The BJP along with its allies had won 46 of these seats in 2014 and faces the challenge of defending its predominance.
But it’s equally challenging for the Mahagathbandhan which is trying to dislodge the BJP from the centre with its U.P tie-up and for Mamata Banerjee whose Trinamool Congress won all the 8 West Bengal seats going to polls in this phase.Images that bring out the frenzy for grabbing voters’ attention and support before campaigning came to a close on Friday for the sixth phase of polling on Sunday.
The sixth phase of the general elections is set to witness polling on 59 seats spread over 7 states.A total of 979 candidates are in the running on the 59 seats.1.13 lakh polling booths have been set up to ensure smooth and peaceful polling in this phase by a 10.16 crore strong electorate.5.41 crore of these electors are men while 4.74 crore are women.
Voting has already taken place on 424 seats in the previous 5 phases.In Sunday’s polling for the sixth phase.
The battle for Uttar Pradesh is critical as the BJP is being challenged by the Mahagathbandhan on all the 14 seats.
13 of which it is fighting to retain if the seat won by its ally is also counted.
Recent bypoll setbacks have served the lotus party a timely reminder to bolster its flanks.Apart from Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal is the state which is grabbing eyeballs in the sixth phase.
Trinamool Congress won all the 8 seats polling in this round in 2014 but the BJP has pushed hard to write a different story in 2019.Violence has been witnessed in the previous 5 phases of polling in West Bengal.
Phase 5 saw 100 % deployment of central forces & now security measures have been bolstered even more to build confidence among voters.
All 10 seats in Haryana are also polling in this round.
Apart from all the 7 in Delhi.The national capital is seeing a 3-cornered fight this time around due to the botched up tie-up bid between the Congress and the Aam Admi Party.
During the last 5 phases..turnout among voters has been enthusiastic.In the sixth phase seats.
Turnout during the 2014 polls had been registered at 64%..It can only be hoped that voters will step out in good numbers keeping in mind the awareness generated and preparations made by the Election Commission to ensure bumper polling on Sunday.