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Lok Sabha election 2019: 8 western Uttar Pradesh seats, held by BJP, vote in second phase

The Bharatiya Janata Party swept all these seats — Agra, Aligarh, Amroha, Bulandshahr, Fatehpur Sikri, Hathras, Mathura and Nagina — as it rode on a Narendra Modi wave in the last general elections in 2014.

lok sabha elections Updated: Apr 17, 2019 20:22 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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All eight Western UP seats going to polls on April 18, the second phase of Lok Sabha elections 2019, are held by the BJP.(Arun Sharma/HT file photo)

The BJP will lock horns with the SP-BSP alliance in the second round of seven-phase Parliamentary election on April 18 when eight constituencies in the more prosperous region of western Uttar Pradesh go to polls.

The Bharatiya Janata Party swept all these seats — Agra, Aligarh, Amroha, Bulandshahr, Fatehpur Sikri, Hathras, Mathura and Nagina — as it rode on a Narendra Modi wave in the last general elections in 2014. The party, and ally Apna Dal, had swept 73 of the 80 Lok Sabha seats in the state in 2014.

The BJP had also won Saharanpur, Kairana, Muzaffarnagar, Bijnor, Meerut, Baghpat, Ghaziabad and Gautam Buddh Nagar in the same region in 2014. These seats voted in the first phase last week

Click here for full coverage of Lok Sabha elections 2019.

Cane, caste and communal polarisation in western UP decide the political fate of all the parties involved. The ruling party also won in the region on its promise to clear the sugarcane dues owed to farmers, and its vote share was more than the combined votes polled by the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP).

There are 15 million voters of which about 70% are directly or indirectly dependent for a livelihood on the sugarcane crop and can swing the result in the race in this region.

This year, Mayawati’s BSP is contesting 38 of the 80 Lok Sabha constituencies in Uttar Pradesh under the seat-sharing arrangement with Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party with an eye on defeating the ruling party. Ajit Singh’s Rashtriya Lok Dal has three seats under the pact and the alliance has left two for the Congress.

Read: All you need to know about Uttar Pradesh

The BSP is looking at Dalit-Muslim unity to bag seats in western UP and SP is eyeing Yadav-Muslim consolidation in the Yadav belt.

All these parties have their areas of influence in the region. Agra with its concentration of Dalits is the main support base of the Mayawati-led BSP and the SP’s Yadav and Muslim vote bank is also spread across the western belt.

Congress’ Raj Babbar will contest again from Fatehpur Sikri Lok Sabha seat, which he lost in the 2009 general election, against the BJP’s Rajkumar Chahar.

State animal husbandry minister SP Singh Baghel is trying his luck from the reserved Agra Lok Sabha seat, which the BJP has won five times in the past. Manoj Soni is contesting on a SP-BSP ticket from the city of the Taj Mahal and former income tax commissioner Preeta Harit as a Congress nominee.

Also read: Will BJP win UP’s Agra the sixth time?

The BJP’s Hema Malini, the actor-turned-politician who had defeated RLD heavyweight and party vice-president Jayant Chaudhary, is in the fray from Mathura once again. Considered to be the stronghold of Jat voters, Mathura will also see Kunwar Narendra Singh fight for the RLD while Congress has chosen Mahesh Pathak.

The BJP has fielded Satish Kumar Gautam again against the powerful SP-BSP alliance candidate Ajit Baliyan in the communally-sensitive seat of Aligarh. Congress leader Bijendra Singh is also trying his luck in the Lok Sabha election from this seat.

Also read: In Aligarh, PM Modi says 2019 polls will be the end of BSP and SP

Yashwant Singh has been fielded again by the BJP in the Nagina Lok Sabha seat against SP-BSP alliance candidate Girish Chandra Jatav and Congress’ Omwati Devi Jatav from the seat reserved for members of Scheduled Castes.

Also read: BJP will look to win UP’s Nagina seat again

Kanwar Singh Tanwar, one of the richest lawmakers in the country, has been renominated from the Amroha Lok Sabha seat this year and is up against Kunwar Danish Ali of the Bahujan Samaj Party. Ali, the former national general secretary of Janata Dal(Secular), recently joined the BSP. The Congress party has fielded Sachin Choudhary.

Bhola Singh, the sitting member of Parliament, is fighting again for the BJP from the Bulandshahr Lok Sabha seat, another communally-sensitive area, considered to be its bastion. He is up against SP-BSP alliance candidate Yogesh Verma. Bansi Lal Pahadia is the Congress nominee on this seat.

The BJP nominated Rajveer Singh Balmiki (Diler) is fighting from the Hathras seat, which is reserved for the members of Scheduled Castes. Rajveer Singh Balmiki (Diler) will be up against Congress’ Trilokiram Diwakar and Samajwadi Party’s Ramji Lal Suman.

Also read: BJP has won from UP’s Hathras six times

The votes will be counted on May 23 along with other states.

ConstituencySitting MP
Assam
KarimganjRadheshyam Biswas, AIUDF
SilcharSushmita Dev, Congress
Autonomous DistrictBiren Singh Engti, Congress
MangaldoiRamen Deka, BJP
NawgongRajen Gohain, BJP
Bihar
KishanganjMohammad Asrarul Haque, Congress
KatiharShah Tariq Anwar, NCP
PurniaSantosh Kumar, JD(U)
BhagalpurShailesh Kumar (Bulo Mandal), RJD
BankaJai Prakash Narayan Yadav, RJD
Chhattisgarh
RajnandgaonAbhishek Singh, BJP
MahasamundChandulal Sahu, BJP
KankerVikram Dev Usendi, BJP
Jammu and Kashmir
SrinagarFarooq Abdullah, National Conference
UdhampurDr. Jitendra Singh, BJPs
Karnataka
Udupi ChikmagalurShobha Karandlaje, BJP
HassanH.D. Deve Gowda, JD(S)
Dakshina KannadaNalin Kumar Kateel, BJP
ChitradurgaB.N.Chandrappa, Congress
TumkurS. P. Muddahanumegowda, Congress
MandyaCS Puttaraju, JD(S)
MysorePrathap Simha, BJP
ChamrajanagarR Dhruvanarayana, Congress
Bangalore RuralDK Suresh, Congress
Bangalore NorthDV Sadananda Gowda, BJP
Bangalore CentralPC Mohan, BJP
Bangalore SouthVacant after Ananth Kumar’s death in 2018
ChikkaballapurVeerappa Moily, Congress
KolarKH Muniyappa, Congress
Maharashtra
BuldhanaJadhav Prataprao Ganpatrao, Shiv Sena
AkolaDhotre Sanjay Shamrao, BJP
AmravatiAdsul Anandrao Vithoba, Shiv Sena
HingoliRajeev Shankarrao Satav, Congress
NandedAshok Shankarrao Chavan, Congress
ParbhaniJadhav Sanjay (Bandu) Haribhau, Shiv Sena
BeedPritam Gopinathrao Munde, BJP
OsmanabadGaikwad Ravindra Vishwanath, Shiv Sena
LaturDr. Sunil Baliram Gaikwad, BJP
SolapurSharad Bansode, BJP
Manipur
Inner ManipurThokchom Meinya, Congress
Odisha
BargarhPrabas Kumar Singh, BJD
SundargarhJual Oram, BJP
BolangirKalikesh Narayan Singh Deo, BJD
KandhamalPratyusha Rajeshwari Singh, BJD
AskaLadu Kishore Swain, BJD
ConstituencySitting MP
Tamil Nadu
TiruvallurDr. P. Venugopal, AIADMK
Chennai NorthTG Venkatesh Babu, AIADMK
Chennai SouthJ Jayavardhan, AIADMK
Chennai CentralSR Vijayakumar, AIADMK
SriperumbudurKN Ramachandran, AIADMK
KancheepuramK Maragatham, AIADMK
ArakkonamG Hari, AIADMK
VelloreB. Senguttuvan., AIADMK
KrishnagiriK Ashok Kumar, AIADMK
DharmapuriAnbumani Ramadoss, PMK
TiruvannamalaiVanaroja R, AIADMK
AraniV Elumalai, AIADMK
VillupuramRajendran S., AIADMK
KallakurichiK. Kamaraj, AIADMK
SalemV Pannerselvam, AIADMK
NamakkalPR Sundaram, AIADMK
ErodeS Selvakumara Chinnayan, AIADMK
TiruppurV.Sathyabama, AIADMK
NilgirisC Gopalakrishnan, AIADMK
CoimbatoreP Nagarajan, AIADMK
PollachiC Mahendran, AIADMK
DindigulM Udhayakumar, AIADMK
KarurM Thambidurai, AIADMK
TiruchirappalliKumar.P, AIADMK
PerambalurRP Marutharajaa, AIADMK
CuddaloreA Arunmozhithevan, AIADMK
ChidambaramM Chandrakasi, AIADMK
MayiladuthuraiRK Bharathi Mohan, AIADMK
NagapattinamDr K Gopal, AIADMK
ThanjavurK Parasuraman, AIADMK
SivagangaPR Senthilnathan, AIADMK
MaduraiR Gopalakrishnan, AIADMK
TheniR Parthipan, AIADMK
VirudhunagarRadhakrishnan T., AIADMK
RamanathapuramAnwhar Raajhaa, AIADMK
ThoothukkudiJeyasingh Thiyagaraj Natterjee.J, AIADMK
TenkasiM Vasanthi, AIADMK
TirunelvelliPrabakaran.K.R.P, AIADMK
KanniyakumariPon Radhakrishnan, BJP
Uttar Pradesh
NaginaYashwant Singh, BJP
AmrohaKanwar Singh Tanwar, BJP
BulandshahrBhola Singh, BJP
AligarhSatish Kumar Gautam, BJP
HathrasRanjan Kumar Diwakar, BJP
MathuraHema Malini, BJP
AgraRam Shankar Katheria, BJP
Fatehpur SikriChaudhary Babulal, BJP
West Bengal
JalpaiguriBijoy Chandra Barman, Trinamool
DarjeelingSS Ahluwalia, BJP
RaiganjMd Salim, CPI(M)
Puducherry
PuducherryR Radhakrishnan, AINRC

First Published: Apr 17, 2019 12:49 IST