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Third phase of UP polls : Polling begins on 59 seats

Lucknow; The third phase of Uttar Pradesh elections begins at 7 a.m. on Sunday in 59 constituencies.
On Sunday, 59 assembly seats across 16 districts in Uttar Pradesh will go to the polls in the third phase of the election. There are 627 candidates in the race. In the third phase of the Assembly elections, over 2.16 crore voters will be able to exercise their right to vote at 25,794 polling places and 15,557 polling stations.
Karhal, where former chief minister and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav is contesting his first Assembly election, is one of the key constituencies where voting began today. Satya Pal Singh Baghel, Union Minister of State for Law and Justice, has been pitted against Akhilesh Yadav by the BJP.
Shivpal Singh Yadav, Akhilesh’s uncle and the leader of the Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (Lohia), is contestning for the Jaswantnagar seat.
The voting for all Punjab Assembly seats will begin at 8 a.m. Over 2.14 crore voters in Punjab will decide the fate of 1304 candidates contesting in 117 constituencies.
Karhal, where former chief minister and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav is contesting his first Assembly election, is one of the key constituencies where voting began today. Satya Pal Singh Baghel, Union Minister of State for Law and Justice, has been pitted against Akhilesh Yadav by the BJP.
Shivpal Singh Yadav, Akhilesh’s uncle and the leader of the Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (Lohia), is contesting for the Jaswantnagar seat.
This time, the state is seeing a multi-cornered election, with the Congress, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Shiromani Akali Dal-Bahujan Samaj Party alliance, and the Bharatiya Janata Party-former chief minister coalition all competing.
Parkash Singh Badal, a five-time Chief Minister and senior Shiromani Akali Dal leader is contesting for Lambi, while SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal is contesting for Jalalabad. Ashwani Kumar Sharma, the BJP’s Punjab unit chief, is contesting in the Pathankot constituency.
The voting for all Punjab Assembly seats will begin at 8 a.m. Over 2.14 crore voters in Punjab will decide the fate of 1304 candidates contesting in 117 constituencies.
Uttar Pradesh’s elections are being held in seven phases, with the last one taking place on March 7. Assembly elections in Goa and Uttarakhand, in addition to UP, have recently concluded. The elections in Manipur will be held in two stages, on February 28 and March 5.
On March 10, the votes in Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Uttarakhand, Punjab, and Manipur will be counted.

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