Over 53% Polling in UP Phase 1 till 3 PM

Over 53 percent polling has been reported till 3 pm. The major battle is between 839 candidates from Bhartiya Janta Party, Bahujan Samaj Party, allies Congress and Samajwadi Party and Rashtriya Lok Dal.  It is estimated, that around 2.6 crore people would cast their votes today, out of which over one crore are women. Many Divyangs were seen enthusiastically exercising their franchise.  The elderly too set an example and have come out to vote in large numbers. 
Special arrangements have been made with deployment of paramilitary forces in sensitive areas. 836 companies of paramilitary forces deployed while 5140 polling station marked as critical.  Also, CCTV cameras have been placed in around 600 important polling centres, to ensure the polling takes place without disruption and in a fair and smooth manner. 


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