While the RSS has recently pressed the BJP party to perk up its campaigning, particularly in eastern part of the state to ensure a high voter turnout tomorrow and on March 8, the Congress-Samajwadi Party alliance has toned down its policy to play it safe. It has made sure not to touch upon sensitive issues like social justice. Among the heavyweights who will test the poll waters this phase, gangster-turned-MLA Mukhtar Ansari from BSP and BJP's four-time MLA Swamy Prasad Maurya deserve special mention.
Though campaigning ended, the war of words between candidates refused to die down. BSP president Mayawati today attacked the BJP saying its own cadres would teach its leaders a lesson for fielding 'baagi'(rebels) and 'daagi'(tainted) candidates in the elections. BJP chief Amit Shah trained his guns at Chief Minister and SP chief Akhilesh Yadav, blaming him for rape-accused Gayatri Prajapati still going scot-free, calling it a worst example of poor law and order.
The total number of polling stations in this phase is 17,926. The electorate count for the phase stands at 17246410.
|Const No||Const Name||Cand Name||Party||Profile|
|24316||Nautanwa||Amanmani Tripathi||IND||Son of Amarmani Tripathi who was a four time MLA from Nautanwa|
|24320||Caimpiyarganj||Fateh Bahadur Singh||BJP||Former Minister Government of Uttar Pradesh and Son of UP Chief Minister Vir Bahadur Singh.|
|24321||Pipraich||Amrendra Nishad||SP||Son of two time MLA from Pipraich Rajmati Nishad|
|24322||Gorakhpur Urban||Radha Mohan Das Agarwal||BJP||Three time MLA|
|24328||Chillupar||Vinay Shankar Tiwari||BSP||Son of Hari Shankar Tiwari who is considered to be the famous leader of brahmin community of Uttar Pradesh.|
|24330||Padrauna||Swami Prasad Maurya||BJP||Four time MLA and Former Minister Government of Uttar Pradesh|
|24354||Ghosi||Abbas Ansari||BSP||Son of sitting MLA Mukhtar Ansari. He is the gold medallist national level shooter.|
|24356||Mau||Mukhtar Ansari||BSP||Four time MLA and he is very famous for his criminal activities.|
|24360||Phephana||Ambika Choudhary||BSP||Former Minister in the Government of Uttar Pradesh. He was the Senior member of Samajwadi Party.|
|24361||Ballia Nagar||Narad Rai||BSP||Former Minister in the Government of Uttar Pradesh.|