- The urban local body polls in Uttar Pradesh will be held in two phases on May 4 and May 11 2023.
- The counting of votes will take place on May 13.
- The first phase of voting will cover 37 districts in nine administrative divisions, including Agra, Jhansi, Saharanpur, Moradabad, Prayagraj, Lucknow, Varanasi, Devipatan and Gorakhpur.
- The second phase of voting will be held in Chitrakoot, Ayodhya, Basti, Azamgarh, Meerut, Bareilly, Aligarh, Kanpur, and Mirzapur administrative divisions.
- The elections will take place across 760 urban local bodies, including 17 mayoral seats and 1,420 councillor posts.
- Uttar Pradesh is politically the most crucial state in the country and has 80 members in the Lok Sabha.
- The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Samajwadi Party (SP) have deputed senior leaders in districts to oversee the party’s preparation for the elections.
- The urban body polls in Uttar Pradesh are taking place after the Supreme Court allowed the State Election Commission to issue a notification in two days, with an OBC quota in line with the report of the recently constituted Uttar Pradesh Backward Classes Commission.
Question: How many urban local bodies will go to polls in Uttar Pradesh?
Answer: b) 760