Amethi, Raebareli, Ayodhya to grab in Phase 5 today; Deputy CM Maurya, Raja Bhaiya in Fray
Addressing a rally in Deoria in Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi again attacked dynastic parties for neglecting the welfare of the people of Uttar Pradesh. He said that this time the assembly elections were a contest between rashtrawadis and parivarwadis. Insisting that parivarwadis never prioritized Deoria, Prime Minister Modi said: “Some time ago I laid the foundation stones for nine medical colleges in UP, including the Maharshi Devraha Baba Autonomous State Medical College in Deoria. This medical school could have been built before, but these parivarwadis never gave you priority.
He added, “This election is between Rashtrawadis and Parivarwadis…Remember how you had to take your vehicles to Gorakhpur for medical emergencies because the then government was not paying any attention to the medical needs of the people. people here. Many innocent children have died due to brain fever,” Prime Minister Modi said, adding, “We (BJP) have established 18 new medical colleges in the state and (construction) works are underway to 20. We have also set up AIIMS in Gorakhpur. We also try that poor children can study medicine and engineering in their own language. » ANI
About 35% of the polls were recorded up to 1 p.m. in the fifth phase of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls for 61 seats. Polling has been peaceful so far, with the exception of the Kunda assembly headquarters in Pratapgarh, where PS candidate Gulshan Yadav’s convoy was reportedly attacked by people. Party workers claimed that Yadav was slightly injured in the attack.
While Amethi recorded 35.93% of the vote, Ayodhya recorded 38.74%, Bahraich 37.25%, Barabanki 36.23%, Chitrakoot 39.08%, Gonda 34.36%, Kaushambi 37.23% , Pratapgarh 33.59%, Prayagraj 33.59%, Raebareli. 33.64%, Shrawasti 36.5% and Sultanpur 34.85%, he said. No less than 692 candidates are running in this round, including Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya, who is running from Sirathu in Kaushambi district. He is opposed to Apna Dal (Kamerawadi) candidate, Pallavi Patel.
Voting started at 7 a.m. and will end at 6 p.m. About 2.24 million voters cast their vote in the fifth phase in Sultanpur, Chitrakoot, Pratapgarh, Kaushambi, Prayagraj, Barabanki, Bahraich, Shravasti and Gonda districts. Amethi, once considered congressional strongholds, and Ayodhya, the epicenter of the Ram temple movement, will also vote on Sunday. Prominent faces in the fray for the fifth phase include Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya, who is running from the Sirathu assembly headquarters in Kaushambi district. He faces the candidate of Apna Dal (Kamerawadi), Pallavi Patel.
The other ministers in the running are Siddharth Nath Singh from Allahabad West, Rajendra Singh aka Moti Singh from Patti (Pratapgarh), Nand Gopal Gupta Nadi from Allahabad South and Ramapati Shastri from Mankapur (Gonda). Raghuraj Pratap Singh, aka Raja Bhaiya, who has been the MP for Kunda since 1993, is once again in the fray for his Jansatta Dal party, with old aide Gulshan Yadav competing against him on a Samajwadi party ticket. Krishna Patel, mother of Union Minister Anupriya Patel and leader of Apna Dal (K), poses from Pratapgarh headquarters. Apna Dal (K) entered into an alliance with the Samajwadi Party. Union Minister Anupriya Patel, who heads a rival faction of the party named after her father Sonelal Patel, however ceded the seat to the BJP to challenge her mother Krishna Patel.
Congress Legislative Party leader Aradhana Mishra Mona fights from Rampur Khas headquarters in Pratapgarh. By the end of Sunday’s poll, Uttar Pradesh will have voted for 292 of the total 403 seats in the Assembly. The last two phases of the elections will take place on March 3 and 7.
As part of the fifth phase election campaign, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath have already criss-crossed the electoral constituencies. BJP rivals Akhilesh Yadav, leader of the Samajwadi party, BSP supremo Mayawati and Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also toured the constituencies.
In the final campaign round on Friday, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi jointly addressed a rally in Amethi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a series of rallies in Amethi, Prayagraj, Kaushambi and Bahraich, and attacked opponents mainly on issues of ballot-banking and ‘pariwarvad’ politics.
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