UP polls: Electioneering for fifth phase ends

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 11:03

Lucknow: The high voltage campaigning for the
fifth phase of Uttar Pradesh state Assembly elections
scheduled for February 23 came to an end on Tuesday.

The fifth phase polling, which is expected to be
participated by an estimated 1.56 crore voters in 49
constituencies spread over 13 districts, will decide the fate
of several stalwarts including firebrand BJP leader Uma Bharti
and Leader of Opposition in Vidhan Sabha Shivpal Singh Yadav.

The constituencies going to polls are spread across
Firozabad, Kanshiram Nagar, Etah, Mainpuri, Etawah, Auraiya,
Ramabainagar, Kanpur, Jalaun, Jhansi, Lalitpur, Hamirpur and
Mahoba districts.

"More than 1.56 crore voters, are expected to cast
their votes at 17267 polling stations," joint chief electoral
officer Anita Meshram said, adding that a total of 829
candidates, including 741 men, 87 women, are in the fray in
this phase.

Nineteen Assembly constituencies have more than 16
candidates in the fray.

"All preparations have been made to ensure free and fair
elections with adequate force, including central forces, being
deployed," she said.

Repoll on a polling station (190 Primary School
Bhagiratpur) of Tiloi constituency will be held tomorrow as
there were complaints about the working of EVMs, she added.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 10:06
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