Hardoi Lok Sabha Constituency
Constituency number: 31
Total electors: 17,14,387 (2014 estimate)
Female electors: 7,74,556
Male electors: 9,39,831
Reserved: Yes. For Scheduled Caste
Assembly Constituencies: Sawaijpur, Shahabad, Hardoi, Gopamau, Sandi
Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: In 1999 elections, Jai Prakash of the Akhil Bharatiya Loktantrik Congress won the seat. In the 2004 elections, Ilyas Azmi of the BSP got elected to represent the constituency, while Samajwadi Party’s Usha Verma tasted success in 2009 elections. In 2014 elections, Anshul Verma defeated his predecessor by a margin of 81,000 votes.
Demographics: At least 85 percent of the electorate in Hardoi live in rural areas. Around 30 percent of the population belong to the Scheduled Castes. Kurmis and Brahmins hold influence in this constituency, while other OBCs may also be crucial in determining victory or defeat of candidates. It is noted that Samajwadi Party turncoat Naresh Agarwal is a well-known face of Hardoi constituency.
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Updated Date: May 24, 2019 14:39:02 IST