Uttar Pradesh civic polls to begin from November 22

SansadTV Bureau
File Photo of Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath.

File Photo of Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath.

Civic polls in Uttar Pradesh will be held in three phases beginning November 22. And the counting will take place on December 1.

“As per the schedule, 24 districts will go to polls on November 22, 25 districts on November 26, and 26 districts on November 29,” State Election Commissioner SK Agarwal said.

“Counting of votes polled for 16 nagar nigam, 118 nagar palika parishad and 438 nagar panchyat will be done on December 1,” Agarwal added.

He said no central para-military force would be used for exercise, which will be conducted by the state police alone.

About 3.32 crore voters will be eligible to cast their ballots at 36,269 polling booths.

Giving phase-wise details, Agarwal said the first phase will cover 24 districts in which 230 local bodies, spread over 4,095 wards, will got to polls.

These polls will mark the first test for the Yogi Adityanath government which came to power in March. The BJP had stormed to power with a landslide victory in Assembly elections.

(With inputs from PTI)