Uttar Pradesh voting over For the sixth phased elections.57.03% Voter turnout in phase six at 5 pm. Polling for 49 seats in Uttar Pradesh Assembly take place with around 1.72 crore people casting their votes to decide the fate of 635 candidates. The districts voted today are Mau, Gorakhpur, Maharajganj, Kushinagar, Deoria, Azamgarh and Ballia. Samajwadi Party veteran Mulayam Singh Yadav's Azamgarh Lok Sabha constituency, where he hasn't addressed a single rally, will be key focus in this penultimate phase.
According to the Association For Democratic Reforms or ADR, a total of 160 crorepati candidates will be contesting in this phase. Of the major parties battling in this phase, Mayawati's party BSP has 35 of the 49, the highest number of candidates who have declared their assets worth more than one crore. This is followed by 33 from BJP's 45 candidates and 28 of 40 from Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's Samajwadi Party. Congress having only 10 candidates for this phase has six of them who have declared their assets, the report said.
The average assets per candidate contesting is the Rs 1.59 crore. From the 10 in the Congress party, average assets per candidate is Rs 1.84 crore, Rs 3.25 crore for 45 BJP candidates and Rs 8.98 crore for 49 BSP candidates. Samajwadi Party's 40 candidates have an average assets per candidate of Rs 3.13 crore, the report revealed.
In the second last phase of UP assembly election this year, 60 female candidates are contesting.