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Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections 2017: BJP leader Sangeet Som’s brother arrested with pistol in polling booth

Bhartiya Janta party MLA Sangeet Som who named in Muzaffarnagar Violence case in side the state assembly to attend first day of Assembly's winter session in Lucknow on thursday. Express photo by Vishal Srivastav 05.12.2013

Lucknow: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Sangeet Som’s brother arrested for carrying a pistol inside a polling booth today in Faridpur village.

According to a police official, Gagan Som was whisked by security personnel and found a pistol. An official said IANS that the act was in contravention of election rules and hence the action was taken.

Sangeet Som, accused of making inflammatory speeches during the 2013 Muzaffarnagar communal riots.

Voting for the first phase for Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections 2017  began at 7 AM today. Voters queued outside polling booths to cast their votes amid high-security arrangements.

The first phase of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections 2017 covers 15 districts of western UP. Out of the 403 Assembly seats, 73 Assembly constituencies in 15 districts of western Uttar Pradesh will elect their legislators today.

The counting of votes of all seven phases of 403 assembly seats would be taken up on March 11.

As per the CEO’s office, there are 1.41 crore eligible voters, including 64.76 lakh women, who will cast their votes in 14,458 polling booths in this phase.