UP polls: Voting for fourth phase underway
Lucknow (UP) [India], Feb. 23 (ANI): Voting for the fourth phase of Uttar Pradesh assembly election has begun on 53 constituencies spread over 12 districts including the Bundelkhand region and Raebareli.
Other districts going to polls in this phase are Allahabad, Chitrakoot, Banda, Fatehpur, Hamirpur, Jalaun, Jhansi, Kaushambi, Lalitpur, Mahoba, Pratapgarh. Voting, which started at 7 a.m., and will end at 5 p.m.
Elaborate arrangements have been made to ensure free and fair polling. Inter district and inter-state borders have been sealed.
Patrolling by security forces has been intensified in poll bound areas. Most of the polling centers are manned by Central Para Military Forces.
BJP is contesting 48 seats out of 53. It has left 6 seats for its ally Apana Dal. BSP has fielded its nominees in all segments, while SP is contesting 30 seats and its ally Congress 25. (ANI)