Lucknow, Jan 16: Notification for the second phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly election was today issued with which nominations also commenced.
Nominations for the second phase would be filed till January 23, to be followed by scrutiny on January 24 and withdrawal till January 27, officials said here.
Polling for second phase of polls covering 59 seats in Sant Kabir Nagar, Maharajganj, Gorakhpur, Kushinagar, Deoria, Azamgarh, Mau, Ballia and Ghazipur would be held on February 11.
“More than 1.92 voters, including 1.06 crore male, 86.61 lakh female and 1,174 others, are expected to cast their votes at 20020 polling booths at 12,995 polling stations,” they said.
The second phase will seal the fate of many senior leaders, including speaker Sukhdeo Rajbhar, revenue minister Phagu Chauhan, state presidents of BSP and BJP, deputy leader of SP Ambika Chaudhary, 31 MLAs and 24 former ministers.