Thursday, February 16, 2017

Filing of nominations end in UP & Manipur Assembly elections

Uttar Pradesh, amidst hectic campaigning for next third and fourth phases, nominations for seventh and last phase is going to end today total 365 nomination papers were filed till yesterday for the last phase.

In this phase total seven districts including Prime Minister's consituency Varanasi, Sonbhadra, Jaunpur, Mirzapur, Gazipur, Chandauli,Bhadoi districts will vote. Polling will be held on 8th March. Scrutiny of papers for sixth phase elections will take place today. For this 742 nominations papaers were filed. Eastern UP districts including Gorakhpur, Azamgarh, Ballia are going to be covered in sixth phase elections scheduled on 4th March.

Meanwhile hectic campaigning is on for third and fourth phase elections in the state.Total 122 assembly seats are going to cover under third and fourth phase elections. Polling for 69 assembly constituencies of 12 districts for third phase will be held on 19th February.

Beside state capital Lucknow, sitapur, kanpur, Etawah, Mainpuri, kannuj and other districts are going to poll in this phase. For fourth phase election ,53 Assembly constituencies will vote on 23rd of this month. In this phase mainly districts of Bundelkhand region and Allahabad, Fatehpur, Pratapgarh and Raibareilly are going to vote. Star party campaigners including senior BJP leader and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rajnath Singh, Venkaiah Naidu, BSP chief Mayawati, Samajwadi party head and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav addressed meetings and rallies in different constituencies in last many days.

In Manipur, today is the last day for filing of nominations for the second and final phase of assembly elections. Twenty two of the 60 constituencies in the state will go to polls in the second phase on the 8th of next month. Scrutiny will take place tomorrow, while the withdrawal of candidature can be done till Monday.

Scrutiny for the first phase will be held today. 38 Assembly segments will go to polls in the first phase on the 4th of next month. A total of 215 candidates had filed their nominations till Tuesday, which was the last day for the filing of candidature. Candidates can withdraw their nominations till Saturday

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