Lalitpur is one of the crucial constituency in Bundelkhand region. However, for the first time in decades, no Bundela would be fighting elections this assembly polls. The campaign in the first and second of seven phased Assembly elections has ended for 140 seats of western Uttar Pradesh. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, BSP chief Mayawati and Congress VP Rahul Gandhi have tried all campaigning tools to win the elections.
The Samajwadi Party under Akhilesh Yadav’s leadership is banking upon development agenda, with CM’s ‘Kaam Bolta Hai’ campaign. While PM has urged voters to end the ‘vikas ka vanvas’ (exile of development) and projecting demonetisation as an attack against corruption. Modi and BJP accused SP and BSP of plundering the state over the years and targeted the SP-Congress alliance, saying the two had come together to save themselves.
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Joining hands with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav led the SP assault, as party patriarch Mulayam kept away following family feud, with the two scions locking horns with Modi and BSP supremo Mayawati. Meanwhile, lets have a look at key issues of crucial constituency of Lalitpur:
Key issues in Lalitpur constituency
The literacy rate among backward classes is the key issue here. Most village women are illiterate. The concerns of saharia villagers for their basic rights are some unaddressed issues in the area.
Election results of Lalitpur will be declared on 11 March 2017 along with 403 assemblies of Uttar Pradesh and counting starts generally 8 AM in the morning. Live results of Lalitpur assembly constituency (Vidhan Sabha) will be shared here on 11 March.
Why is Lalitpur constituency important
Lalitpur is one of the crucial constituency in Bundelkhand region. However, for the first time in decades, no Bundela would be fighting elections this assembly polls.
In contest: Lalitpur constituency
JYOTI SINGH (Samajwadi Party), PARVAT LAL AHIRWAR (Communist Party of India), RAMRATAN KUSHWAHA (Bharatiya Janata Party), SANTOSH KUSHWAHA (Bahujan Samaj Party)
Who won from Lalitpur constituency last time
BSP’s Ramesh Prasad Kushwaha had won the 2012 elections from here bagged 79,797. SP’s Chandra Bhusan Singh Bundela (Guddu Raja) stood as the first runner up with 68,474 votes. Total Votes casted were 2,74,575, with total turnout at 70.36%.