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Elections 'illuminate' 46,000 government schools in Uttar Pradesh

These schools have been designated as polling centres

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath addresses an election rally in support of the BJP candidates for the Rajasthan State Assembly elections, in Ajmer. (Photo:PTI)

Virendra Singh Rawat Lucknow
The 2019 Lok Sabha elections have literally ‘illuminated’ more than 46,000 government-run schools in Uttar Pradesh, which hitherto were un-electrified.

These schools operated by the state basic education department have been designated as polling centres by the Election Commission of India (ECI). However, during a review meeting, it was found that 46,981 government schools in UP were still not electrified.

In fact, of the total 1,63,331 designated polling centres in UP, only about 90,000 centres had proper wired power connection, while the remaining premises owned by different government departments did not have a dedicated power supply. 

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC)

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First Published: Mar 29 2019 | 5:19 PM IST

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