Uttar Pradesh all set for sixth phase of voting as campaign dust settles

Lucknow: Polling for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election 2022 has been completed in five phases and for the sixth phase, votes will be cast on March 03. For which the election campaign has ended from 5 pm today (Tuesday 01 March). The Election Commission has completed all the preparations for the sixth phase of elections. Now only the sixth and seventh phases of voting are left in UP.

State Chief Electoral Officer Ajay Kumar Shukla said that in the sixth phase, on March 3, voting will be held in 57 seats in 10 districts. The districts where elections are to be held are Ballia, Gorakhpur, Balrampur, Deoria, Kushinagar, Siddharthnagar, Sant Kabirnagar, Maharajganj, Basti and Ambedkar Nagar. Over 2.14 crore voters of these districts will decide the fate of 676 candidates.

With the end of campaigning for the sixth phase on the evening of March 01, the borders of other districts and states connected with these 10 districts will be sealed. Also, the vigil on the borders will be increased further. All licensed shops of liquor, beer and cannabis will be closed in all these 10 districts. These shops will open only after the polling is over.

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath, ministers in the state government Satish Dwivedi, Surya Pratap Shahi, Upendra Tiwari, Shri Ram Chauhan and Ram Swaroop Shukla are the main candidates whose fate is at stake in the sixth phase.

Apart from these, Leader of Opposition Ram Govind Chaudhary, former Speaker of the Legislative Assembly Mata Prasad Pandey, Lalji Verma who left BSP and joined SP, Ram Achal Rajbhar, former minister Rammurti Verma, Raj Kishore Singh, Swami Prasad Maurya, Congress State President Ajay Kumar Lallu and many others. Other veterans are involved.

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