Ambedkar Nagar Lok Sabha Constituency
Constituency number: 55
Total electors: 17,18,774 (2014 estimates)
Female electors: 7,95,221
Male electors: 9,23,553
Delimited: Yes. This constituency only came into being in 2008. Before the 2009 elections, this constituency was called Akbarpur, which is also the name of another constituency in Kanpur district.
Assembly Constituencies: Goshainganj, Katehari, Tanda, Jalalpur, Akbarpur
Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: In 2009 elections, Rakesh Pandey of the BSP won the seat while BJP candidate Hari Om Pandey registered a victory in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Notably, BSP supremo Mayawati won four times, when Akbarpur was a reserved constituency for Scheduled Castes.
Demographics: A largely rural constituency, Ambedkar Nagar is at the centre of BSP’s politics, with reports of Mayawati contesting the by-elections from this seat if she becomes the prime minister. The Scheduled Caste communities account for over 1/4th of the population in this constituency. According to reports, Muslims, Yadavs, Kurmis, Brahmins and Banias form significant blocks of voters in the constituency. OBC sub-communities like Rajbhar and Kewats can also play a decisive role in elections.
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Updated Date: May 23, 2019 20:45:33 IST