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Uttar Pradesh Election 2017 LIVE: Voting Under Way For Phase 4 Today

Badaun: Voters queued up to exercise their franchise during second phase of UP Assembly Elections in Badaun on Wednesday. PTI Photo(PTI2_15_2017_000284B)

Uttar Pradesh assembly elections drive into the fourth phase today. Fifty three Assembly constituencies including in Raebareli, the parliamentary constituency of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, will votes today. The ruling Samajwadi Party has teamed up with Congress to make it a three -cornered contest against the BJP and four-time Chief Minister Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party or BSP. 680 candidates representing various political parties will try their luck in the elections. Of these, 116 candidates candidates have criminal cases filed against them. Prominent candidates in this phase include sitting MLA Aradhana Mishra from Rampur Khas (Pratapgarh), the daugther of senior Congress leader and MP from Rajya Sabha Pramod Tiwari. BJP National Secretary Siddharth Nath Singh is contesting from Allahabad West. The elections in UP are seen as the first major referendum for PM Modi’s notes ban in November last year. Voting in Uttar Pradesh is being held in seven phases. The results will be announced on March 11.

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