Uttar Pradesh Assembly election LIVE: 49 seats go to poll, voting begins in the sixth phase

The sixth phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly election is being held for 49 seats seven districts today.

With Samajwadi Party (SP) patron Mulayam Singh Yadav’s Azamgarh Lok Sabha constituency being in focus, the districts going to polls are Mau, Gorakhpur, Maharajganj, Kushinagar, Deoria and Ballia.

While the SP is contesting in 40 seats and Congress in 9 seats under alliance, the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) is contesting in 45 seats and its ally Apna Dal in one.

Another BJP partner Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party is contesting 3 seats, and the Bahujan Samajwadi Party has fielded candidates on all 49 seats.

Around 1.72 crore voters, including 94.60 lakh men and 77.84 lakh women, are eligible to cast their votes in this round to decide the fate of 635 candidates.