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Voting begins for Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council elections

Lucknow: Voting for 27 seats of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council began from 8 am on Saturday. In line with the workplace of the Chief Electoral Officer of Uttar Pradesh, 95 candidates are attempting their luck within the fray.

In line with the workplace, voting might be held in 739 polling stations within the Legislative Council elections, by which 1,20,657 voters are anticipated to train their franchise. Voting might be held until 4 pm.
In line with the election workplace, the native physique constituencies for which polling is being held are Moradabad-Bijnor, Rampur-Bareilly, Pilibhit-Shahjahanpur, Sitapur, Lucknow-Unnao, Rae Bareli, Pratapgarh, Sultanpur, Barabanki, Bahraich, Gonda, Faizabad, Basti-Siddharthnagar, Gorakhpur-Maharajganj, Deoria, Azamgarh-Mau, Ballia, Ghazipur, Jaunpur, Varanasi, Allahabad, Jhansi-Jalaun-Lalitpur, Kanpur-Fatehpur, Etawah-Farukhabad, Agra-Firozabad, Meerut-Ghaziabad and Muzaffarnagar-Saharanpur are included. Huh. These 27 seats are in 58 districts.

On the identical time, 9 Legislative Council Members (MLCs) have been elected unopposed from the constituencies of eight native authorities. There’s a direct contest between the SP and the BJP within the Legislative Council elections, because the Congress and the Bahujan Samaj Party haven’t fielded any candidates. Nevertheless, some unbiased candidates are within the fray. The counting of votes will happen on April 12. The 36 seats of the Higher Home of the Uttar Pradesh Legislature are unfold over 35 native officers’ constituencies.

Addressing the get together employees on April 1, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had stated, “At current, Legislative Council elections are being held in 36 seats of the state. The BJP has gained 9 of those seats unopposed. If all these 36 seats fall within the bag of BJP, then assume that greater than two-thirds of the get together can have members within the Legislative Council.

He had stated that after getting greater than two-third majority within the Legislative Council after the Vidhan Sabha, the BJP wouldn’t face any sort of impediment in carrying ahead the event works and welfare schemes associated to the poor within the state. Within the Legislative Council elections, there are village heads, members of village panchayats, presidents and members of block growth councils, district panchayat presidents and councilors of city our bodies. Aside from this, MLAs and MPs additionally vote on this election.
At current, within the state’s 100-member Legislative Council, 35 are from BJP, 17 from SP, 4 from BSP and one every from Congress, Apna Dal and Nishad Party. On the identical time, two of the lecturers’ crew, whereas an unbiased member can also be current within the Legislative Council.

36 seats of the State Legislative Council had fallen vacant on March 7 because of the expiry of the time period of the involved members. On the identical time, the thirty seventh seat of the Home fell vacant because of the demise of Leader of Opposition Ahmed Hassan.
Of the 36 candidates fielded by the BJP, 5 are former Samajwadi Party leaders who had joined the saffron get together forward of the February-March meeting elections.

These embody Shailendra Pratap Singh from Sultanpur Native Authority constituency, CP Chand from Gorakhpur-Maharajganj, Ravi Shankar Singh ‘Pappu’ from Ballia, Ram Niranjan from Jhansi-Jalaun-Lalitpur and Narendra Bhati from Bulandshahr. Ravi Shankar Singh Pappu is the grandson of former Prime Minister Chandrashekhar.

Aside from Meerut-Ghaziabad and Bulandshahr seats (which have been left for ally Rashtriya Lok Dal), the Samajwadi Party has fielded candidates in all of the remaining 34 seats. Dr. Kafeel Khan from Deoria, Mashkoor Ahmed from Rampur-Bareilly , Sunil Kumar Sajan from Lucknow-Unnao, Rajesh Kumar from Barabanki and Udayveer Singh from Mathura-Etah-Mainpuri seat.

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