Campaigning stopped for UP by-election
The campaigning for the UP by-election for the seven seats of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly has ended on Sunday evening. These seven seats are to be voted on November 3, 2020 out of which the first six seats have been held by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and one seat by the Samajwadi Party (SP). The results of this by-election will come on 10 November.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Electoral Officer Ajay Kumar Shukla told that all the by-elections in all the seven seats are to be held, making all preparations for voting in a fair, peaceful, inclusive and keeping in mind the Covid-19 rules. Shukla has appealed to the voters to vote by making social distancing in full compliance with the measures taken to protect against Corona virus.
A total of 88 candidates, including independents, are in the fray for the by-elections for the seven seats. Bulandshahar seat has the maximum 18 candidates among them. In Malhani seat of Jaunpur district, there are 16 candidates face to face. There are 14 candidates in the fray in Naogaon-Sadat seat and Deoria seat in Amroha district. Apart from this, 10 candidates each are in fray in Tundla in Firozabad and Bangarmau seat of Unnao, while the lowest number of six candidates are contesting on Ghatampur assembly seat in Kanpur.