The Karhal seat in Uttar Pradesh’s Mainpuri district was the focus of attention in the third phase of assembly elections, with a high-profile battle between Samajwadi Party head Akhilesh Yadav and BJP Union Minister SP Singh Baghel.
On Sunday, the ‘Yadav bastion’ had a record turnout as a big number of people went to the polls to vote for their leaders. According to the Times of India, the turnout in the constituency was 62.32 percent until 5 p.m., the second-highest since 1951.
The Karhal seat has a total of 3.71 lakh voters, including 1.25 lakh Yadavs and 18,000 Muslims, according to the Election Commission. Karhal West cum Shikohabad East and Karhal East cum Bhongaon constituencies were formed in 1951Between 1957 to 1969, it was a reserved constituency due to the majority of Dalit residents.
In Uttar Pradesh’s third phase of elections, over 60% of voters cast ballots until 5 p.m. on Sunday in 59 assembly constituencies. According to the Election Commission’s Turnout App, the revised approximate voting percentage was 60.63 percent as of 5 p.m.
Hathras had 63.14 percent, Firozabad had 61.89 percent, Kasganj had 63.04 percent, Etah had 65.7 percent, Mainpuri had 61.51 percent, Farrukhabad had 59.13 percent, Kannauj had 61.93 percent, and Etawah had 58.35 percent.