New Delhi: The first phase of polling for the 2022 Uttar Pradesh assembly elections started Thursday at 7 am and continued till 6 pm. The first phase of elections is being held in 58 assembly seats spread across 11 districts in western Uttar Pradesh.
As many as 623 candidates, including 73 women, were in the fray in the first phase, and around 2.28 crore voters, including 1.24 crore men and 1.04 women, were eligible to cast their votes, state EC officials said.
ThePrint’s national photo editor Praveen Jain visited polling stations in Baghpat, Kairana, and Baraut on the opening day of polls in UP. Snapshots from the centres.