Electioneering picks up as nominations for 2nd phase of Lok Sabha polls end

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Electioneering picks up as nominations for the second phase of Lok Sabha elections ended yesterday. Scrutiny of nominations for this phase will be taken up today. 97 Lok Sabha seats will elect their Parliamentary representatives on the 18th of next month in the second phase of Lok Sabha polls.

For the  first phase scrutiny of nominations was held yesterday. Ninety-one constituencies  spread over 20 states and Union Territories go to polls in the first phase on the 11th of April.

BJP has announced another list of 39 candidates, 29 for Uttar Pradesh and 10 for West Bengal. Union Minister Maneka Gandhi will contest from Sultanpur while Varun Gandhi will fight from Pilibhit. Minister in Uttar Pradesh Government Rita Bahuguna Joshi has been fielded from Allahabad. 

Uttar Pradesh BJP president Mahendra Nath Pandey will contest from his sitting Chandauli seat while Union Minister Manoj Sinha has been fielded from sitting Ghazipur constituency. Two time MP and Actress Jaya Prada will fight from Rampur.