Jaipur, Rajasthan (PressExposure) April 07, 2009 -- Lucknow. Notification for the crucial April 30 third phase Lok Sabha elections for 15 seats of Uttar Pradesh was issued today where polls are slated on April 30.
Rae Bareli and prestigious Lucknow Lok Sabha seats represented by Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee respectively would go to polls in this phase.
State CEO Anuj Kumar Bishnoi said here today the notification for the third phase was issued at 1100 hrs today.
With this, filing of nominations for phase-III has started and will continue till April 9. Scrutiny of papers will be done on April 11 and the last date for withdrawal of papers is April 13.
In the third phase, over 2.23 crore electorate would exercise their franchise at 24,637 polling booths in 15 constitutencies spread over in 16 districts of the state, while over 28,333 electronic voting machines (EVMs) would be used.
This phase would cover the industrial city of Kanpur, Fatehpur, Lucknow, Sitapur and some portion of the Bundelkhand region.
Polling in the third phase would take place at Sitapur, Hardoi, Misrikh, Unnao, Mohanlalganj, Lucknow, Rae Bareli, Kanpur, Akbarpur, Jalaun, Jhansi, Hamirpur, Fatehpur, Barabanki and Bahraich Lok Sabha constituencies.
In the 2004 Parliamentary elections, the Samajwadi Party had won 7 seats of the total 15 seats, going to polls in the third phase, followed by BSP (four), Congress and BJP (two each).
Nomination process of the first phase in 16 constituencies ended on March 30 and today is the last date for withdrawal of papers.
Polling for the first phase would be held on April 16.
The last date of filing of nominations for the April 23 second phase election in 17 constituencies is April 4.
Notification for the fourth phase in 18 seats would be issued on April 11 and the last phase in 14 seats will be on April 17.
Polling for the fourth phase would be held on May 7 and the fifth and last phase on May 13.
The elections in 80 seats of UP would be held in five phases, starting from April 16 to May 13. Counting of votes for all the five phases would be taken up on May 16.