Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections: Voting underway in 54 seats throughout 9 districts, India News News

The seventh and ultimate section of Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, a state with a inhabitants of 200 million individuals in northern India, is at present occurring.

This spherical will bring to a standstill one of many state’s most bitterly contested elections.

Purvanchal has 54 Assembly constituencies unfold over 9 districts the place voting is happening.

Azamgarh, Mau, Jaunpur, Ghazipur, Chandauli, Varanasi, Mirzapur, Bhadohi, and Sonbhadra are among the many districts the place voting is happening.

On March tenth, all the phases will probably be counted.

On this spherical, a complete of 613 candidates are vying for 54 seats, 11 of that are reserved for Scheduled Castes and two for Scheduled Tribes, amongst a complete citizens of about 20.06 million.

The final spherical would additionally put the BJP and Samajwadi Celebration’s alliances with tiny caste-based events to the take a look at. 

Within the final section, vital contenders embrace BJP allies Apna Dal (Sonelal) and Nishad Celebration, in addition to Akhilesh Yadav’s new buddies Apna Dal (Okay), Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Celebration (SBSP) of Om Prakash Rajbhar and others.

Beforehand a stronghold of the Samajwadi Celebration, the area witnessed the BJP acquire floor in 2017 by capturing 29 seats alongside its companions Apna Dal (4) and the SBSP (3).

The BSP obtained six seats, whereas the Samajwadi Celebration obtained eleven.

UP ministers Neelkanth Tiwari, Anil Rajbhar, Ravindra Jaiswal, Girish Yadav, and Rama Shankar Singh Patel are among the many outstanding contestants on this section.

Dara Singh Chauhan, who left Yogi Adityanath’s authorities and joined the Samajwadi Celebration, can be operating for the seat of Ghosi in Mau. 

SBSP president Om Prakash Rajbhar (Zahoorabad), Dhananjay Singh (Malhani-Jaunpur) as JD(U) candidate and Abbas Ansari, son of mafia turned politician Mukhtar Ansari, from Mau Sadar seat are different outstanding candidates within the ultimate section.

The BJP goes all out to retain its bastion whereas the Samajwadi Celebration is eyeing to regain the constituencies it received within the 2012 Assembly elections.

Additionally, the seventh and final section of UP meeting elections will probably be a litmus take a look at for allies on each the sides– from Anupriya Patel in BJP-led alliance to Om Prakash Rajbhar within the SP-led alliance.

On this election, BJP has fielded 48 candidates out of 54 seats on the get together image whereas its ally Apna Dal (S) and Nishad Celebration have fielded 3-3 candidates every.

Alternatively, Samajwadi Celebration has fielded 45 candidates on its image whereas its ally SBSP has fielded 7 candidates and Apna Dal (Okay) has fielded two candidates.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi together with UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath, BJP president J.P. Nadda, union ministers, Rajnath Singh and Amit Shah, have been extensively campaigning in Purvanchal for the ultimate section to repeat its 2017 success story.

(With inputs from companies)

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