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Over 10 per cent voting in first two hours in UP

Over 10.3 per cent voters exercised their franchise in the first two hours in Uttar Pradesh, where polling is underway on 18 seats to decide the fate of 328 candidates including Narendra Modi, Mulayam Singh Yadav and Arvind Kejriwal.

A report from Maharajganj said that technical problems were reported in polling machines in three polling stations of Nautenwa, Panera and Sadar while a village in Ballia boycotting polling.

While maximum number of 42 candidates are in fray from Varanasi, minimum of 12 candidates are contesting from Bansgaon.

In 2009 Lok Sabha polls, 46.55 per cent votes were polled in these constituencies, while in 2012 assembly polls the percentage was 56.28.

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