Biznextindia : Polling for the third phase of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections is being held for 59 seats spread across 16 districts in the state today. Poling has also begun in Punjab for all the 117 constituencies.
Uttar Pradesh is mainly seen as a two-horse race between Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate and incumbent CM Yogi Adityanath and Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav. According to reports, 8.15% poling has been recorded till 9 am in Uttar Pradesh.
On the other hand, the border state Punjab is witnessing a 5-cornered fight between the Congress, BJP, AAP, Akali Dal and Captain Amrinder Singh’s Punjab Lok Congress.
Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav, his uncle Shivpal Yadav, Union Minister and BJP leader SP Singh Baghel and former Union minister Salman Khurshid’s wife Louise Khurshid are in the fray in the 3rd phase in UP.