199 Candidates In Fray For Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council Polls For 11 Seats On Dec. 1
Supporters of the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Indian National Congress (INC) party wave flags featuring the parties’ emblems at a state election rally in Lucknow. (Photographer: Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg)

199 Candidates In Fray For Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council Polls For 11 Seats On Dec. 1

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After the last date of withdrawal on Tuesday, a total of 199 candidates are left in the fray for the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council polls for 11 seats which will go to polls on Dec. 1, an official statement said.

The term of office of the 11 member of the legislative council from these constituencies expired on May 6, it said.

“A total of 199 candidates including that of Bharatiya Janata Party, Samajwadi Party, Congress and Teachers’ associations are left in fray after the last date of withdrawal on Tuesday,” the statement issued by the State Election Commision office said.

At 30, the maximum candidates are contesting in Meerut while the minimum 11 are contesting in Lucknow, it said.

The biennial election to 11 seats of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council -- five Graduates’ and six Teachers’ constituencies -- will be held on Dec. 1 and counting will take place on Dec. 3.

The Bahujan Samaj Party is not contesting the polls.

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