Congress loses all four seats in Amethi district, BJP wins three
The Congress part lost all four seats in the Amethi district, traditionally the pocket borough of the party. BJP won three.assembly elections Updated: Mar 12, 2017 12:53 IST
Sitting MLA Rakesh Pratap Singh from SP retained his Gauriganj seat, defeating Congress nominee Mohammad Naeem by more than 26,000 votes.
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Samajwadi Party and Congress had joined hands for the assembly election but their candidates had contested against each other in some of the seats.
BJP nominee Garima Singh polled 63,912 in Amethi defeating her nearest rival and tainted minister Gayatri Prasad Prajapati of Samajwadi Party who received 58,941 votes.
In Tiloi, BJP candidate Mayankeshwar Sharan Singh defeated BSP nominee Md Saud, son of sitting MLA Dr Muslim.
In Jagdishpur (Reserved), BJP candidate Suresh Passi has defeated his nearest rival and sitting Congress MLA Radhey Shyam Dhobi.
BJP, which had drawn a blank in the last assembly elections, has won three seats this time.
SP had won Amethi and Gauriganj while Congress had bagged Tiloi and Jagdishpur in the 2012 Assembly elections.
First Published: Mar 11, 2017 18:14 IST