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Government of India
Election Commission
16-April-2019 17:30 IST
85 candidates in fray for eight Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh in Phase –II

As many as 85 candidates are contesting for eight Lok Sabha seats in UP in phase –II of the General Elections- 2019. The constituencies going to poll in this phase are- Nagina, Amroha, Bulandshahr, Aligarh, Hathras, Mathura, Agra and Fatehpur Sikri. A total of 125 candidates had finally contested for these seats in previous General Election – 2014.

In this General Election the number of independent candidates has come down on these eight seats. While 40 independent candidates had contested in previous General Election -2014, this year only 26 Independent candidates are in the fray for these seats.

Constituency wise number of contestants in above mentioned eight constituencies in the current and preceding two General Elections is given below:

 

General Election Year

 

Number of Contestants in Lok Sabha Constituency

 

Nagina

Amroha

Bulandshahar

Aligarh

Hathras

Mathura

Agra

Fatehpur Sikri

Total

2019*

7

10

9

14

8

13

9

15

85

2014

14

15

10

14

9

20

15

28

125

2009

14

20

16

23

10

16

15

14

128

Source - ECI website

              *CEO (Uttar Pradesh) website

 

It may be noted that the State of Uttar Pradesh has a total of 80 Lok Sabha constituencies which are going through seven phase polling in the current General Elections -2019. Voting for eight Lok Sabha seats in the first phase has already taken place on April 11th, 2019 and voting for phase-II is scheduled for 18th April, 2019.

 

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