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UP Election Results 2017: With BJP's clean sweep, here's a look at the partywise performance of heavyweights

After the month-long high-octane polling exercise, the suspense has finally ended and its a clean sweep for brand Modi. The Bharatiya Janata Party has registered an unprecedented win in a state where it was pushed to the sidelines in the past decade.

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The high-stake election was on one hand a prestige issue for the BJP, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi heavily involved in campaigning. It was a litmus test for Akhilesh Yadav who recently took charge as the national president of the Samajwadi Party after ousting his father Mulayam Singh Yadav from the top post. Since Akhilesh took over the reins of the Samajwadi Party in January, this is the first Assembly election where he is calling all the shots ranging from choice of candidates to deciding the party's poll strategy.

Besides, the election was seen as a virtual referendum on Modi's demonetisation decision, which sucked out 80 percent cash out of the system. The election was equally crucial for Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party, which could have salvaged its electoral defeat in the 2014 Lok Sabha election and the 2012 Assembly polls but was reduced to the sidelines with merely 19 seats, it's worst performance in years.

But apart from the personal agendas of the three main contending parties at stake, many key players were in the fray for the seven-phase polls.

Here is how some of the key candidates fared in their respective seats.

Bharatiya Janata Party

The ruling party at the Centre repeated its sweep in the Assembly election with an unprecedented 312 seats, indicating that the Modi wave is far from spent at least in the Hindi heartland. The BJP, which has been out of power in UP for 14 years, was anxiously waiting for the "lotus" to bloom in the politically crucial state. In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP and its ally, Apna Dal, swept the polls bagging 73 out of 80 Lok Sabha seats, riding the Modi wave. Now that the BJP has won the most crucial northern Indian state, it is to be seen who wins the chief ministerial race in the party that lacks a clear leader in Uttar Pradesh. Our guess is that Sunil Bansal, Amit Shah's right-hand man in Uttar Pradesh could be the chosen one. Bansal, hailing from Rajasthan, was handpicked by Shah after he caught Shah's eye in the run-up to 2014 polls. A through and through ABVP man, Bansal is likely to meet Sangh's approval too.

Constituncies Candidate Name Result
Meerut Dr Laxmikant Bajpai  Lost
Noida Pankaj Singh  Won
Mathura Shrikant Sharma  Won
Sardhana Sangeet Som  Won
Atrauli Sandeep Kumar  Won
Dadri Tejpal Singh Nagar  Won
Muzaffar Nagar Kapil Dev Agarwal  Won
Kairana Mriganka Singh  Lost
Agra South Yogendra Upadhyaya  Won
Bulandshahr Virendra Singh Sirohi  Won
Ghaziabad Atul Garg  Won
Saharanpur Manoj Chaudhary  Lost
Deoband Brijesh  Won
Muradnagar Ajit Pal Tyagi  Won
Chandausi Gulab Devi  Won
Bareilly Dr. Arun Kumar  Won
Bhagwantnagar Hridya Narayan Dikshit  Won
Lucknow East Ashutosh Tandon  Won
Lucknow Cantt Rita Bahuguna Joshi  Won
Govind Nagar Satya Dev Pachauri  Won
Arya Nagar Salil Vishnoi  Lost
Maharajpur Satish Mahana  Won
Unchahar Utkrisht Maurya  Lost
Jhansi Nagar Ravi Sharma  Won
Allahabad West Siddharth Nath Singh  Won
Bikapur Shobha Singh Chauhan  Won
Gonda Prateek Bhushan Singh  Won
Amethi Garima Singh  Won
Kaiserganj Mukut Bihari  Won
Gorakhpur Urban Radha Mohan Das Agrawal  Won
Deoria Janmejai Singh  Won
Gorakhpur Rural Bipin Singh  Won
Padrauna Swami Prasad Maurya  Won
Varanasi North Ravindra Jaiswal  Won
Varanasi South Dr. Neelkanth Tiwari  Won
Varanasi Cant Saurav Srivastava  Won
Chunar Anurag Singh  Won

Samajwadi Party

The Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance in Uttar Pradesh left no stones unturned to stop the BJP juggernaut, which had earlier stumbled in Bihar and Delhi, and lead the way for opposition unity in the run-up to the 2019 General Election to Lok Sabha. However, the Yadav Pari-"war" has been grabbing headlines since October last year, when the Yadav scion and UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav finally decided to move out of the shadows of his uncle and father.

The high decibel family drama, totally comparable to your average Bollywood thriller, culminated into Akhilesh wresting control of the party out of the hands of Shivpal and Mulayam. The party further ran into trouble when one of its candidates, Gayatri Prajapati, faced charges of raping a minor girl. While asserting it will retain power in Uttar Pradesh, the Samajwadi Party (SP) on Friday did not rule out joining hands with arch rival Mayawati to prevent Presidents' Rule in case of a fractured mandate. Mayawati, however, had chosen to keep mum on the issue.

Constituncies Candidate Name Result
Aligarh Zafar Alam  Lost
Bijnor Ruchi Vira  Lost
Moradabad Nagar Mohammad Yusuf  Lost
Suar Abdullah Azam  Won
Rampur Azam Khan  Won
Amroha Mehboob Ali  Won
Badaun Abid Raza Khan  Lost
Pilibhit Riaz Ahmad  Lost
Lucknow North Abhishek Mishra  Lost
Chhibramau Arvind Singh Yadav  Lost
Sishamau Haji Irfan Solanki  Won
Ram Nagar Arvind Kumar Gope  Lost
Lucknow Central Ravidas Mehrotra  Lost
Kannauj Anil Dohare  Won
Etawah Kuldeep Gupta  Lost
Barabanki Dharam Singh Yadav  Won
Lucknow Cant Aparna Yadav  Lost
Jaswant Nagar Shivpal Yadav  Won
Kursi Fareez Mahfooz Kidwai  Lost
Allahabad South Parvez Ahmad  Lost
Babina Yashpal Singh Yadav  Lost
Garautha Deep Narayan Singh  Lost
Phaphamau Ansar Ahmad  Lost
Soraon Satveer Munna  Lost
Ayodhya Tej Narayan Pandey  Lost
Jalalabad Sharadvir Singh  Won
Akbarpur Ram Murti Verma  Lost
Matera Yasar Shah  Won
Mehnaun Rahul Shukla  Lost
Amethi Gyatri Prajapati  Lost
Tarabganj Vinod Kumar  Lost
Domariyaganj Ram Kumar  Lost
Kushi Nagar Braham Shankar Tripathi  Won
Azamgarh Durga Prasad Yadav  Won
Ghosi Sudhakar  Lost
Ghazipur Rajesh Kushwaha  Lost
Mirzapur Kailash Nath Chaurasia  Lost
Bhadohi Jahid Beg  Lost
Robertsganj Avinash Kushvaha  Lost
Badlapur Om Prakash Baba Dubey  Lost

Congress

Akhilesh forged a pre-poll alliance with the Congress, which would now arguably be known as a monumental mistake for years to come. As the alliance, seen as the BJP's main rival, failed to outscore the saffron juggernaut, it has created problems galore for the outgoing chief minister who was embroiled in a bitter family feud. SP-Congress loss also lost its chance to salvage an already sidelined Opposition that was swamped by a Modi wave since BJP stormed to power in 2014. Winning UP also means that the BJP will now get to nominate 31 Rajya Sabha members, where up till now it was in minority.

Constituncies Candidate Name Result
Nakur Imran Masood  Lost
Tilhar Jitin Prasada  Lost
Saharanpur Masood Akhtar  Won
Rae Barelly Aditi Singh  Won
Allahabad North Anurag Narayan Singh  Lost
Rampur Khas Aradhana Misra  Won
Amethi Ameeta Singh  Lost
Maharajganj Alok Prasad  Lost
Rudrapur Akhilesh Pratap Singh  Lost
Jaunpur Nadeeb Javed  Lost
Marihan Lalitesh Pati Tripathi  Lost

Bahujan Samaj Party

A win was crucial for Bahujan Samaj Party that has traditionally claimed the unwavering loyalty of Dalit voters in the state, but was annihilated in the last Assembly elections and Lok Sabha polls. However, BSP supremo Mayawati, otherwise known for her political astuteness, failed to combine Dalit and Muslim votes breaking away from SP in the wake of Mulayam's forced political exile. The exit poll predictions had projected heavy losses for Mayawati's BSP but the BSP supremo had written them off. Turns out that the actual poll results show a shoddier performance for her party with just 19 seats in its account. It has now been relegated to the third position in its home turf, failing to reach even a respectable mark. Mayawati was the first Chief Minister in decades to complete a five-year term in UP without the crutches of an alliance government. In February, Modi had mocked Mayawati's opposition to note ban, saying BSP is no longer Bahujan Samaj Party but 'Behenji Sampatti Party'. Mayawati returned the barb by saying he was 'Mr Negative Dalit Man'.

Constituncies Candidate Name Result
Meerut South Haji Mohammad Yaqub  Lost
Najibabad Jameed Ahmad  Lost
Meerganj Sultan Beg  Lost
Naraini Gaya Charan Dinkar  Lost
Kaptanganj Ram Prasad Chaudhary  Lost
Mau Mukhtar Ansari Won
Ballia Nagar Narad Rai  Lost
Chauri Chaura Jai Prakash  Lost
Bansgaon Dharmendra Kumar  Lost
Mughalsarai Tilak Dharti  Lost
Shivpur Virender Singh  Lost
Duddhi Vijay Singh Gond  Lost
Obra Virendra Pratap Singh  Lost

 

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Published Date: Mar 12, 2017 13:12 PM | Updated Date: Mar 12, 2017 13:12 PM

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