All arrangements have been made for last phase of polling to be held tomorrow in Uttar Pradesh. Elaborate security arrangements with the deployment of central Para military forces have been made for free and fair voting. Voting will be held from 7 AM to 5 PM.
In three constituencies of Robertsganj and Dudhhi in Naxal hit Sonebhadra district and Chakia in Chandauli district, voting will conclude at 4 PM one hour earlier to schedule time. A total of 40 constituencies spread over 7 districts of eastern region of the state will go for voting under the last phase. Districts covered in this phase of polls are Ghazipur, Varanasi, Jaunpur, Chandauli, Sant Ravidas Nagar Bhadohi, Sonebhadra and Mirzapur.
In view of sensitivity of the regions, one senior police officer has been deployed in each poll- bound District as Police observer. About 1850 polling centres and above 720 hemlets have been identified as critical and vulnerable and extra security measures have made there. The election commission has deployed about 1590 micro observers to keep an eye on poll process. Similarly poll process from about 1600 polling centres will be web cast.
Central Para military forces already camping in the poll bound areas are engaged in flag march in sensitive and vulnerable areas. Inter state border with Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand have been sealed and patrolling by security forces have been intensified. A total of 14,560 polling centres have been set up for over one crore 41 Lakhs electorates to cast their votes. A total of 535 candidates including 51 women are in the fray. Maximum 24 candidates are in contest from Varanasi Cant seat and minimum 6 are from Kerakat in Jaunpur district.