Uttar Pradesh’s elections

Vote For “New Uttar Pradesh,” Rajnath Singh Appeals

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NEW DELHI: Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday urged people to vote for “New Uttar Pradesh.” He also urged the people to participate in the electoral exercise, saying that casting their vote is a major duty for the electorate.

“In a democracy, ‘sabse bada dan matdan hota hai’ (voting is a major duty); the first phase of voting for the Uttar Pradesh elections starts today…I request everyone to exercise their right to vote and become partners in creating a new Uttar Pradesh,” he tweeted in Hindi.

Voting for the first phase of Uttar Pradesh’s elections in 58 Assembly seats, covering 11 districts in the state, began at 7 am on Thursday. Voting will conclude today at 6:00 p.m.

The first phase will cover the ‘dominant Jat belt’ of the western parts of the state.

The districts that will go to the polls on Thursday are Mathura, Muzaffarnagar, Meerut, Ghaziabad, Bulandshahar, Hapur, Shamli, Baghpat, Aligarh, Agra and Gautam Buddha Nagar.

As many as 623 candidates are in contention in the first phase of the assembly polls, while almost 2.27 million rupees will decide their fate.

Nearly 50,000 paramilitaries from 412 companies of the central paramilitary forces have been deployed to different locations to maintain law and order as the election campaign for the first phase of the Assembly elections in western Uttar Pradesh ended on Tuesday evening. night.

The police have sealed the borders of the State and strict surveillance is being carried out to maintain peace in the 58 constituencies of the Assembly that will go to the polls today.

The 403-member Uttar Pradesh Assembly is scheduled to go to the polls in seven phases on February 10, 14, 20, 23, 27, March 3 and 7. The counting of votes will take place on March 10.

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