UP elections 2017: The campaigning for the Uttar Pradesh Pradesh Assembly Elections ended Monday evening. Voting for the second phase elections of the seven-phase assembly elections is taking place over 67 constituencies of western Uttar Pradesh toady. A total of 720 candidates will be in line as the voting takes place across 11 districts. They are Saharanpur, Bijnor, Moradabad, Sambhal, Rampur, Bareilly, Amroha, Pilibhit, Kheri, Shahjahanpur and Badaun.
Considering the sensitive nature of the area, authorities have turned to technology to ensure no wrongdoing is done and to catch the wrongdoers quickly if something amiss is noticed. This was witnessed in Badaun today, as drones, packed with cameras, were used at a polling booths for better surveillance.
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According to reports, over 54.27 per cent voting was recorded till 3PM in the second phase of Uttar Pradesh assembly elections.
Addressing a rally in Kannauj, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that working for the poor, Dalits, marginalised and underprivileged is his government’s top priority. Taking a jibe at the ruling Samajwadi Party (SP), the PM said, “I don’t own a single car but these people who call themselves socialists, have many expensive cars.”
Throwing light on the welfare schemes for farmers in Uttar Pradesh, PM Modi said, if voted to power the BJP will waive off loans of small farmers. The PM described the SP government as ‘anti-poor’. He said that Central assistance for farmers isn’t reaching to the farmers and the poor as the ruling state government isn’t interested in accepting it. He also said that SP, BSP and Congress are all favouring each other in some way or the other during the campaigning.