The voting for second phase of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls took place on February 15 with a 53 voter turnaround. The fate of around 720 candidates are in the fray as voting happened held across 11 districts including Saharanpur, Bijnor, Moradabad, Sambhal, Rampur, Bareilly, Amroha, Pilibhit, Kheri, Shahjahanpur and Badaun.
Prominent political figures including Samajwadi Party (SP) president and UP Chief Minster Akhilesh Yadav, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati had campaigned extensively for this phase. The incumbent CM in his rallies have criticised PM Modi and the central government for acting as a obstacle in UP’s development. On many occasions, he had asked the BJP to tell the people what it did for the people of the country in the nearly three years that it has been in power at the Centre. The SP is largely banking upon development agenda with his ‘Kaam Bolta Hai’ campaign. While the ruling SP is trying its best to retain position as the ruling party, PM Modi has asked the people of the state to give his party one chance to serve the state. SP had bagged 34 seats during the 2012 Assembly election.
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Making it a high-octane three way contest Mayawati with her back to back rallies in different parts of the state. During her rallies, the she had aggressively attacked both BJP and SP on the issues of development and demonetisation. BSP has claimed to regain power in the state with full majority.
Fatehpur is constituency No. 240 of Uttar Pradesh legislative assembly. It is situated in Fatehpur district and comes under Fatehpur Lok Sabha constituency. It is an open constituency.
Number of voters
As per the Election Commission data, Fatehpur assembly constituency has 3,16,050 registered electorates. It comprises 1,72,775 male and 1,43,271 female registered voters.
What are the key issues
Development and job vacancies are the key issues to be addressed in this constituency.
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Who was the winner last time
During the 2012 Assembly elections, SP defeated the BSP by a narrow margin of 3,786 votes, that is, 2.03 per cent of the total valid votes, to win this constituency. Shed Qasim Hasan from SP bagged 49,830 votes followed by Jeetendra Kumar Lodhi of BSP who got 46,044 votes. The voter turnout was 58.90 per cent.
Who are the competing candidates
Chandra Prakash Lodhi (SP), Vikram Singh (BJP), Vikram Singh Lodhi (RLD), Sameer Trivedi (BSP) and Gaya Prasad (CPI).