Polling started in 58 meeting constituencies in India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday.
The polling cubicles opened at 7 am native time. There are 623 candidates within the fray within the first part.
India’s Election Fee had confined the primary part of canvassing to the digital medium with ban on roadshows and rallies because of the virus surge within the nation.
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The ballot battle in India’s largest state is being led by Uttar Pradesh’s BJP chief minister Yogi Adityanath. The ruling get together within the state is pitched towards the opposition led by the Samajwadi Celebration-Rashtriya Lok Dal (SP-RLD) mix with Congress additionally within the fray. Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati of Bahujan Samaj Celebration has additionally been campaigning through the first part.
There are 11 districts the place polling shall be held on Thursday together with Gautam Buddha Nagar, Meerut, Muzaffarnagar, Ghaziabad, Shamli, Mathura and Agra.
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The state elections are being held amid tight safety with over 50,000 paramilitary personnel deployed in numerous constituencies to take care of regulation and order because the seven-phase polling will get underway.
(With inputs from Companies)