Campaigning reaches crescendo for sixth phase of UP poll
In Uttar Pradesh only two days are left for 6th phase of assembly polls and all major political parties have put their maximum strength to woo the voters in the poll bound seven districts. Polling will be held on March 4th in 49 constituencies of the eastern region of the state. Districts which will go for poll under this phase are Maharajganj, Kushinagar, Gorakhpur, Deoria, Azamgarh, Mau and Ballia.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address two rallies today at Deoria and Maharajganj. BJP President Amit Shah will conduct a road show tomorrow last day of campaigning at Gorakhpur. He will spend whole day in the town. Senior BJP leaders including Rajnath Singh and Manoj Sinha and UP President Keshaw Prasad Maurya and Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari have hectic schedule for campaigning.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will be addressing two rallies at Kushinagar while Senior party leader Gulam Nabi Azad will be at Gorakhpur and Maharajganj districts. Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav will be addressing rallies at Deoria and Mau. RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav will also campaign for SP Congress alliance candidates at districts bordering Bihar.
Meanwhile BJP has handed over a memorandum to the Election Commission on deletion of names of genuine voters from voters lists and denied them to cast their votes. Terming it a conspiracy, Party has demanded that voters having proper EPIC and put in deletion list should be allowed to cast their votes in remaining two phases.
A total of 635 candidates including 63 women are in the fray. BSP has fielded its candidates in all seats while BJP nominees are from 45 segments. SP candidates are in the fray from 40 constituencies and its ally congress has fielded candidates from 9 segments.
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