The Election Commission had said that political parties and candidates can hold 'physical public meetings' from January 28 in the constituencies going to polls in the first phase of the UP Assembly elections on February 10. Whereas earlier, the Election Commission had allowed political parties to hold 'indoor' meetings with a maximum of 300 people or 50 per cent of the capacity of a hall. Voting will be held for 58 seats in the first phase of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly. With this, the Election Commission had said that public meetings can be held from February 1 for the second phase of polling. The second phase of elections is on February 14. Along with this, polling will also be held in Goa and Uttarakhand on the same day.
The Election Commission had given instructions
Apart from this, the Election Commission had said that rallies, road shows, pad yatras, cycle yatras or processions are not allowed anywhere except in the first two phases of elections. Rallies and public meetings can be held in the seats where elections are to be held in the first two phases, in which only 500 people can attend. At the same time, for the first phase, this exemption will be from 28 January to 8 February 2022. Apart from this, in the first two days of polling, during which there is a ban on campaigning, that rule will remain in force. Apart from this, in the second phase, this relaxation will be available between February 1 and February 12.
When voting is in Uttar Pradesh
Voting is to be held in seven phases. It will begin on February 10 with voting in 58 seats in 11 districts of western UP. After this, in the second phase, voting will be held in 55 seats of the state. At the same time, 59 seats will be voted in the third phase, 60 in the fourth phase, 60 seats in the fifth phase, 57 in the sixth phase and 54 seats in the seventh phase. After the first phase of polling on February 10, the second phase on February 14, the third phase on February 20, the fourth phase on February 23, the fifth phase on February 27, the sixth phase on March 3 and the seventh phase on March 7. At the same time, the results of UP elections will come on March 10.
Results of the last assembly elections
In the 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, the BJP had won 325 out of 403 seats. SP and Congress fought elections together. SP won 47 seats and Congress 7 seats. Mayawati's BSP was successful in winning 19 seats. At the same time, 4 seats were occupied by others.