J. Balaji

NEW DELHI: Uttar Pradesh, the largest populated State in the country with 80 Lok Sabha seats, will have the distinction of having every sixth of the Indian voter from that State in the ensuing Lok Sabha elections.

The State, which will have polling on all the five phases — April 16, 23, 30, May 7 and 13 — has a total electors of 11,64,24,101 out of 71,42,87,814 voters in the country. They are eligible to exercise their franchise through 1,28,112 polling stations in the State.

The Unnao Lok Sabha constituency in U.P. will have the highest number of 18,97,474 electors. Lakshadweep seat will have the lowest number of 44,424 electors, who will use 40 polling stations.

The Election Commission plans to appoint 1800 observers for the polls to ensure free and fair elections and also to monitor the election expenditure of the candidates and political parties.

As many as 10.5 lakh electronic voting machines will be used.