Azamgarh Election Results 2019: This Uttar Pradesh constituency is SP’s stronghold
The SP’s patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav won the seat in 2014 by defeating the BJP’s candidate Ramakant Yadav, who has recently joined the Congress.Updated: May 23, 2019 11:48 IST
Hindustan Times, New DElhi
Azamgarh Election Results 2019: Azamgarh, largely a rural parliamentary constituency in eastern Uttar Pradesh, is considered a bastion of the Samajwadi Party.
The SP’s patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav won the seat in 2014 by defeating the BJP’s candidate Ramakant Yadav, who has recently joined the Congress. According to the election results 2019, Akhilesh Yadav is presently in the lead while Dinesh Lal Yadav trails.
Voters in the Azamgarh Lok Sabha seat have elected 18 members of Parliament in 16 general elections and two by-polls. Of the 18 MPs from Azamgarh, 12 have been a Yadav candidate.
Caste equation favours Yadavs on the Azamgarh Lok Sabha seat, where the upper castes constitute 2.90 lakh votes, OBC 6.80 lakh, Dalit 4.50 lakh and minorities 3.10 lakh.
The Samajwadi Party won the Azamgarh Lok Sabha seat for the first time in 1996 when Ramakant Yadav contested successfully. Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has represented the seat thrice — in 1998, 2004 and 2008. And, the Bharatiya Janata Party bagged the seat in 2009 when Ramakant Yadav was its candidate.
There are five assembly constituencies of Gopalpur, Sagri, Mubarakpur, Azamgarh and Mehnagar under the Azamgarh Lok Sabha seat.
Uttar Pradesh, which sends the maximum number of members to Parliament at 80, saw polls in all the seven phases of the Lok Sabha election 2019.
Here are a few details about the Azamgarh Lok Sabha seat:
State: Uttar Pradesh
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Azamgarh
Polling date: May 12
2019 candidates: Akhilesh Yadav (SP), Dinesh Lal Yadav (BJP)
Sitting MP, party: Mulayam Singh Yadav, SP
Winning margin in 2014: 63,204
Runner up name, party: Ramakant Yadav, BJP
Number of voters in 2014: 960,218
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 56.38%
Number of women voters in 2014: 761,674
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,686
First Published: May 07, 2019 10:05 IST