EC announces schedule for biennial polls for Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council

According to the Election Commission, the biennial election for 36 constituencies of the UP Legislative Council will be held on 3 and 7 March

Press Trust of India January 29, 2022 11:43:33 IST
EC announces schedule for biennial polls for Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council

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Lucknow: The office of the Chief Electoral Officer of Uttar Pradesh on 28 January, 2022, announced the schedule for the biennial election of 36 members of the UP Legislative Council from 35 local authorities.

The term of the current council members ends on 7 March, 2022.

In a statement issued here, UP Chief Electoral Officer Ajay Kumar Shukla said that two members will be elected from the Mathura-Etah-Mainpuri local authority.

In the first phase, 29 seats and in the second phase, six seats will go to polls.

The notification for the first phase will be issued on 4 February, 2022, while 11 February, 2022, is the last date of filing nominations. Scrutiny of nominations will be held on 14 February, 2022, and 16 February, 2022, is the last date to withdraw candidature. Voting will be held on 3 March, 2022, from 8 am to 4 pm.

The seats going to polls in the first phase are local authorities of Moradabad-Bijnor, Rampur-Bareilly, Budaun, Pilibhit-Shahjahanpur, Hardoi, Kheri, Lucknow-Unnao, Raebareli, Pratapgarh, Sultanpur, Barabanki, Bahraich, Azamgarh-Mau, Ghazipur, Jaunpur, Varanasi, Mirzapur-Sonbhadra, Allahabad, Banda-Hamirpur, Jhansi-Jalaun-Lalitpur, Kanpur-Fatehpur, Etawah-Farrukhabad, Agra-Firozabad, Mathura-Etah-Mainpuri, Aligarh, Bulandshahr, Meerut-Ghaziabad and Muzaffarnagar-Saharanpur.

The seats going in the second phase are local authorities of Gonda, Faizabad, Basti-Siddharthanagar, Gorakhpur-Maharajganj, Deoria and Ballia.

The notification for the second phase will be issued on 10 February, 2022, while 17 February, 2022, is the last date to file nominations. Scrutiny of nominations will be held on 18 February, 2022, and 21 February, 2022 is the last date to withdraw candidature.

Voting will be held on 7 March, 2022, from 8 am to 4 pm, and counting of votes will be held on 12 March, 2022, the statement said.
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