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Earlier, the deadline of the exit polls was 30 minutes after the conclusion of the staggered seven-phase polls on March 8. However, the Election Commission on Monday prohibited exit polls for the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections till 5.30 p.m. on March 9 following the death of the Samajwadi Party candidate for the Alapur seat, in the wake of which polling, originally scheduled for February 27.
The main contest in Uttar Pradesh, the largest state of India, is between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the newly formed Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance.
The chief ministerial candidate of Samajwadi Party is incumbent Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav and that of Bahujan Samaj Party is Mayawati. The BJP is yet to declare its own. Congress had declared former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit as its CM face but, she withdrew after the formation of SP-Congress alliance. Opinion polls have been divided on the poll outcome so far. While some say that the BJP is going to win convincingly, some others say that the BSP has a strong chance of dethroning the ruling SP in the coming assembly elections. (For full elections coverage CLICK HERE)
Uttar Pradesh has 80 parliamentary constituencies out of which 17 are reserved for a candidate belonging to scheduled caste. The state has 403 legislative assembly constituencies out of which 85 are reserved for a candidate belonging to scheduled caste.
As per the special summary revision of electoral rolls, there are a total of 14.05 crore voters in Uttar Pradesh as of January 2015. Out of the total number, 7.7 crore voters are male, 6.3 crore are females, 6,983 are third gender. According to Election Commission data, the Akhilesh Yadav and Rahul Gandhi-led SP-Congress alliance is contesting of 298 and 105 seats respectively. BJP is contesting on 384 seats whereas, Mayawati’s BSP is contesting 403 seats.
The Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections 2017 began on February 11 and concluded on March 8. The voting for the same was held in seven phases. The counting of votes and the results will be announced on March 11.