LS polls: 57.33 percent voter turnout in UP's 14 constituencies for fifth phase
Around 57.33 percentage voting turnout in fourteen seats in Uttar Pradesh for fifth phase of general elections on Monday.
Lucknow: Around 57.33 percentage voting turnout in fourteen seats in Uttar Pradesh for fifth phase of general elections on Monday.
Among early voters in the state capital included Home Minister Singh, BSP supremo Mayawati, Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma, BSP general secretary Satish Chandra Mishra, DGP OP Singh and Principal Secretary (Home) Arvind Kumar.
The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) is contesting on five seats - Dhaurahra, Sitapur, Mohanlalganj, Fatehpur and Kaisarganj.
दिनांक 6 मई 2019 को कार्यालय मुख्य निर्वाचन अधिकारी,उ.प्र. में श्री एल वेंकटेश्वर लू जी ने प्रेस कांफ्रेंस में बताया कि पांचवें चरण में 16 जिलों के 14 लोक सभा सामान्य निर्वाचन क्षेत्रों में कुल मतदाताओं की संख्या-2,50,68,296 है, जिनमें से थर्ड जेंडर की संख्या 1301 है। @ECISVEEP pic.twitter.com/yGY3QHDLq3— CEO UP #DeshKaMahaTyohar (@ceoup) May 6, 2019
Its ally Samajwadi Party (SP) is fighting on seven seats - Lucknow, Banda, Kaushambi, Barabanki, Faizabad, Bahraich and Gonda.
In Amethi and Rae Bareli, the SP-BSP alliance has not put up any candidate, leaving the two constituencies for the Congress.
The Union home minister is seeking re-election from Lucknow, while his colleague at the Centre Irani is again taking on Rahul Gandhi in Amethi.
In the Faizabad parliamentary constituency, under which the temple town of Ayodhya falls, sitting BJP MP Lallu Singh is taking on Nirmal Khatri of the Congress. Khatri is a former Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee chief.
Former Union minister and Congress candidate Jitin Prasad is contesting from Dhaurahra against former Chambal brigand Malkhan Singh.
In Lucknow, the SP has pitted Poonam Sinha, wife of actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha, as the joint 'mahagathbandhan' (grand alliance candidate against Rajnath Singh. (With PTI inputs)