Muzaffarnagar Lok Sabha Constituency
Constituency number: 3
Total electors: 15,88,483 (2014 estimates)
Female electors: 7,13,297
Male electors: 875,186
Delimited: Yes. Budhana Assembly seat was created, which became part of Muzaffarnagar Lok Sabha constituency.
Assembly Constituencies: Budhana, Charthawal, Muzaffarnagar, Khatauli, Sardhana
Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: In 1999 elections, S Saiduzzaman won the seat as a Congress candidate. In 2004 Lok Sabha polls, Munnawar Hasan of the Samajwadi Party won the seat. Kadir Rana of the BSP won the seat in 2009 polls but lost to Sanjeev Baliyan of the BJP in the 2014 elections. Notably, the constituency gained notoriety in the aftermath of the Muzaffarnagar riots in 2013.
Demographics: Muslims constitute the single biggest electorate in all five seats falling in the constituency. The Dalit community, especially the Jatav and Chamar sub-castes, constitute the second biggest chunk of voters. Jats, who dominate the landscape of Western Uttar Pradesh are also influential in the constituency.
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Updated Date: May 24, 2019 14:57:55 IST