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In Uttar Pradesh, the nomination filing ends today for ​49 Vidhan Sabha seats of sixth phase. A total of 439 candidates had filed nomination till yesterday for this phase. 
CEO T Venkatesh said that after the passage of last date of name withdrawal in fifth phase on 13th February, now a total of 618 candidates have been left in fray for 52 seats of fifth phase. 
Meanwhile, Campaigning for the second phase of assembly elections ended yesterday evening. The voting will be held on february 15. 67 seats spread over 11 districts will go to polls in this phase. The districts which will go for poll in this phase are Saharanpur, Bijnore, Moradabad, Sambhal, Rampur, Bareily, Amroha, Pilibhit, Lakhimpur Kheeri, Shahjahanpur and Badayun. Elaborate security arrangements are underway for the smooth functioning of the polling process.
There are 721 candidates including 82 women and one third gender in the fray. The fate of these candidates will be decided by 2.28 crore voters, including over 1.04 crore women. There will be 14,771 polling centres and 23,693 polling stations in the second phase.

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