This polls will be deciding the future of Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav and Bharatiya Janata Party Uma Bharti.
Chief Electoral Officer Umesh Sinha has stated that polling started at 7 am and during the first four hours, it is projected to have surpassed 21%. He has been aiming at further surge in turnout.
Nearly 829 candidates are in the fray for 49 seats spread in 13 districts, where 1.56-crore electors are likely to cast their vote at 17,267-polling centres.
The constituencies that went for polls are spread across Ferozabad, Kanshiram Nagar, Etah, Mainpuri, Etawah, Auraiya, Ramabainagar, Kanpur, Jalaun, Jhansi, Lalitpur, Hamirpur and Mahoba districts.
The fifth phase of polling will be covering five of the seven districts in Bundelkhand and the remaining part of central Uttar Pradesh. After the fifth phase, just western UP and Rohillakhand will be left to vote. The final two rounds will be held on February 28 and March 3. The counting of votes will be taking place on March 6.