UP Polls 2022: Bridegroom casts his vote ahead of marriage, says 'pehle matdaan, uske baad bahu' | Watch

Uttar Pradesh Elections 2022: “Pehle matdaan, uske baad bahu, uske baad sab kaam,” said Ankur Balyan who had come to cast his vote at a polling booth before his wedding on the same day.

By Sugandha Jha
Thu, 10 Feb 2022 12:15 PM IST
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UP Polls 2022: Bridegroom casts his vote ahead of marriage, says 'pehle matdaan, uske baad bahu' | Watch
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Lucknow | Jagran News Desk: A bridegroom, Ankur Balyan, came to vote at a polling booth in Muzaffarnagar ahead of his wedding on Thursday as Uttar Pradesh began its first phase of polling in the state. Balyan said that he will go to his wedding after casting his vote.

“Pehle matdaan, uske baad bahu, uske baad sab kaam,” Balyan said who had come to cast his vote at a polling booth before his wedding on the same day.

The voter turnout till 11 am in the first phase was recorded at 20.03 per cent .

Voting for the first phase of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections began at 7:00 am. Covering the Jat-dominant belt of western Uttar Pradesh, the first phase of polls cover 58 assembly constituencies across 11 districts of the state.

The voting, which will conclude at 6:00 pm today, is taking place at 25,849 polling stations and 10,766 polling centres. As many as 623 candidates are in the fray on 58 assembly seats where polls are being held today.

As per the set norms, the campaigning for the first phase of the UP polls ended on Tuesday (February 8) at 6 pm, marking the start of a 48-hour-long silence period.

The police have sealed the borders of the state and strict vigilance is underway to maintain peace in 58 constituencies where elections are underway.

Meanwhile, earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged all the voters in Uttar Pradesh to participate in the elections while following the necessary COVID-19 guidelines.

The 403-member Uttar Pradesh Assembly is scheduled to go to the polls in seven phases on February 10, 14, 20, 23, 27, March 3, and 7. The counting of votes will take place on March 10.

(With inputs from ANI)

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