UP ELECTION 2022 VOTING PHASE 2: These are big seats influenced by Muslim, Dalit voters, the credibility of many ex-servicemen including 5 ministers is at stake.
UP Election 2022 Voting Phase 2: Polling for the second phase of voting in Uttar Pradesh will be held on Monday. The fate of candidates for 55 seats in nine districts of western Uttar Pradesh and Rohail Khand will be decided in the voting machine. Here, too, caste equality is seen as as challenging for the BJP as in the first phase of the West, but in the last election, the BJP won a landslide victory. In the second phase, more than 20 million voters will participate in the voting. In the second phase, polling will be held in Saharanpur, Bijnor, Muradabad, Sanbhal, Rampur, Amroha, Badaun, Bareilly and Shahjahanpur. Of the 55 seats in the 2017 elections, 38 were held by the BJP, 15 by the SP and two by the Congress. The Election Commission is busy preparing for fair elections. The commission got detailed information about the election preparations through video conferencing with the DMs of nine districts. Additional Chief Electoral Officer Dr. Brahmdev Ram Tiwari said that all preparations for the second phase of elections have been completed. The election campaign ended at 6 pm on Saturday. Polling for this phase will take place on February 14 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Special arrangements have been made at each polling booth for the convenience of voters and protection from code.
These seats are influenced by Muslim and Dalit voters.
In the second phase, polling will be held in 55 seats of 9 districts of western Uttar Pradesh namely Saharanpur, Bijnor, Amroha, Sanbhal, Muradabad, Rampur, Bareilly, Badaun and Shahjahanpur. Given the Muslim and Dalit population in these seats, this voting could be more challenging for all parties than the first round of polling. Here, Muslim voters are in a decisive role in more than 25 Assembly seats, while the number of Dalit voters in 20 seats is more than 20%.
The reputation of many ex-servicemen, including five ministers, is at stake.
At this stage, Finance Minister Suresh Khanna is in the fray from Shahjahanpur seat. He has won eight elections, trying his luck to reach the Legislative Assembly for the ninth time. Apart from them, Minister of State Jal Shakti Baldev Singh Olakh from Blaspur, Minister of State for Urban Development Mahesh Chandra Gupta from Badaun, Minister of State for Secondary Education Gulab Devi from Chandusi are in the field. Dr. Dharam Singh Saini, who was the Minister of State for AYUSH, is contesting from Nakod seat on SP ticket. Also former minister Muhammad. Azam Khan is in the field from Rampur and his son Abdullah Azam is from Sawar seat. Azam is contesting elections from jail. Haider Ali Khan alias Hamza Mian Sawar is in the fray from the seat, BJP’s ally Sonilal. He is the grandson of former MP Noor Bano. Former Minister Iqbal Mahmood from Sanbhal and former Minister Mehboob Ali from Amroha are also in the field with bicycle marks. Recently, former mayor Supriya Arun Bareilly is contesting from Kent who has joined SP.
Strict security arrangements
In the second phase, companies of Central Armed Police Force have been deployed with additional police force in eight sensitive assembly constituencies including Deoband in Saharanpur. Police are keeping a close watch on Rampur Mini Horn Set of Deoband, Saharanpur, Sanbhal and Asmoli Set of Sanbhal and Nigina, Dhampur and Bijnor Set of Bijnor. As the election campaign draws to a close, police have stepped up patrols and checks. Strict security has been provided in 55 assembly constituencies and special instructions have been issued to keep a close watch on those coming from outside. Every small and big information is being monitored from the control room of Social Media Center and DGP Headquarters.