Noida, Feb 11: Amid security arrangements, polling ended in Gautam Buddh Nagar district with the record turnover of 59.8%
There were 284000 voters and 1246 polling stations where people from all castes came out their homes to cast their votes for the first phase of the seven-round polls.
GB Nagar distric consists of three constituencies: Noida 50%, Jewar 66% and Dadri 61% where people came in large numbers to participate in the electoral process.
People came early in the morning from 7 am to 5 pm in the evening. Large queues were witnessed and some fight were witnessed during the day.
Most of the voters complained that their polling booths were changed and some voters alleged that their voter IDs were not delivered to them even on the polling day.
The battle for the Uttar Pradesh assembly election 2017 begins on Saturday, Seventy three assembly seats of Uttar Pradesh spread across 15 districts, amid elaborate security arrangements. A total of 2.60 crore voters, including over 1.17 crore women and 1,508 belonging to third gender category were eligible to cast their ballots in 26,823 polling stations to decide the fate of 839 candidates.
The first phase of polling will decide the electoral fortunes of Pankaj Singh (Noida seat), son of Home Minister Rajnath Singh, where he is fighting against SP candidate Sunil Choudhary.