Akhilesh Yadav to Contest Maiden Assembly Election
Samajwadi Party chief and former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav is contesting his maiden Assembly election from Karhal in Mainpuri.
EC Takes Suo Motu Cognisance of a Complaint Against SP Chief Akhilesh Yadav: Report
The Election Commission (EC) on Sunday took suo motu cognisance of a complaint against Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav for allegedly breaching the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) in Uttar Pradesh's Etawah.
The complaint has been filed in Saifai, where Yadav has been accused of allegedly sharing his opinions with media personnel in the premises of his respective voting centre, India Today reported.
‘Congress Will Waive off Farmers’ Loans’: Priyanka Gandhi in Raebareli
While addressing a rally in Raebareli, Priyanka Gandhi said, "The whole police force was there to stop us from meeting the family of the Dalit woman who was raped in Hathras. Where were they when she was getting raped? The family told us that they didn't get any help, and were instead getting patrolled."
She added, "Congress' 19,000 workers went to jail in last 1.5 years, for you (public). Congress will waive off farmers' loans as in Chhattisgarh, half electricity bills, empower women; we gave tickets to 40 percent women, doesn't matter if they win/lose, at least they're fighting," ANI reported.
'2.06 Crore Voters Turned Up': Chief Electoral Officer
"Around 2.06 crore voters turned up to cast their votes till 5 pm for the third phase of UP Assembly elections. Wherever we got complaints, EVMs and VVPATs were replaced immediately. There was no incident of violence," UP's Chief Electoral Officer Ajay Kumar Shukla said.
57.58% Voter Turnout Till 5PM
The third phase of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections saw a 57.58 percent voter turnout till 5 pm, as per the EC.
Here's how the various districts fared till 3 pm:
Kanpur Dehat: 58%
Kanpur Nagar: 50%