New Delhi : The process of nomination for the first phase of assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh will begin today i.e. on Friday, January 14. The notification for the first phase of elections in UP will be out today and thus soon the parties will have to announce their candidates.
Some parties have released the list of their candidates for the first phase in UP, but so far no party has opened its cards completely. In the first phase, 11 districts are to be nominated in Uttar Pradesh and voting will also take place here first.
In the 11 districts where the nomination process is to begin, a total of 58 seats are included in Shamli, Meerut, Muzaffarnagar, Baghpat, Hapur, Gautam Budh Nagar, Ghaziabad, Bulandshahr, Mathura, Agra and Aligarh, which will go to polls in the first phase. 9 out of 58 seats are reserved for Scheduled Castes. The last date for filing nominations for the first phase is January 21.
Scrutiny of nomination papers for the first phase in UP will be held on January 24, while the names can be withdrawn till January 27. In the first phase of 58 seats in 11 districts of UP, voting will be held on February 10 and the counting of votes will take place on March 10. In the first phase, this time in western Uttar Pradesh, there will be a fierce battle between the candidates of different parties, but last time the Bharatiya Janata Party almost wiped them out. This time in the first phase, special attention will be given to the seats of Kairana, Muzaffarnagar, Sardhana, Meerut and Noida.
BJP had eliminated
Most of the seats included in the first phase were dominated by the BJP in the 2017 assembly elections. In the 2017 elections, the BJP had won 53 out of 58 seats, but this time the contest is going to be tough. Last time, Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party got two seats each in these seats in the first phase, while Rashtriya Lok Dal got one seat. Voting for 403 seats in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly will be held in seven phases on February 10, 14, 20, 23, 27 and March 3 and 7.
Nomination and voting will be done on these seats in the first phase
The seats where nominations and voting are to be held in the first phase are Noida, Dadri, Jewar, Secunderabad, Bulandshahr, Meerut Cantt, Meerut, Meerut South, Chhaprauli, Baraut, Baghpat, Loni, Muradnagar, Sahibabad, Ghaziabad, Modinagar, Daulana, Hapur. , Kairana, Thana Bhawan, Shamli, Budhana, Chhatrawal, Purkaji, Muzaffarnagar, Khatauli, Meerapur, Siwalkhas, Sardhana, Hastinapur, Kithor, Garhmukteshwar, Sayana, Anupshahar, Debai, Shikarpur, Khurja, Khair, Barauli, Atrauli, Chhara, Kol, Aligarh, Iglas, Chhath, Mant, Govardhan, Mathura, Baldev, Etmadpur, Agra Cantt, Agra South, Agra North, Agra Rural, Fatehpur Sikri, Fatehabad and Bah assembly seats are included.