UP: 2nd phase of civic polls underway, Lucknow, Varanasi vote today

UP: 2nd phase of civic polls underway, Lucknow, Varanasi vote today

The stage is set for the second phase of polling to Urban Local Bodies in 25 districts on Sunday. DGP Sulkhan Singh could not cast his vote because the colony in Gomti Nagar Extension where he lives has not been notified to the municipal corporation even though it is nine years old.

According to the Newspaper, .

Agarwal also exercised his franchise and appealed to people to cast their votes.

Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya and wife Rajkumari Devi reached a polling booth in Allahabad today morning to cast their vote, ANI reported.

As per the reports, the third and the final phase of civic pollings to be held in 26 districts on 29th November 2017.

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The prominent contestants in a field of 19 were Sayukta Bhatia (BJP), Prema Awasthi (Congress), Bulbul Godiyal (BSP), Priyanka Maheshwari (AAP) and Meera Vardhan (SP).

There were also complaints of names missing from the voters' lists at few places. "Media reports that a lot of voters names are missing from the voting list of today's election.This type of digital India can not take us forward", he tweeted. This type of digital India can not take us forward, the former chief minister said taking a dig.

The districts include Lucknow, Muzaffarnagar, Ghaziabad, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Amroha, Rampur, Pilibhit, Shahjahanpur, Aligarh, Mathura, Mainpuri, Farrukhabad, Etawah, Lalitpur, Banda, Allahabad, Sultanpur, Ambedkar Nagar, Bahraich, Shravasti, Sant Kobirnagar, Deoria, Ballia, Varanasi and Bhadohi. The civic body polls, which are being held eight months after the BJP came to power in the state with a landslide victory, will mark the first electoral test for the Yogi Adityanath government. On directions of State Election Commission liquor vends will remain close till the end of polling on Sunday.

Similar concerns were raised by Aam Admi Party leader Atishi Marlena on Friday as she urged the Election Commission to conduct a thorough probe into allegations that the EVMs used in local body elections were casting votes only for the BJP at several places.

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