Voting in the seventh and final phase of the Uttar Pradesh election has begun. There are 613 candidates vying for 54 assembly seats in 9 districts.
Varanasi, Azamgarh, and Lucknow will be among the most closely watched contests. The seventh and final phase of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections began on Monday with polling on 54 seats.
As many as 2.06 crore eligible voters will decide the fate of 613 candidates, including some ministers in Yogi Adityanath’s government.
Today’s elections will take place in 54 constituencies spread across nine districts: Mau, Azamgarh, Jaunpur, Ghazipur, Varanasi, Chandauli, Mirzapur, Sonbhadra, and Bhadohi (Sant Ravidas Nagar).
Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s parliamentary constituency, and SP stronghold Azamgarh, which elected Akhilesh Yadav to Lok Sabha in 2019, will be among the most closely watched contests.
Varanasi has eight Assembly seats: Pindra, Ajagara, Shivpur, Rohaniya, Varanasi North, Varanasi South, Varanasi Cantt, and Sevapuri, while Azamgarh has ten: Gopalpur, Sagri, Mubarakpur, Azamgarh, Mehnagar, Atrauliya, Nizamabad, Phoolpur Pawai, Didarganj.
The votes will be counted on 10th March.