Voting Ended For First Phase Of UP Civic Election In 24 Districts: Highlights

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Voting Ended For First Phase Of UP Civic Election In 24 Districts: Highlights

Yogi Adityanath casts his vote in Gorakhpur.

New Delhi:  Voting began for the first phase of the local body elections across 24 districts in Uttar Pradesh today. Over 3 crore people from the most populous state in the country are eligible to cast their vote in the elections. This would be the first popularity test for Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath nearly eight months after the BJP was elected with a thumping majority earlier this year. 

The second phase of civic polls will be held on November 26 in 25 districts and the third phase will be held in 26 districts on November 29. The results for the local body elections will be declared on December 1. 
 

Here are the highlights from the polling centres.




Nov 22, 2017
19:09 (IST)

'BJP taking UP civic polls seriously'

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that the BJP is taking the UP civic polls seriously as it wants to ensure that the benefits of government schemes reach the last man on the social ladder.

Nov 22, 2017
19:04 (IST)

Yogi Adityanath says corrupt babus may face compulsory retirement

Yogi Adityanath said that properties of those cheating the poor would be seized and they would be given compulsory retirement. "Laxity in extending help under various schemes to the poor and the needy will not be tolerated. The government will take stern action against whosoever is found cheating the poor," Mr Adityanath said while campaigning for BJP nominees for the upcoming civic polls.

Nov 22, 2017
16:10 (IST)
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath kick-started the campaign for the first urban local body polls in his tenure from Ayodhya bringing the disputed Ram Janmabhoomi back to centrestage.
Nov 22, 2017
14:43 (IST)
In the first phase of local body elections, polling is underway in 24 districts that witnessed voter turnout of 24 per cent till 12 pm, according to ANI. 
Nov 22, 2017
14:11 (IST)
Polling is underway today in various districts: Shamli, Meerut, Hapur, Bijnore, Badaun, Hathras, Kasganj, Agra, Kanpur, Jalaun, Hamirpur, Chitrakoot, Kaushambi, Pratapgarh, Unnao, Hardoi, Amethi, Faizabad, Gonda, Basti, Gorakhpur, Azamgarh, Ghazipur and Sonebhadra, PTI reported.

Nov 22, 2017
14:09 (IST)
As Union Minister of State Shiv Pratap Shukla reached the St. Andrew's College polling booth today to cast his vote, he told media that his party would bring an amendment in the existing law to ensure more rights for mayors, PTI reported. 

Nov 22, 2017
13:54 (IST)
While BJP promised "pink toilets" and free Wi-Fi at prominent places in its manifesto for the local body elections, Bahujan Samaj Party's mayoral candidate from Lucknow Bulbul Godiyal had claimed the BJP copied her concept of "pink toilets" for women. 
Nov 22, 2017
12:53 (IST)
A total of 56 candidates are in the fray for five mayor seats in the first phase of UP civic polls, 901 for the chairperson's post in the 71 nagar palikas and 3,856 nominees for the 1,819 nagar palika wards, PTI reported. 
Nov 22, 2017
11:39 (IST)
About 8,000 state government employees have been deployed to supervise the polling process. A district official was quoted as saying by the IANS that 4,200 policemen, 1,000 home guards, eight companies of Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) and two Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) companies have been deployed for poll duty.  
Nov 22, 2017
11:39 (IST)
Polling is underway to elect chairmen of local bodies in 24 districts and mayor of Agra along with 100 corporators, IANS reported. Long queues of voters were seen outside the 364 polling booths today despite the morning chill, the news agency said. 
Nov 22, 2017
11:10 (IST)
One of the key challenges for Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in the local body elections would be to match BJP's assembly poll performance. The BJP has a strong grip on local bodies in the state. 
Nov 22, 2017
10:30 (IST)
Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav kept a low profile as Samajwadi Party campaigned for the local body elections. However, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath ran an aggressive campaign with over 30 public meetings. 
Nov 22, 2017
09:51 (IST)
Voting resumed at the three booths in Mani Ram Bagia Ward number 104 in Kanpur after polling was interrupted due to technical glitch, ANI reported. 
Nov 22, 2017
09:49 (IST)
Technical glitch was reported in electronic voting machines at three booths in Mani Ram Bagia Ward number 104 in Kanpur, according to ANI. 
Nov 22, 2017
09:49 (IST)
Technical glitch was reported in electronic voting machines at three booths in Mani Ram Bagia Ward number 104 in Kanpur, according to ANI. 
Nov 22, 2017
09:44 (IST)
The first phase of the civic polls in Uttar Pradesh covers 230 wards - five municipal corporations, 71 municipal boards and 154 Panchayats.
Nov 22, 2017
09:30 (IST)
Polling for the three-phased elections will be held in 16 Nagar nigams, 438 Nagar panchayats and 198 Nagar Palika parishads
Nov 22, 2017
08:56 (IST)
As he faces his first popularity test after becoming the chief minister earlier this year, Yogi Adityanath told ANI on Tuesday, "BJP will win comfortably in view of the work done & decisions made the party. Previous parties had handicapped local bodies, we are making efforts to bring them back on track." 
Nov 22, 2017
08:53 (IST)
Voting began for the three-phased local body elections at 7:30 am across 24 districts in the state.  
Nov 22, 2017
08:50 (IST)
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath reached the polling centre at Kanya Primary Pathshala in ward number 68 of old Gorakhpur today morning to cast his vote as voting began for the first phase of civic polls. 
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