Campaigning for Sixth Phase of Polling for 57 Assembly Seats Ends

On Tuesday evening, campaigning for the sixth round of polling in Uttar Pradesh, which includes Gorakhpur Urban, where Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is running, came to an end. On Thursday, polling will be held in these constituencies, which are spread over ten districts, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Ambedkar Nagar, Balrampur, Siddharthnagar, Basti, Sant Kabir Nagar, Maharajganj, Gorakhpur, Kushinagar, Deoria, and Ballia are among the districts where polling would take place in this round. The campaign for the sixth phase finished at 6 p.m., according to State Chief Electoral Officer Ajay Kumar Shukla, and all preparations for voting on Thursday have been completed.

The campaign for the sixth phase finished at 6 p.m., according to State Chief Electoral Officer Ajay Kumar Shukla, and all preparations for voting on Thursday have been completed.

Adityanath, who is running for the first time in the state assembly, state Congress president Ajay Kumar Lallu (Tamkuhi Raj), Swami Prasad Maurya, who resigned as a minister to join the Samajwadi Party (Fazilnagar), and Leader of the Opposition in the state assembly and senior Samajwadi Party leader Ram Govind Chaudhary are among the 676 candidates in this phase (Bansdih). Against Adityanath, the Samajwadi Party (SP) has fielded the wife of late BJP leader Upendra Dutt Shukla.

These 57 seats, 11 of which are reserved, are critical for the BJP, which won 46 seats in 2017. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Yogi Adityanath, BJP president JP Nadda, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav, and Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi crisscrossed the polling areas to campaign for their respective parties.

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