UP Election Live: Overall voting percentage at 3 pm is 52.90%

New Delhi: Polling for 73 assembly constituencies spread across 15 districts in western Uttar Pradesh began at 7.00 a.m. on Saturday amid tight security. In the first of the seven-phased staggered elections in the state.

A total of 839 candidates are in the fray. Police officials said adequate security arrangements have been made for the keenly-fought contest

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Polling underway in Noida Sector 15A

People arrive for voting in Dadri's Bishada

Polling underway in Shamli's Thana Bhawan

People after casting their votes in Baghpat

BJP Mathura candidate Shrikant Sharma casts his vote

People after casting their votes in Bulandshahr

 Voters in Baghpat-Baraut given roses by EC officials

Polling underway in Aligarh

Meerut: BJP MLA and Sardhana candidate Sangeet Som after casting his vote

Baghpat: 98 year old Sultani cast her vote in Chhaprauli

Senior citizen and divyang voters being felicitated at a polling booth in Loni, Ghaziabad.

Congress candidate from Mathura Pradeep Mathur visits temple

10.56% voting in first phase of Uttar Pradesh elections till 9 am

Police detain Gagan Som, brother of BJP candidate Sangeet Som for carrying a pistol inside poll booth in Sardhana

Union Minister Sanjeev Balyan cast his vote in Muzaffarnagar

29% voting in Shamli till 11 am