The polling was held in 51 assembly constituencies spread across 12 districts of the state.
Millions voted in the fifth phase of the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls spread across 51 constituencies in 11 districts, officials said.
Narendra Modi said that the "unholy nexus" of the Congress-Samajwadi Party has already been rejected by the state's people.
Celebrities registered protest against US President Donald Trump's travel ban at the 89th Academy Awards ceremony here by wearing blue ribbons.
A total of 168 crorepati candidates are in the fray for the fifth phase of UP Assembly elections, while 117 have declared criminal cases against themselves.
After the outcome of elections to 10 major civic bodies the Maharashtra political landscape now resembles one huge lake full of blooming lotuses - BJP symbol.
The fourth phase of UP assembly polls saw 61 per cent voting till 5 pm, EC announced.
Over 40 per cent of 1.84 crore voters exercised their franchise till midday in the fourth phase of polling in eastern Uttar Pradesh.
The Shiv Sena is set to emerge as the largest party in Mumbai, while the BJP is ahead in other cities across Maharashtra in civic polls.