Voting Underway In 61 Seats Of Uttar Pradesh, Fate Of Many Heavy Weights To Be Decided
Lucknow, February 27 (TNA) Voting for 61 seats spread across 12 districts in the fifth phase of elections in Uttar Pradesh began on Sunday at 7 am. In this phase, fate of many prominent ministers of the state government including Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya and many political stalwarts will be decided.
Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya is the BJP candidate from Sirathu assembly seat, while senior minister and spokesperson of the state government Sidharth Nath Singh from Allahabad West, Minority Welfare Minister Nand Gopal Gupta Nandi from Allahabad South, Social Welfare Minister Ramapati Shastri is contesting from Mankapur.
Congress legislature party (CLP) leader in the outgoing assembly, Aradhana Mishra Mona is fighting for the honours for a third straight term from Rampur Khas in Pratapgarh. Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiya, president of Jansatta Dal Loktantrik is from Kunda, Krishna Patel, President of Apna Dal Kameravadi from Pratapgarh Sadar, Dr. Sanjay Singh from Amethi, Barabanki. The fate of Tanuj Punia, son of senior Congress leader PL Punia from Zaidpur seat, Inderjit Saroj of SP from Manjhanpur seat and Ujjwal Raman Singh of SP from Karchana.
58.24 percent voter turnout was recorded in these 12 districts in the 2017 assembly elections. The Commission has deployed 60 General Observers, 11 Police Observers and 20 Expenditure Observers. 1941 Sector Magistrate, 250 Zonal Magistrate, 207 Static Magistrate and 2627 Micro Observer have also been deployed. A Senior General Observer, a Senior Police Observer and two Senior Expenditure Observers have also been deployed by the Commission at the state level, who will stay in the area and supervise the entire election process.