Campaigning Ends In Punjab, 59 Seats In UP For Sunday Polls

Campaigning ended on Friday evening for the single day voting on 117 assembly seats in Punjab and also for the third phase of the UP Assembly polls which is scheduled to be held on Sunday.

While 2.2 crore voters spread over 23 districts will decide the electoral fate of 1304 candidates, including 93 women, in Punjab, in the third phase of polling in U.P. as many as 627 candidates are trying their luck in the electoral arena which encompasses 59 constituencies spread over 16 districts with an estimated 2.15 crore strong electorate.

In the third phase in U.P. districts where polling will be held on Sunday are Hathras, Firozabad, Etah, Kasganj, Mainpuri, Farrukhabad, Kannauj, Etawah, Auraiya, Kanpur Dehat, Kanpur Nagar, Jalaun, Jhanshi, Lalitpur, Hamirpur and Mahoba.

Among the key candidates in U.P. are SP chief and former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav from the Karhal Assembly seat who is facing Union Minister and BJP MP from Agra S P Singh Baghel.

Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh’s brother Shivpal Singh Yadav is also contesting from his traditional Jaswantnagar seat which he has been winning since 1996.

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Prominent leaders who made several rounds of door-to-door campaigning included Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in Kanpur, Kalpi, Jalaun and Hamirpur BSP supremo Mayawati who visited Jalaun and Auraiya. Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav also made an appearance in Karhal.

Among the key candidates in the fray in the third phase are Satish Mahana of BJP from Maharajpur in Kanpur, Ramvir Upadhaya also of BJP from Sadabad in Hathras, Louis Khurshid of Congress from Farrukhabad Sadar.

Senior BJP leader and Union Home minister Amit Shah also campaigned for party candidates in Shikohabad Mainpuri and Lakhimpur-kheri while BJP president J P Nadda, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath his deputy Keshav Prasad Maurya and state BJP President Swatantra Dev Singh campaigned at different places.

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