All You Need To Know On Phulpur By-Elections: Dates, Significance, Candidates, Results

The BJP had won 325 of the 403 seats in the 2017 Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, wiping out the SP and BSP from the state's electoral map.

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All You Need To Know On Phulpur By-Elections: Dates, Significance, Candidates, Results

Phulpur By-Elections 2018: BJP's Yogi Adityanath seen campaigning for the by-elections

Uttar Pradesh's Phulpur constituency will go into polls tomorrow, in a contest that has turned around equations between two significant political parties in the state. The Samajwadi party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), once sworn enemies, have now banded together, for the first time in 25 years, to fight the BJP.  The BJP had won 325 of the 403 seats in the 2017 Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, wiping out both parties from the state's electoral map. The Phulpur constituency was vacated by Keshav Prasad Maurya, after he was elected to the state assembly and became Deputy Chief Minister.

Here is all you need to know about the 2018 Phulpur by-elections:

When is the Phulpur by-election being held?
The Phulpur by-election is being held on Sunday, March 11.

When will the Phulpur by-election results be announced?
The Phulpur by-elections will be declared on Wednesday, March 14.

What segments does the Phulpur constituency consist of?
The Phulpur parliamentary constituency consists of the segments of Phulpur, Phaphamau, Soraon (SC), Allahabad North, and Allahabad West.

How many polling centres and polling booths will be there in Phulpur?
Phulpur will have 793 polling centres and 2,059 polling booths. Steps have been taken for webcasting from 95 critical booths from both Gorakhpur and Phulpur constituencies.

How many voters are there in the Phulpur constituency?
There are 19.61 lakh voters in the Phulpur parliamentary constituency, according to Election Commission data.

How many Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines will be used in the Gorakhpur and Phulpur by-elections?
4,728 VVPAT machines will be set to be used. These machines are used to verify that the vote polled by the voter has gone to the voter's desired candidate.

Why are elections being held for Phulpur's Lok Sabha seat?
The BJP's Keshav Prasad Maurya, who had earlier represented Phulpur from 2014, had vacated his seat after the BJP's landslide victory in the 2017 Uttar Pradesh assembly polls.

How many candidates are fighting for the Phulpur by-election?
There are a total of 22 candidates fighting for the Phulpur by-election. Kaushalendra Singh Patel is fighting the by-election from the BJP, Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel is fighting from SP and Manish Mishra is the Congress candidate.

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Why does the Phulpur Lok Sabha seat hold significance?
Phulpur has been represented in the past by former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. The Phulpur seat has been held by the BSP as well. In 2014, the BJP won for the first time with Keshav Prasad Maurya, who went on to vacate the seat.

(With Inputs From PTI)

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