UP polls: PM Modi to address election rallies in Hardoi, Barabanki today
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today make a final push to woo voters ahead of third phase polling in Uttar Pradesh. As per the schedule, he will be addressing election rallies in Hardoi and Barabanki.
Campaigning for third phase will end on Friday evening. Polling across 69 assembly seats of 12 districts (Farukhabad, Hardoi, Kannauj, Mainpuri, Etawah, Auraiya, Kanpur Dehat, Kanpur, Unnao, Lucknow, Barabanki and Sitapur,) will be held on February 19.
On the other hand, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will be holding election meetings in three different constituencies. His will first visit Sitapur and then fly to Hardoi. He will end his day by addressing a rally in Unnao.
Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will address five election rallies today in Karhal, Mainpuri, Bhogaon. Kishni and Numaish Maidan.
Yesterday, the Prime Minister had slammed the ruling Samajwadi Party for its pre-poll alliance with Congress, likening it to a movie in which rivals befriend each other after the ‘interval’.
Addressing an election rally in SP’s stronghold Kannauj, he had said that CM Akhilesh Yadav does not know how ‘cunning Congress people are’ and reminded him about an ‘assassination attempt’ made on his father Mulayam Singh Yadav in 1984 allegedly by a Congress leader.
The state recorded 65.5 perc ent voter turnout in the second phase yesterday. In the first phase, 63 per cent turnout was recorded. Results will be declared on March 11.