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Assembly Election 2022: Less voting in UP, Uttarakhand and Goa than last time

Assembly Election 2022 Updates: Voting for the second phase in Uttar Pradesh will be held from 7 am to 6 pm. Elections are being held for 40 assembly seats in Goa and 70 in Uttarakhand.

Voting for the second phase of Uttar Pradesh assembly elections (UP Assembly Polls 2022) was held on Monday in all the assembly seats of Goa and Uttarakhand besides 55 seats in the state. In this too less voting has been done than last time. In Uttar Pradesh, 61.8 percent polling was recorded in 55 seats in 9 districts on Monday, which is 3.9 percent less than the year 2017. In the year 2017, 65.7 percent voting was done. This time 59.5 percent votes were cast in Uttarakhand, which is 6.1 percent less than last time. Last time, 65.6 percent of the votes were cast in Uttarakhand. Voter turnout in 40 seats of Goa was 78.9 percent, which was 3.7 percent less than last time. Last time Goa had 82.6 percent voting

Till 5 pm in UP, 60.3% votes had been cast, although in 2017 there was 66.5 percent voting. Whereas in Goa, by 5 pm, the voting had crossed 75 per cent. The voting percentage in Uttarakhand till 5 pm is 59.37 percent less than that of UP. In the second phase, voting is being held on Monday for 55 assembly seats in nine districts of the state - Saharanpur, Bijnor, Moradabad, Sambhal, Rampur, Amroha, Badaun, Bareilly and Shahjahanpur. The elections are being conducted following the Kovid-19 protocol. Voting is going on for 40 seats of Goa Legislative Assembly on Monday. 301 candidates are in the fray for these seats. Voting is going on for 70 seats in the Uttarakhand assembly elections.

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, former Chief Minister Harish Rawat and Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan are among the prominent candidates in today's elections.

Goa, which has seen a change of power between the BJP and the Congress, is witnessing a multi-cornered contest this time, where the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Trinamool Congress (TMC) and other smaller parties are in competition. For the convenience of women voters, more than 100 women polling stations have been set up in the state.

Voting in Uttarakhand will start from 8 am and will continue till 6 pm. 11,697 centers have been set up for voting. In these elections, the fate of Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, his cabinet colleagues Satpal Maharaj, Subodh Uniyal, Arvind Pandey, Dhan Singh Rawat and Rekha Arya, besides BJP's Uttarakhand unit president Madan Kaushik will be decided. Is. Prominent Congress candidates include former Chief Minister Harish Rawat, former minister Yashpal Arya, Congress's Uttarakhand unit president Ganesh Godiyal and Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Pritam Singh.

In the second phase of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, one-fourth of the candidates have criminal cases against them.

In the 2017 assembly elections, BJP had won 57 seats, Congress 11, while independent candidates won two seats. Prominent candidates in Goa include Chief Minister Pramod Sawant (BJP), Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat (Congress), former Chief Minister Churchill Alemao (TMC), Ravi Naik (BJP), Laxmikant Parsekar (Independent), former Deputy Chief Minister Vijay Sardesai (GFP) Sudin. Dhavalikar (MGP), former Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's son Utpal Parrikar in AAP's chief ministerial face Amit Palekar. The Shiv Sena and NCP had announced a pre-poll alliance, while the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party is fighting the elections on its own.

Voting will be held in Uttar Pradesh from 7 am to 6 pm on Monday. Of the 55 seats to be held in the second phase, the BJP had won 38 seats in 2017 while the SP got 15 and the Congress two. SP and Congress had fought the last assembly elections in alliance. Of the 15 seats won by the SP, Muslim candidates won 10 seats.

Azam Khan has been fielded from his stronghold Rampur seat while Saini is trying his luck from Nakud assembly constituency. Azam Khan's son Abdullah Azam has been fielded from Swar seat. Voting was held on February 10 in the first phase of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. Counting of votes will take place on March 10.


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