“Names of 12,36,000 voters have been added to the electoral roll in the state. Voters in the age-group of 18-19 is 16.75 lakh. The total number of voters in the state is 14.40 crore,” UP’s chief electoral officer L Venkateshwar Lu stated.
Parties have been making an attempt to woo this section within the politically essential state which sends 80 MPs to the Lok Sabha.
The BJP’s youth wing, the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, had final month launched a drive throughout the nation to succeed in out to first-time voters. The train got here following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s name to the BJP to attach with these born on this millennium as they might get voting rights from this 12 months.
The saffron get together had gained 71 out of 80 seats in Uttar Pradesh in 2014 Lok Sabha polls securing 42.63 p.c of the votes. BJP’s ally the Apna Dal bagged two seats. Samajwadi Party gained 5 seats with a vote share of 22.35 p.c whereas the BSP didn’t win any seat however secured 19.77 p.c votes.
In the final basic elections, the Congress had registered wins on two seats within the state, bagging simply 7.53 p.c of the votes.
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