Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will campaign on Friday for the second phase of polling to be held on February 15. He is scheduled to address multiple election rallies in Pilibhit, Shahjahanpur and Bareily through the day. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, too, will address rallies in Bijnor and Haridwar, Uttarakhand.
Campaigning for the first phase of elections ended Thursday, voting for which is on February 11. Political parties have to stop campaigning in a constituency 48 hours prior to the poll.
The 17th Legislative Assembly elections in UP is being conducted for 403 constituencies in seven phase polling beginning Saturday. The major parties in the fray are Samajwadi Party, Congress, Bahujan Samaj Party and Bharatiya Janata Party.