Uttar Pradesh to witness 2nd phase of voting tomorrow

Photo related to state assembly election in Uttar Pradesh.

Lucknow: As the Uttar Pradesh is going to witnessed its second phase voting for the state assembly elections tomorrow, the polling will be held in 67 assembly constituencies spread across 11 districts in which stakes in this round are the highest for the ruling Samajwadi Party (SP).

The campaign for the high-decibel 67 seats ended yesterday evening with all political parties had tried their best to woo voters.

The ruling party government SP holds 34 of the 67 seats, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) 17, the BJP 10 and the Congress four. For smaller parties like the Peace Party and Ittehadul-E-Millat Council had won one seat each in 2012.

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Voters will cast their votes in places like Sambhal, Moradabad, Rampur, Bareilly, Amroha, Pilibhit, Lakhimpur Kheri, Shahjahanpur, Bijnore, Saharanpur and Budayun districts.

All the leaders of crucial parties like Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and BSP chief Mayawati campaigned widely for this phase of elections.

The fortune of Uttar Pradesh Minister Mohd Azam Khan, his son Abdullah Azam and ministers Iqbal Masood, Haji Riiyaz Ahmad, Mehboob Ali, Ram Moorti Verma, Kamal Akhtar and Mool Chandra Chauhan will be decided on Wednesday.

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Near about 720 candidates are in the fight. Of the 2.28 crore voters, 1.23 crore are males. The maximum number of 28 candidates is in Kaanth constituency and the least (5) in Ghanaura.

The staggered battle to pick a 403-seat Uttar Pradesh assembly began on February 11 when 73 constituencies went to the polls.