UP election 2017: Supporters of BSP, SP clash in Mahoba, four injured

Elaborate arrangements have been made to ensure free and fair polling. Inter-district and inter-state borders have been sealed.

Published: 23rd February 2017 10:24 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd February 2017 10:24 AM   |  A+A-

UP BJP Chief Keshav Prasad Maurya casts his vote in Allahabad. | PIcture Courtesy: ANI

By ANI

MAHOBA: At least four people including Samajwadi Party candidate Siddhgopal Sahu's son were injured after a clash between SP and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supporters broke out in Mahoba.

Meanwhile, voting for the fourth phase on 53 constituencies is underway in Uttar Pradesh.

Other than Bundelkhand and Rae Bareli districts going to polls in this phase are Allahabad, Chitrakoot, Banda, Fatehpur, Hamirpur, Jalaun, Jhansi, Kaushambi, Lalitpur, Mahoba, Pratapgarh. The voting started at 7 a.m., and will end at 5 p.m.

Elaborate arrangements have been made to ensure free and fair polling. Inter-district and inter-state borders have been sealed.

Patrolling by security forces has been intensified in poll-bound areas. Most of the polling centres are manned by Central Para Military Forces.

BJP is contesting 48 seats out of 53. It has left 6 seats for its ally Apana Dal. BSP has fielded its nominees in all segments, while SP is contesting 30 seats and its ally Congress 25.

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