Uttar Pradesh civic poll 2017 dates announced: State to have elections in three phases from 22 Nov
Uttar Pradesh will have civic polls in three phases from 22 November, making it the first electoral test for the ruling BJP
Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh will have civic polls in three phases from 22 November, making it the first electoral test for the ruling BJP which stormed to power in the Assembly elections with a massive mandate earlier this year.
"As per the schedule, 24 districts will go to polls on 22 November, 25 districts on 26 November, and 26 districts on 29 November," State Election Commissioner SK Agarwal told reporters.
He said no central para-military force would be used for exercise, which will be conducted by the Uttar Pradesh police alone. "Counting of votes polled for 16 nagar nigam, 118 nagar palika parishad and 438 nagar panchyat will be done December one," he said.
Agarwal said 3.32 crore voters will be eligible to cast their ballots at 36,269 polling booths and 11,389 polling stations. Giving phase-wise details, he said the first phase will cover 24 districts in which 230 local bodies, spread over 4,095 wards, will got to polls. For this phase, there will be 3,731 polling centres and 11,683 polling booths with total over 1.09 crore voters.
The second phase will cover 25 districts having 189 local bodies covering 3,601 wards. The polls will be held at 13,776 polling booths to be set up for 1.29 crore voters, he said.
In the third and last phases, 26 districts will go to polls in which there are 233 local bodies spread over 4,299 wards. For this phase, there will be 10,810 polling booths for over 94 lakh voters. These polls will mark the first test for the Yogi Adityanath government which came to power in March, with the BJP getting a landslide victory.
Congress will contest UP Assembly polls under Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's leadership, says Salman Khurshid
Speaking to ANI, Khurshid said that Congress will not form an alliance with any political party for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls
Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election: Congress to take out 'Pratigya Yatra' across state ahead of 2022 polls
During the yatra, Congress leaders will assure people that they would fulfil promises made by the party in the run up to the polls.
One dead, 33 missing after two boats collide in Assam: A look at some of India’s worst boat accidents
Boat accidents are common in India, with many overcrowded boats not having safety equipment