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.

ConstitunciesCandidate NameResult
MeerutDr Laxmikant Bajpai Lost
NoidaPankaj Singh Won
MathuraShrikant Sharma Won
SardhanaSangeet Som Won
AtrauliSandeep Kumar Won
DadriTejpal Singh Nagar Won
Muzaffar NagarKapil Dev Agarwal Won
KairanaMriganka Singh Lost
Agra SouthYogendra Upadhyaya Won
BulandshahrVirendra Singh Sirohi Won
GhaziabadAtul Garg Won
SaharanpurManoj Chaudhary Lost
DeobandBrijesh Won
MuradnagarAjit Pal Tyagi Won
ChandausiGulab Devi Won
BareillyDr. Arun Kumar Won
BhagwantnagarHridya Narayan Dikshit Won
Lucknow EastAshutosh Tandon Won
Lucknow CanttRita Bahuguna Joshi Won
Govind NagarSatya Dev Pachauri Won
Arya NagarSalil Vishnoi Lost
MaharajpurSatish Mahana Won
UnchaharUtkrisht Maurya Lost
Jhansi NagarRavi Sharma Won
Allahabad WestSiddharth Nath Singh Won
BikapurShobha Singh Chauhan Won
GondaPrateek Bhushan Singh Won
AmethiGarima Singh Won
KaiserganjMukut Bihari Won
Gorakhpur UrbanRadha Mohan Das Agrawal Won
DeoriaJanmejai Singh Won
Gorakhpur RuralBipin Singh Won
PadraunaSwami Prasad Maurya Won
Varanasi NorthRavindra Jaiswal Won
Varanasi SouthDr. Neelkanth Tiwari Won
Varanasi CantSaurav Srivastava Won
ChunarAnurag 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.

ConstitunciesCandidate NameResult
AligarhZafar Alam Lost
BijnorRuchi Vira Lost
Moradabad NagarMohammad Yusuf Lost
SuarAbdullah Azam Won
RampurAzam Khan Won
AmrohaMehboob Ali Won
BadaunAbid Raza Khan Lost
PilibhitRiaz Ahmad Lost
Lucknow NorthAbhishek Mishra Lost
ChhibramauArvind Singh Yadav Lost
SishamauHaji Irfan Solanki Won
Ram NagarArvind Kumar Gope Lost
Lucknow CentralRavidas Mehrotra Lost
KannaujAnil Dohare Won
EtawahKuldeep Gupta Lost
BarabankiDharam Singh Yadav Won
Lucknow CantAparna Yadav Lost
Jaswant NagarShivpal Yadav Won
KursiFareez Mahfooz Kidwai Lost
Allahabad SouthParvez Ahmad Lost
BabinaYashpal Singh Yadav Lost
GarauthaDeep Narayan Singh Lost
PhaphamauAnsar Ahmad Lost
SoraonSatveer Munna Lost
AyodhyaTej Narayan Pandey Lost
JalalabadSharadvir Singh Won
AkbarpurRam Murti Verma Lost
MateraYasar Shah Won
MehnaunRahul Shukla Lost
AmethiGyatri Prajapati Lost
TarabganjVinod Kumar Lost
DomariyaganjRam Kumar Lost
Kushi NagarBraham Shankar Tripathi Won
AzamgarhDurga Prasad Yadav Won
GhosiSudhakar Lost
GhazipurRajesh Kushwaha Lost
MirzapurKailash Nath Chaurasia Lost
BhadohiJahid Beg Lost
RobertsganjAvinash Kushvaha Lost
BadlapurOm 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.

ConstitunciesCandidate NameResult
NakurImran Masood Lost
TilharJitin Prasada Lost
SaharanpurMasood Akhtar Won
Rae BarellyAditi Singh Won
Allahabad NorthAnurag Narayan Singh Lost
Rampur KhasAradhana Misra Won
AmethiAmeeta Singh Lost
MaharajganjAlok Prasad Lost
RudrapurAkhilesh Pratap Singh Lost
JaunpurNadeeb Javed Lost
MarihanLalitesh 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'.

ConstitunciesCandidate NameResult
Meerut SouthHaji Mohammad Yaqub Lost
NajibabadJameed Ahmad Lost
MeerganjSultan Beg Lost
NarainiGaya Charan Dinkar Lost
KaptanganjRam Prasad Chaudhary Lost
MauMukhtar AnsariWon
Ballia NagarNarad Rai Lost
Chauri ChauraJai Prakash Lost
BansgaonDharmendra Kumar Lost
MughalsaraiTilak Dharti Lost
ShivpurVirender Singh Lost
DuddhiVijay Singh Gond Lost
ObraVirendra Pratap Singh Lost

 

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Published Date: Mar 12, 2017 01:12 pm | Updated Date: Mar 12, 2017 01:12 pm

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