Election Commission officials in Delhi put the voting percentage at 64.66. Final figures are likely to change as queues of voters were seen at several centres even after the scheduled time for voting ended.
Salman Khurshid, who is the Congress’ candidate from Farrukhabad, of which Kaimganj assembly segment is a part, is locked in a triangular contest with BJP’s sitting MP Mukesh Rajput and BSP's Manoj Agarwal.
Sinha held a road show in the aftermath of filing her nominations from Lucknow, in which hundreds of SP workers participated in raising slogans against the BJP government at the Centre and in the state.
The former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh said that if the poll panel does not initiate any strict step, the ongoing election process "would be of no use", and hoped that something concrete will be done in this regard.
Priyanka Gandhi’s appeal seems to be largely missing in areas beyond the Congress strongholds of Amethi and Rae Bareli. However, she is yet to begin her campaign and get into combative mode to wrest eastern UP for her party.