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By : Oneindia Video Team
Published : March 08, 2017, 09:55
Duration : 02:05

UP Elections 2017: polling for final phase underway

Voting in UP for the last phase covering 40 seats is underway with prime focus on the Prime Minister's Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi. Three Naxal-affected districts of Sonbhadra, Mirzapur and Chandauli, along with the five Assembly segments under Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency, will also be in prime focus. Elaborate security arrangements have been made to prevent any untoward incident. Ghazipur, Jaunpur and Bhadoi are also the other districts which are witnessing voting. Tight security has been put in place in these seven districts. Counting of votes polled in all the seven phases of the Assembly polls will be taken up on March 11. A total of 1.41 crore voters, including 64.76 lakh women, are eligible to exercise their franchise in 14,458 polling booths. The BJP is contesting 32 seats and its allies the Apana Dal and the Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party are contesting on 4 seats each. The BSP has fielded its nominees for all seats. While the SP is contesting 31 seats, its ally the Congress is in race for the remaining seats.
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