An common of 48.Fifty eight% polling reported on Azamgarh LS seat till 6pm even as 41% voters workout their right to franchise on Rampur seat till 6pm, say officers

LUCKNOW The with the aid of-elections to Azamgarh and Rampur Lok Sabha seats have been marked by low turnout of voters on Thursday. An common of forty eight.58% polling changed into suggested on Azamgarh LS seat till 6 pm whilst forty one% electorate exercised their proper to franchise on Rampur LS seat until 6pm, stated officials.

In the 2019 Lok Sabha election, Rampur had recorded 63.19% polling and Azamgarh noticed fifty seven.56% polling.

Uttar Pradesh chief electoral officer, Ajay Kumar Shukla, said the bypolls in Azamgarh and Rampur LS seats had been peaceful and there was no file of any untoward incident. When asked about the Samajwadi Party’s allegations of intimidation of citizens and irregularities in vote casting, Shukla said the court cases were probed through the observers and the expenses were observed baseless. The record had been sent to the Election Commission of India, he said.

In the morning, the voter turnout remained low on each the Lok Sabha seats. Till 9am, 7.86% votes have been polled in Rampur and nine.21% in Azamgarh. At 3pm, 32.19% votes have been polled in Rampur and 37.Eighty two% in Azamgarh LS constituency. The fate of six candidates contesting on Rampur seat and thirteen contesting on Azamgarh Lok Sabha seat were sealed. The counting of votes will be on June 26.

The Election Commission of India (ECI) performed live webcasting of the polling at seventy five% polling centres in Azamgarh and Rampur. It become monitored at 3 tiers – district election officer, UP leader electoral officer and the Election Commission of India.

In Rampur, the BJP fielded Ghanshyam Singh Lodhi, who currently joined the party at the same time as Asim Raja, handpicked by means of Azam Khan, become the SP candidate. The Mayawati-led BSP did now not contest from Rampur.

The Azamgarh seat is seeing a triangular contest amongst BJP’s Dinesh Lal Yadav ‘Nirhaua’, a Bhojpuri actor-singer, SP’s Dharmendra Yadav and BSP’s Shah Alam aka ‘Guddu Jamali’.

Of the 18.38 lakh electorate in Azamgarh, 9,70,249 are men, eight,sixty seven,942 girls and 36 belong to the 1/3 gender class.

Officials said 2,176 cubicles had been set up at 1,149 polling stations of the constituency, where an estimated 15% of the population is Muslims. In Rampur, the community makes up for a bit less than 1/2 of the populace.

All four assembly segments — Azamgarh, Mubarakpur, Sagdi, Gopalpur and Mehnagar — falling in Azamgarh Lok Sabha constituency have been won by the SP inside the recent nation elections.

During the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, there was an alliance among the SP and the BSP, and Akhilesh Yadav gained easily, getting 6.21 lakh votes towards BJP’s Dinesh Lal Yadav ‘Nirhaua’, who were given 3.61 lakh votes.

While principal BJP leaders remained away from campaigning this time, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath sought votes for the BJP on the two seats.

However, SP leader Akhilesh Yadav and his wife Dimple Yadav did now not marketing campaign in the bypolls.

In the 2019 LS elections, Azam Khan bagged five,fifty nine,177 votes. BJP candidate Jaya Prada were given four,49,a hundred and eighty votes and Congress candidate Sanjay Kapoor lost his deposit in Rampur. (with organisation enter)

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