1.5 cr eligible voters in 1st phase of LS polls in UP

By  IANS | Updated:  Apr 10, 2019, 10:35 AM

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Of over 14.4 crore electors in Uttar Pradesh's 80 Lok Sabha seats, over 1.5 crore would have a chance to cast their vote on Thursday during the first phase of elections in eight constituencies in the western Uttar Pradesh, data from the Election Commission website shows.

As per the data, there are a total of 14,40,61,892 electors in all 80 Lok Sabha seats of Uttar Pradesh in this general election and the eight constituencies going for polls in the first phase have 10.45 percent of total electorate.

Uttar Pradesh will see polling in seven phases and during the first phase, polling will be held in Saharanpur, Kairana, Muzaffarnagar, Bijnor, Meerut, Baghpat, Ghaziabad and Gautam Buddha Nagar constituencies.

These eight constituencies have 1,50,65,682 electors including 82,24,835 men and 68,39,833 women electors, according to the Election Commission data.

Of these eight seats, Ghaziabad is the largest parliamentary constituency with 26,56,779 electors and Baghpat is the smallest one with 1,592,297 electors. Ghaziabad, adjoining the national capital, also happens to be the largest constituency of Uttar Pradesh.

The data sourced from Election Commission shows that in the previous Lok Sabha elections (2014), there were a total of 1,39,04,381 electors in these eight parliamentary constituencies indicating an increase of 8.35 per cent in number of electors since then.

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