India, April 12 -- The residents of the twin NCR cities of Uttar Pradesh-Noida and Ghaziabad- got inked on Thursday to elect their MPs in the first phase of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. The constituencies of Gautam Budh Nagar and Ghaziabad were among the eight seats in western UP that went to polls on Thursday.

While Gautam Budh Nagar constituency saw a polling turnout of 60.15%, the Ghaziabad constituency saw a voter turnout of 57.6%. Two junior ministers in the Modi government - Dr Mahesh Sharma from Gautam Budh Nagar and General (retired) VK Singh from Ghaziabad - have a tough contest on their hands to retain their seats.

In Gautam Budh Nagar, it seems to be a straight fight between Dr Sharma and BSP-SP alliance candidate Satveer Nagar....