Uttar Pradesh, the most populated state of the country is all set to go for elections in a few months. Ruling Samajwadi Party’s chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has formally launched the party’s election campaign from Ghazipur on Wednesday in order to woo the electorate.
Early this month, UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav had started the party’s campaign with Samajwadi Vikas Rath Yatra. Notably, the campaign of the Samajwadi Party was delayed owing to the internal conflict in Yadav family.
The assembly election for the 403 seats of the Vidhan Sabha will be held in early months of 2017. However, the dates of the election are yet to be announced by Election Commission (EC).
EC published updated electoral rolls in all 403 assembly segments in January this year. It also decided to augment the number of polling booths in UP for the upcoming election in July 2016.
Fresh polling centres will be planned in the constituencies with over 1,500 registered voters. Polling booths in six constituencies including Purkazi, Muzaffarnagar, Budhana, Khatoli, Charthawal and Midanpur would be raised from 1,769 to 1,819 booths.
Samajwadi Party won last election in 2012 with majority. The party formed the government under the leadership of Akhilesh Yadav, the present CM of the state.