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Voting underway for 14 Lok Sabha seats in UP

IANS  |  Lucknow 

Voting was underway on Sunday for 14 parliamentary constituencies in in the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha elections, election officials said.

Voting began at 7 a.m. in the constituencies of Sultanpur, Pratapgarh, Phulpur, Allahabad, Ambedkar Nagar, Shravasti, Dumariyaganj, Basti, Sant Kabir Nagar, Lalganj, Azamgarh, Jaunpur, Machhlishahr and Bhadohi. Polling will end at 6 p.m.

said that a total of 2.57 crore voters will decide the fate of 177 candidates in the fray in this phase.

Of the polling stations, 4,995 have been categorised as sensitive. Paramilitary troopers are deployed in these booths, Loo said.

Prominent among the candidates include former who is contesting from Azamgarh, Bharatiya Janata Party's from the seat and from Sultanpur.

Azamgarh is one of the few parliamentary constituencies that did not get swept away in the 2014 polls and elected patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav as its lawmaker.



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First Published: Sun, May 12 2019. 08:40 IST