Uttar Pradesh polls remained the major political event after 2014 Lok Sabha polls
GN Bureau | March 8, 2017
With the final phase polling in Uttar Pradesh and Manipur , the assembly polls for five states, including Punjab, Goa and Uttarakhand, came to an end.
Amidst all five states, the battle for Uttar Pradesh turned out to be full of drama with poll campaigner mocking and imitating each other than talk about real poll issues. In fact UP remained the major political event after 2014 Lok Sabha polls. It is speculated that the state would decide NDA’s fate in 2019 general elections.
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Prime minister Narendra Modi’s three-day campaign in his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi gathered the spotlight in the final phase. The region consisting of seven districts –Varanasi, Chandauli, Ghazipur, Mirzapur, Bhadohi, Sonbhadra and Jaunpur– holds the fate for 40 assembly seats.
In 2012, the Samajwadi Party had won 23 seats from this region. BSP, BJP and the Congress won only 5, 4 and 3 seats, respectively.
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Meanwhile, in Manipur, activist Irom Sharmila is contesting against Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh in the final phase in Manipur. The 22 constituencies are spread across districts of Thoubal and the hill districts of Ukhrul, Chandel, Tamenglong and Senapati. A total of 98 candidates are contesting in these constituencies.
Polling in Punjab, Goa and Uttarakhand already ended in February.
Results of all five states will be declared on March 11.
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