Voting in UP polls’ sixth phase ends

Lucknow, March 4 (IANS) Around 60 per cent turnout was reported in the sixth and penultimate phaseof the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections on Saturday as voting came to an end on 5 p.m., officials said.

The electorate in the phase, covering 49 constituencies in seven eastern districts of the state, comprised 1.72 crore people.

However people standing in the queues at 5 p.m. will be allowed to cast their votes, a poll panel official told IANS.

According to officials, 58.67 per cent polling was logged in Kushinagar, 58 per cent in Azamgarh and Gorakhpur while in Ballia, 57.27 per cent voters exercised their franchise.