UP Polls: Highest stake for Congress in first phase

The stakes are highest for the Congress, Polling for the first phase of the high voltage Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections for 55 seats in 10 districts begins today to decide the fate of two ministers, 31 MLAs and 15 former ministers. Amongst the candidates contesting, 109 have criminal cases pending against them. Also 144 out of the total 929 candidates are crorepatis.

Today’s polling is slated to decide the future of cabinet minister Lalji Verma, minister of state Sangram Singh Verma, 31 sitting MLAs, 15 former ministers and relatives of several MPs including Union steel minister Beni Prasad Verma.

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