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Lok Sabha polls: 51 constituencies in 7 states to vote in fifth phase today

In the 2014 elections, the BJP had won 39 of these 51 seats

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Lok Sabha Elections 2019
A BJP supporter with painted body sports the party symbol, lotus, head gear during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address at an election campaign for Lok Sabha polls, at Taherpur city of Ranaghat in Nadia, Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Photo: PTI

A total of 51 seats spread across seven states across north and are scheduled to vote in the fifth phase on Monday, with Rae and seats in among the most watched contests.

Of the seats going to polls on Monday, 14 are in Uttar Pradesh, 12 in Rajasthan, seven each in and Madhya Pradesh, five in Bihar, four in and two in Jammu and Kashmir, including Anantnag, where the third and final phase of polling will be held.

In the 2014 elections, the BJP had won 39 of these 51 seats -- all 12 in Rajasthan, 12 of 14 in Uttar Pradesh, all seven in Madhya Pradesh, three of five in Bihar, all four in and one of two in

In West Bengal, all seven seats were won by the Trinamool Congress, in Bihar, one was won by BJP ally Lok Janshakti Party and one by then ally Rashtriya Lok Samta Party, and in Jammu and Kashmir, one seat was won by the

The had only bagged and Rae

 

Lok Sabha polls: 51 constituencies in 7 states to vote in fifth phase

This phase will see voting in many high-profile seats. In Uttar Pradesh, both Rae and Amethi, which are traditional strongholds, will witness a heated contest between and BJP.

In Rae Bareli, (UPA) Sonia Gandhi, who has held the seat from 2004, will face former Congress of the BJP. In Amethi, Congress will again face

Among other prominent candidates in the fray are Union Ministers (Lucknow), (Hazaribagh) and Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore (Jaipur Rural).

In Uttar Pradesh, the fifth phase will include most of the seats where the BJP performed credibly in the 2014 polls but faces a strong challenge from the combine this time.

In Bihar, the political equations have changed from the last elections. Then the ruling Janata Dal-United was then opposed to the BJP but this time, it is a constituent of the NDA, facing the challenge from its erstwhile ally, the along with the Congress and some smaller parties.

 

First Published: Sun, May 05 2019. 23:38 IST
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