UP: Mainpuri witnesses 18.72 % voter turnout till 11 am

The Election Commission of India recorded 18.72 per cent voter turnout in the Mainpuri Lok Sabha Assembly Seat in Uttar Pradesh on Monday.

Following the passing of the incumbent MP and former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, Mulayam Singh Yadav, voting was mandated in the Mainpuri Lok Sabha constituency. His daughter-in-law and Akhilesh Yadav’s wife, Dimple Yadav, is running for the party. She is up against Raghuraj Singh Shakya, a former member of the BJP. The Samajwadi Party has traditionally held sway in Mainpuri.

Abhay Ram Yadav, the brother of Samajwadi Party supporter Late Mulayam Singh Yadav, cast his ballot at Abhinav Vidyalaya in Saifai, Etawah, and declared that there is no opposition from any political party.

Akhilesh Yadav, the leader of the Samajwadi Party, voted in the present election at a polling location in Etawah. He then claimed that the police were preventing voters from casting their ballots.

“I don’t know on whose orders the administration is working from the day polling started. What briefing has been given to him. Complaints are coming continuously since morning. Police is not allowing people to cast votes,” Akhilesh Yadav said while addressing a press conference after casting his vote.

“I don’t know on whose orders the administration is working from the day polling started. What briefing has been given to him. Complaints are coming continuously since morning. Police is not allowing people to cast votes,” Akhilesh Yadav said while addressing a press conference after casting his vote.

Meanwhile, Dimple Yadav who is a candidate of Samajwadi Party alleged in a tweet that the Mainpuri DM was not receiving the calls of the SP workers.

“DM Mainpuri is not receiving calls of SP workers regarding the complaint of rigging in the elections. Election Commissioner should take note of it,” she tweeted in Hindi.

Voting is currently taking place for the six assembly seats up for grabs in Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh. Rampur in Uttar Pradesh has so far seen the lowest voter turnout with 11.30 percent, while Padampur in Odisha saw a 29.73 percent turnout.

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