Tight security for 1st phase of UP polls

Tight security is expected for the first phase of the seven-phased Assembly Elections in Uttar Pradesh that is to take place on Wednesday. According to Election Commission and state government sources, over two lakh policemen, including 780 companies of paramilitary forces will be deployed for Wednesdays elections.

About 862 candidates will be contesting for 55 seats in 10 districts. Over 1.70 lakh voters will be casting their votes tomorrow in Sitapur, Barabanki, Faizabad, Ambedkar Nagar, Bahraich, Shravasti, Balrampur, Gonda, Siddharth Nagar and Basti districts.

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