As the fourth phase of voting in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election begins, the state’s Deputy Chief Minister, Keshav Prasad Maurya, went to social media to urge citizens to use their votes to punish goons, criminals, and rioters. ‘Get out of the home and vote,’ he said.
Jagat Prakash Nadda, confident in his ability to form a government, predicted that his party will gain a landslide majority in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. “The opposition has given up totally. The opposition leaders are unconcerned about the elections. The people of Uttar Pradesh are delighted with the BJP’s dual-engine government’s performance. Our government will be reconstituted with a landslide majority on March 10th “During a press conference today, Nadda affirmed this.
Meanwhile, Mayawati, the BSP’s president, voiced confidence on Wednesday that her party would repeat its 2007 performance, while SP president Akhilesh Yadav’s prospects of forming a government were destroyed. She also thanked Union Home Minister Amit Shah for acknowledging the BSP’s importance in the state, noting that her party draws votes from all walks of life.
Voting will take place in 60 seats across nine districts during this round. The districts of Lucknow, Sitapur, Kheri, Hardoi, Unnao, Rae Bareli, Fatehpur, and Pilibhit are holding elections today.
Three Assembly constituencies – Hussainganj, Bindki, and Fatehpur – have been identified as “sensitive,” 590 districts as “vulnerable,” and 3,393 voting booths have been designated as “critical,” according to the police.
The destiny of 624 candidates will be decided in this round of voting, including several cabinet ministers, Rae Bareli MLA Aditi Singh, and the mother of Unnao rape victim Asha Singh.
To maintain security, approximately 800 paramilitary companies and over 60,000 police officers have been stationed in Uttar Pradesh’s 59 assembly constituencies. Voting will take place in 13,813 voting stations and 24,580 polling booths in 208 police station districts.