UP elections: Campaigning ends for sixth phase; voting on Thursday

March 1, 2022 0 Comments


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oi-Prakash KL

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Lucknow,
Mar
1:

The
campaigning
for
the
sixth
phase
of
Uttar
Pradesh
elections
came
to
an
end
on
Tuesday.
The
state
will
go
for
polls
in
57
assembly
seats
in
this
segment.

The
polling
will
be
held
from
7
am
to
6
pm
in
the
sixth
phase
including
in
Ambedkar
Nagar,
Balrampur,
Siddharthnagar,
Basti,
Sant
Kabir
Nagar,
Maharajganj,
Gorakhpur,
Kushinagar,
Deoria
and
Ballia.
As
per
State
Chief
Electoral
Officer
Ajay
Kumar
Shukla,
the
campaign
for
the
sixth
phase
ended
at
6
pm
and
all
preparations
for
voting
on
Thursday
have
been
completed.

UP elections: Campaigning ends for sixth phase; voting on Thursday

Prominent
among
the
676
candidates
in
the
fray
in
this
phase
are
Adityanath,
who
is
contesting
his
first
assembly
election,
state
Congress
president
Ajay
Kumar
Lallu
(Tamkuhi
Raj),
Swami
Prasad
Maurya,
who
quit
as
minister
to
join
the
Samajwadi
Party
(Fazilnagar),
and
Leader
of
Opposition
in
the
state
assembly
and
senior
Samajwadi
Party
leader
Ram
Govind
Chaudhary
(Bansdih).

The
Samajwadi
Party
(SP)
has
fielded
the
wife
of
late
Upendra
Dutt
Shukla,
a
former
BJP
leader,
against
Adityanath.
Uttar
Pradesh
ministers
in
the
contest
are
Surya
Pratap
Shahi
(Pathardeva),
Satish
Chandra
Dwivedi
(Itwa)
and
Jai
Pratap
Singh
(Bansi),
Shree
Ram
Chauhan
(Khajani)
and
Jai
Prakash
Nishad
(Rudrapur).
Surendra
Singh,
the
sitting
MLA
from
Bairia
in
Ballia,
who
joined
the
VIP,
a
new
entrant
in
Uttar
Pradesh’s
electoral
politics,
after
being
denied
a
ticket
by
the
BJP,
will
also
be
facing
the
electorate
in
this
phase.

These
57
seats,
of
which
11
are
reserved
seats,
are
crucial
for
the
BJP
which
in
2017
had
won
46
of
them.
Senior
leaders,
including
Prime
Minister
Narendra
Modi,
Home
Minister
Amit
Shah,
Adityanath,
BJP
president
JP
Nadda,
SP
chief
Akhilesh
Yadav
and
Congress
leader
Priyanka
Gandhi,
criss-crossed
the
districts
going
to
polls
to
campaign
for
their
respective
parties.
Prime
Minister
Modi
had
attacked
the
BJP’s
rivals
by
tagging
them
as
‘ghor
pariwarvadi’
(staunch
dynasts)
who,
he
said,
can
never
make
India
capable
or
Uttar
Pradesh
empowered.

A
total
of
over
2.14
crore
are
eligible
to
vote
in
this
phase.
PTI

Story first published: Tuesday, March 1, 2022, 22:49 [IST]



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