Notification for 3rd phase of LS polls in UP to be issued on Mar 28

If the PIL had been entertained, that would have meant the poll panel would have had to handle more such cases. Photo: Wiki

Notification for the third phase of Lok Sabha polls in Uttar Pradesh will be issued on March 28. According to the Election Commission, the parliamentary constituencies going to polls in the third phase include Moradabad, Rampur, Sambhal, Firozabad, Mainpuri, Etah, Badaun, Aonla, Bareilly and Pilibhit. The last date for filing of nominations is April 4, while scrutiny of nominations will be held on April 5.

The last date for withdrawal of candidature is April 8. Voting will be held on April 23 from 7.00 AM to 6.00 PM, while counting of votes will be done on May 23. The total number of voters, exercising their franchise in the third phase, is 1.76 crore.

This includes 95.5 lakh male voters, 80.9 female voters and 983 third gender voters. Voting will be held at 12,128 polling centres in this phase. The number of voters in the 18-19 year bracket in the third phase are 2,98,619, while there are 2,99,871 voters in the above 80-year category.