UP polls: 2nd phase Voting begins on slow note

2nd phase polling for Polling Uttar Pradesh Assembly began today on a slow note for 59 seats in 10 districts. More than 1.92 crore voters are expected to cast their votes to seal the fate of 1,098 candidates in the polling to be held in Sant Kabir Nagar, Maharajganj, Gorakhpur, Kushinagar, Deoria, Azamgarh, Mau, Ballia and Ghazipur, Chief Electoral Officer Umesh Sinha said here.

The voters will exercise their franchise at 20,425 polling booths at 12,995 polling centres. While 3,265 polling booths have been identified as sensitive and 9,971 as hyper sensitive for which adequate force has been deployed. Total 1,098 candidates are in fray, including 1,021 men and 76 women.

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