Voters standing in queue show their identity cards during first phase of Manipur polls.
Nearly 57 per cent voting took place till 5 pm in eastern Uttar Pradesh's 49 assembly seats that went to polls in the sixth phase today. The number was higher than last time but much lower than Manipur which voted for 38 of its 60 seats in the first of two phases today, registering an 84 per cent turnout. The north-eastern state is voting in the middle of an economic blockade that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pledged to end if the BJP comes to power in the state and concerns about a possible Naga accord. But it is the seven-phase election in the country's most populous state - where Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav is trying to get a second term for himself in alliance with the Congress - that has been the focus of much attention.