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Campaigning for the fifth phase of assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh will end today and voting for the phase will be held on Monday. 51 constituencies spread over 11 districts in Tarai and eastern UP will go to polls in this phase on Monday. Polling for Alapur assembly seat has been postponed till the 9th of next month following the death of Samajwadi Party candidate.

The districts which will go to polls in this phase are Amethi, Sultanpur, Faizabad, Ambedkar Nagar, Baharaich, Shravasti, Balrampur, Gonda, Basti, Siddharth Nagar and Sant Kabir Nagar. 618 candidates, including 45 women, are in the fray for this phase.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah and BSP chief Mayawati have completed their campaign for the fifth phase. Both BJP-Apana Dal alliance and Congress-SP alliance are leaving on stone unturned to woo the voters. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will be address public meetings at Baharaich, Gonda and Sultanpur today, while Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will hold rallies at Siddharth Nagar, Basti and Sant Kabir Nagar.

BJP national President Amit Shah is scheduled to address rallies in Ballia, Kushinagar and Deoria today for the sixth phase of polls, while BJP state unit presided Keshav Prasad Maurya will hold public meetings in Azamgarh, Ballia, Mau and Gorakhpur today.

AIR correspondent reports that the electioneering in the Indo-Nepal bordering Tarai districts of Sidharth Nagar, Balrampur and Shrawasti has also reached to crescendo as today is last day for campaigning. Prominent leaders of all parties have campaigned here and today also some stalwarts are to make last ditch efforts to woo the voters in favour of their candidates, but locales complaint of various issues which are unsolved for years. Her prominent are health hazards due to Japanee Encephalitis which takes lives of hundreds of children every year.

Irrigation problems which has resulted dieing of famous Kala Namak rice, Floods due to Nepali rives, development and unemployment are some major problems. People say no government and leaders have paid attention to their plights. But they are still hopeful for betterment and were seen enthused for voting on the poll day.


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