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Start of Nominations for 2nd Phase in UP Happening Today

Nominations for the second phase of elections in Uttar Pradesh will begin on Thursday, with eight Lok Sabha seats going to the polls. The last date for filing nominations is April 4, scrutiny on April 5, and voting on April 26. The seats included in this phase are Amroha, Meerut, Baghpat, Ghaziabad, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Aligarh, Bulandshahr (SC), and Mathura.

In the previous election, BSP won in Amroha, while the remaining seats were secured by the BJP. With 1.67 crore voters, including 90.11 lakh men, 77.38 lakh women, and 787 third gender individuals, there will be 7,797 polling stations and 17,677 polling booths in the second phase.

Candidates need to make a security deposit of Rs 25,000 for general category and Rs 12,500 for SC/ST candidates. National and state party candidates require one elector as the proposer, while unrecognized parties and independent candidates need 10 proposers. The maximum expenditure limit for candidates is set at Rs 95 lakh.

In the first phase, 201 candidates have filed nominations for seats in Saharanpur, Kairana, Muzaffarnagar, Bijnor, Nagina, Moradabad, Rampur, and Pilibhit. Scrutiny of papers will be conducted on Thursday, with the final list of valid candidates published. The voting for the first phase will take place on April 19.


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