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 In July 2016, Election Commission decided to increase the number of polling booths in Uttar Pradesh for the 2017 Assembly elections. On 4 January 2017, The Election Commission of India announced the election schedule to the Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh along with the other four state (Goa, Manipur, Punjab and Uttarakhand) which are due for an election. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaThe elections to the 17th Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly will be held from 11 February to 8 March 2017 in 7 phases. Schedule [ edit ]Election schedule with voter turnout percentage in each phaseAssembly elections in Uttar Pradesh will be held between 11 February and 8 March 2017. Background [ edit ]Electoral process changes [ edit ]In January 2016, the Election Commission of India published updated electoral rolls in all 403 assembly segments.
As it stated in LUCKNOW: The long, staggered assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, whose results are to be announced on March 11, would be remembered for innumerable reasons. Once the faces of all BJP campaigns, they were a complete washout in the Uttar Pradesh polls this time. Deputy Election Commissioner Umesh Sinha, while talking to IANS on phone from New Delhi, said there were many firsts for the poll panel too during the Uttar Pradesh elections. It was for the first time since 1999 that Congress President Sonia Gandhi did not campaign in Uttar Pradesh, from where she and her son Rahul Gandhi are members of the Lok Sabha. Sheila Dixit, the former Delhi Chief Minister, who was pitched as the “UP bahu” and the presumptive Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister before the Congress struck an alliance with the SP, was also nowhere to be seen during the campaign.
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Why Uttar Pradesh and 11 March matter
ALSO READ | Whoever wins Uttar Pradesh should demolish itThe most populous state in India, Uttar Pradesh has the largest state assembly with 403 seats. As India’s most populous, and one of the most backward, states, Uttar Pradesh exemplifies these conundrums. With close to 17% of the population, Uttar Pradesh contributes merely 8% to India’s gross domestic product (GDP). ALSO READ | Beware the Ides of MarchThe future of Uttar Pradesh will, in many ways, determine the future of the entire country. The total fertility rate (TFR), at 3.2 in Uttar Pradesh, compares unfavourably with a national average of 2.3.
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