Mathura, Feb 28 (ANI): Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) leader Jayant Chaudhary on Tuesday urged voters of Uttar Pradesh to strengthen the coalition between the Congress Party and his political outfit for change and improvement in the state.
Jayant, who cast his vote here told voters: "Strengthen the Congress- Rashtriya Lok Dal alliance, vote for the candidates. There is no doubt in my mind over the outcome of the results. I have self-confidence and faith that the public will give us an opportunity."
Expressing his delight over the way the election campaign was progressing in Uttar Pradesh, Jayant said: "People are excited and I hope that the people of the state give a final decision this time. They will cast their votes for change and an improvement in Uttar Pradesh.
"The people, who are coming to vote for the first time, might mostly be youth. There is indignation in their minds with regard to the indifference meted out to them by the state government as they feel devoid of the basic necessities," he added.
Jayant, son of RLD chief and Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh, expressed the hope that voting in western Uttar Pradesh would be higher in comparison to voting in other parts of the state.
The RLD, which has sizeable political presence in western Uttar Pradesh, is an ally of the ruling Congress Party.
Meanwhile, a 40 percent voter turnout has been reported so far in the sixth phase of assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh for 68 seats. Polling will continue till 5 p.m.
Over two crore voters will be casting their votes in Saharanpur, Meerut, Aligarh, Agra, Bagpath, Ghaziabad, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Bulandshahr, Muzaffarnagar and Mathura distircts.
Tuesday's polling would decide the fate of youth face of RLD Jayant Chaudhary, Energy Minister Ramveer Upadhyaya, deputy leader of BJP Legislative Party Hukkum Singh and former minister Rajveer Singh, who is also son of former chief minister Kalyan Singh.
The Election Commission has made elaborate arrangements for this phase also.
Over 800 companies of central paramilitary forces have been deployed apart from state police personnel for free and fair elections.
The Uttar Pradesh polls are being viewed as an opportunity for major political parties to re-establish their foothold in the country's fifth largest and most populous state.
The first, second, third, fourth and fifth phases of polling took place on February 8, 11, 15, 19, and 23 respectively.
A new 403-member state assembly will be elected in March. The poll results will broadly indicate trends for the 2014 general elections. (ANI)
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