New Delhi, May 10 (PTI):
The high-pitched poll campaign for the 6 th phase of Parliamentry elections in 7 states for 59 seats ends in the country on Friday.
8 Lok Sabha seats in MP draws to close
The high voltage campaign for the eight Lok Sabha seats in Madhya Pradesh, which includes Bhopal constituency where senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh is locked in a battle with BJP nominee and Malegaon blast accused Pragya Singh Thakur, came to an end on Friday evening. Polling for the eight seats- Bhopal, Morena, Bhind (SC), Gwalior, Guna, Sagar, Vidisha and Rajgarh will be held on Sunday from 7 am to 6 pm.
14 UP seats; Akhilesh, Maneka among candidates
Hectic electioneering ended Friday evening for 14 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh, including those for which Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav and Union minister Maneka Gandhi are in the fray.The constituencies will go to the polls in on Sunday, the sixth phase of voting nationwide.
Eight seats in Bengal
The high-pitched campaigning by different political parties for eight Lok Sabha constituencies going to the polls in the sixth phase on May 12 came to an end Friday evening. Election in this phase will cover Jangal Mahal – the forested region of Bankura, West Midnapore, Jhargram and Purulia districts which used to be a Maoist hotbed during the erstwhile Left Front regime.Seats in which elections will be held on Sunday are Tamluk, Kanthi, Ghatal, Jhargram (ST), Medinipur, Purulia, Bankura and Bishnupur (SC), where an electorate of 1,33,69,749 will decide the fate of 83 candidates, the EC said.
Eight seats in Bihar
Campaign ended on Friday for eight Lok Sabha seats in Bihar, which go to polls in the sixth phase of the general elections on Sunday.The constituencies are Sheohar, Valmiki Nagar, Pashchimi Champaran, Purvi Champaran, Siwan, Gopalganj, Maharajganj and Vaishali all of which were won by the NDA in 2014. Of these, Ram Vilas Paswan’s LJP holds the Vaishali seat, while the remaining were won by the BJP, which has given up Valmiki Nagar and Siwan in favour of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) and fielded its sitting MPs from their respective seats.
10 seats in Haryana
Campaigning ended Friday evening in the 10 Lok Sabha constituencies in Haryana, where two Union ministers are seeking re-election and a former chief minister, Bhupinder Singh Hooda, is trying to make it to the Lower House.
The high-voltage electioneering for the May 12 polls saw the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress field a galaxy of stars.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah campaigned in the state even on the last day of electioneering.
New Delhi, May 10 (PTI):