Lucknow, Mar 3 (ANI): Over 62 percent polling was recorded in the seventh and the final phase of polling on Saturday in Uttar Pradesh assembly elections.
Over 1.82 crore voters were expected to exercise their franchise in this phase to decide the fate of 962 candidates.
Polling in the final phase was conducted for 60 assembly seats spread in 10 districts of the state including Bijnore, Moradabad, Bheem Nagar, Rampur, Jyotiba Phule Nagar, Badaun, Bareilly, Pilibhit, Shahjahanpur and Lakhimpur Kheri.
The fate of Samajwadi Party's (SP) Muslim face Azam Khan, who is contesting from Rampur, would be decided in this concluding phase along with a host of other influential leaders.
A total of 18,927 polling stations had been set up by the Election Commission in this phase.
Over 60 percent polling was recorded in the sixth phase of Uttar Pradesh assembly polls on February 28.
The Uttar Pradesh polls are being viewed as an opportunity for major political parties to re-establish their foothold in the country's fifth largest and most populous state.
The first, second, third, fourth and fifth phases of polling occurred on February 8, 11, 15, 19, and 23 respectively. A new 403-member state assembly will be elected in March.
The poll results will broadly indicate trends for the 2014 general elections. (ANI)
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