Moderate Turnout, Key Candidates in Fray, and Lucknow East Bypoll Add to the Political Frenzy

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Moderate Turnout, Key Candidates in Fray, and Lucknow East Bypoll Add to the Political Frenzy

A Detailed Look at the Fifth Phase

The fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh is underway, with polling taking place across 14 constituencies. As of 9 am, a voter turnout of 12.89% has been recorded. This phase also includes the Lucknow East assembly bypoll, which is being held due to the death of the sitting MLA.

Lucknow: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh (BJP) is seeking a fourth term from Lucknow. He is pitted against sitting SP MLA Ravidas Mehrotra.

Union Minister Smriti Irani (BJP) is contesting from the Amethi constituency, which was previously represented by Rahul Gandhi's mother, Sonia Gandhi. The Congress has fielded K L Sharma against her.

Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Kaushal Kishor (BJP) is facing Arvind Singh (SP) in Mohanlalganj.

Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti (BJP) is up against Rakesh Sachan (SP) in Fatehpur.

Union Minister of State for MSME Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma (BJP) is seeking a sixth term from Jalaun. He is challenged by Narayan Das Ahirwar of the SP.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is contesting from Rae Bareli, a seat traditionally held by his family. He faces Dinesh Pratap Singh (BJP) in this election.

Barabanki (SC): Tanuj Punia (Congress)

Pradeep Jain 'Aditya' (Congress)

Sitting BJP MP Lallu Singh, seeking a hat-trick, is challenged by Awadhesh Prasad (SP).

BJP's Kunwar Pushpendra Singh Chandel, aiming for a third term, faces SP's Ajendra Singh Lodhi.

BJP's Kirti Vardhan Singh, seeking a fifth term, is up against SP's Shreya Verma.

R K Singh Patel (BJP), seeking a third term, faces Krishna Devi Shivshankar Patel (SP).

Vinod Kumar Sonkar (BJP), aiming for a hat-trick, is challenged by SP's Pushpendra Saroj.

The Lucknow East assembly seat bypoll is being held due to the death of sitting MLA Ashutosh Tandon.

Amethi: 13.45%

14.57%

12.73%

14%

14.28%

9.55%

13.61%

12.80%

13.04%

10.49%

10.39%

13.86%

13.60%

The fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh is expected to witness a close contest between the BJP and the SP. The results will be declared on May 23, 2024.