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Voting underway for Phulpur, Gorakhpur by polls in UP

IANS  |  Lucknow 

Voting for the crucial and parliamentary constituencies in was underway on Sunday, according to election officials.

Voter turn-out in the polls that began at 7 a.m., was less in the first two hours in both the constituencies, the officials said. The voting will end at 5 p.m.

cast his vote and flashed a victory sign after emerging out of a polling centre in

Adityanath, who vacated the seat after his elevation as the Chief Minister, had held it since 1998. The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Upendra Dutt Shukla is in the fray for the seat this time.

Gorakhpur has 970 polling centres and 2,141 polling stations.

There are 19.49 lakh eligible voters including over 8 lakh women.

The has fielded in Gorakhpur. The and the (RLD) have extended their support to the SP candidate.

The is fighting on its own and has named Surahita Kareem as its candidate.

In the seat of Allahabad, which was represented by Deputy Keshav Prasad Maurya, has 793 polling centres and 2,059 polling stations.

Heavy security has been deployed in the constituency. A total of 19.63 lakh voters will decide the fate of 22 candidates.

The BJP has fielded who is pitted against Nagendra Singh Patel of the SP.

The BSP here too is supporting the SP candidate.

The has fielded as its candidate.

--IANS

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First Published: Sun, March 11 2018. 09:44 IST
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