Thursday, June 7, 2012

UP Civic Polls 2012 Schedule, Polling in Lucknow on 23rd June 2012

State Election Commission of Uttar Pradesh conducting the Urban Local Bodies elections, today made some minor modification in election dates and now the polling in Lucknow district would be held on June 23 instead of June 24. Now the three-tier Urban Local Bodies election would be held district-wise in five phases between June 23 and July 4. According to State Election Commissioner S K Agarwal,polling in Lucknow district would be held on June 23 while the remaining 17 districts of the first phase would be held as usual on June 24.
Mr Agarwal said the change of dates for Lucknow polling was done as on June 24(Sunday) over 1.6 lakh students and job aspirants would be in the state capital to appear in written examinations to be conducted by Railways, University Grant Commission(UGC) and Union Public Service Commission(UPSC). Polling for the first phase would now be held in one district of Lucknow followed by second phase on June 24 in 17 districts and again in 17 districts in the third phase on June 27.  Keeping in view these exams, the government had suggested June 23 and Jun 25 as the new dates for the local body polls here. "As a huge rush is expected on June 25 as the aspirants would be leaving the city after their exam, it was appropriate to hold the polls on June 23", the Commission said while fixing the new date.

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