The Election Commission of India issued the notification for the third phase of UP assembly elections on Tuesday.
The third phase polls will cover 59 assembly constituencies spread across 16 districts of Bundelkhand and polling will be held on February 20.
UP Chief Electoral Officer Ajay Kumar Shukla said in Lucknow that notification for the third phase was issued at 11 am on Tuesday.
Shukla said that more than 2.15 crore voters comprising 1.16 crore males, 99.62 lakh females and 1,096 of the third gender would exercise their right to franchise in the third phase.
The chief electoral officer said that candidates could submit their online application through Suvidha web portal and submit the copy of application form to returning officer.
No candidate will be allowed to take out a procession at the time of nomination in view of COVID-19 pandemic. The last date for the third phase nominations is February 1, scrutiny of nominations will be done on February 2 and the last date for withdrawal is February 4.
A total of 59 assembly constituencies will go to polls in the third phase in 16 districts namely Kasganj, Hathras, Firozabad, Etah, Mainpuri, Farrukhabad, Kannauj, Etawah, Auraiya, Kanpur Dehat, Kanpur Nagar, Jalaun, Hamirpur, Mahoba, Jhansi and Lalitpur.
The assembly constituencies going to polls in the third phase are Hathras (SC), Sadabad, Sikandararau, Tundla (SC), Jasrana, Firozabad, Shikohabad, Sirsaganj, Kasganj, Amopur, Patiali, Aliganj, Etah, Marhara, Jalesar (SC), Mainpuri, Bhogaon, Kishni (SC), Karhal, Kayamganj (SC), Amritpur, Farrukhabad, Bhojpur, Chhibramau, Tirwa, Kannauj (SC), Jaswantnagar, Etawah, Bharthana (SC), Bidhuna, Dibiyapur, Auraiya (SC), Rasulabad (SC), Akbarpur-Rania, Sikandra, Bhognipur, Bilhaur (SC), Bithoor, Kalyanpur, Govindnagar, Sisamau, Arya Nagar, Kidwai Nagar, Kanpur Cantonment, Maharajpur, Ghatampur (SC), Madhaugarh, Kalpi, Orai (SC), Babina, Jhansi Nagar, Mauranipur (SC), Garoutha, Lalitpur, Mehrauni (SC), Hamirpur, Rath (SC), Mahoba and Charkhari.
In the 2017 assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party had swept the polls by winning 50 of these 59 assembly seats while the Samajwadi Party had won seven and Bahujan Samaj Party and Congress one each.