LUCKNOW Greater than 66% of the entire candidates making an attempt their luck in the two-phase city native physique (ULB) polls in Uttar Pradesh are independents whereas the quantity of girls contestants additionally far exceeds the minimal 33% quota restrict, as per knowledge acquired from the State Election Fee (SEC).
Among the many political events, the ruling BJP has fielded the best quantity of candidates, adopted by the Samajwadi Celebration (SP), the Bahujan Samaj Celebration (BSP), the Indian Nationwide Congress (INC) and the Aam Aadmi Celebration (AAP).
The primary-phase voting will happen in 37 districts on Might 4 and the remaining 38 districts, together with Lucknow, will go to polls in the second part on Might 11. The counting of votes will probably be held on Might 13. As many as 85 and 77 candidates have already been declared elected unopposed in the primary and the second part, respectively.
Based on the info, over 83,000 candidates are contesting for 14,684 posts of mayors, corporators, nagar palika chairpersons, members and nagar panchayat chairpersons and members in 760 LUBs that embrace 17 nagar nigams, 199 nagar palika parishads and 544 nagar panchayats (semi-urban LUBs).
It’s seen that greater than 55,600 of the entire contestants in the fray are independents who account for near 67% of the entire power of candidates. Within the first part, 44,232 candidates are in fray and 29,683 of them are independents whereas in the second part 26,000 of the 39,146 candidates are independents.
“A giant quantity of independents could also be insurgent candidates who won’t have gotten tickets from their respective events and determined to contest on their very own,” a senior SEC official mentioned.
The info additional reveals that 35,102 feminine candidates are preventing for numerous posts and their share in the entire quantity of contestants involves above 42%, which is way over the minimal 33% reservation supplied to girls beneath the Structure. Among the many impartial candidates too, 42.53% are girls candidates. There are 18,581 girls candidates in the primary part and 16,521 in the second.
The BJP has fielded 10,758 candidates (together with 4,248 girls), the best amongst all of the events. The SP has fielded the second highest quantity of candidates – 5,231 (2,223 girls), adopted by the BSP’s 3,787 (1,611 girls). The Congress and the AAP have fielded 2,994 (1,395 girls) and a pair of,447 (1,031 girls) candidates, respectively.
Greater than 46% of the candidates fielded by the Congress are girls and this seems to be increased than that of all different fundamental political gamers. Among the many BJP candidates, 39.48% are girls, which is decrease than that of the BSP (42.54%), the SP (42.49%) and AAP (42%).