Kannauj Lok Sabha Election Result: The BJP has once again fielded Subrat Pathak against Akhilesh Yadav's wife Dimple Yadav who has represented the seat since 2012.
Kannauj Lok Sabha Election Result 2019: A seat traditionally held by the Samajwadi Party, Kannauj is one of the pocket boroughs of former chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav in Uttar Pradesh. SP candidate Dimple Yadav is now trailing by over 6000 votes in Kannuaj. The SP patriarch had first won this seat in 1999 and then fielded his son Akhilesh Yadav who retained the SP bastion from 2000 to 2012. Akhilesh had to vacate this seat when he was elected as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh in 2012.
Since then, Akhilesh Yadav’s wife Dimple Yadav has represented this seat in the parliament. This will be her third Lok Sabha elections from Kannuaj. In 2012, Dimple Yadav was elected unopposed. But the next election held two years later wasn’t a cakewalk for her as her victory margin stood at a paltry 20,000 votes. Dimple got 4,89,164 votes with 43.89 per cent vote share while BJP candidate Subrat Pathak secured 4,69,257 votes with a 42.11 per cent vote share. Interestingly, in this election, the SP witnessed over 1 per cent reduction in its vote share whereas the BJP recorded a 21.78 per cent jump. The saffron party has again fielded Pathak to challenge Dimple Yadav.
KANNAUJ RESULT LATEST UPDATES
6:45 pm: Dimple Yadav appears to be heading for a shock defeat in Kannauj.
DIMPLE YADAV: 403087
SUBRAT PATHAK: 435231
4:15 pm: BJP leader Subrat Pathak continues to maintain the lead against Dimple Yadav who is now trailing by over 22000 votes.
SUBRAT PATHAK: 315801
DIMPLE YADAV: 292319
3:15 pm: Dimple Yadav is getting tough contest by BJP leader Subrat Pathak in Kannau, which is Samajwadi Party bastion.
DIMPLE YADAV: 226361
SUBRAT PATHAK: 237195
12:20 am: Dimple Yadav is leading in Kannuaj. She is ahead by over 10000 votes.
Dimple Yadav: 88872
Subrat Pathak: 77037
8:55 am: Dimple Yadav is trailing in SP bastion in Uttar Pradesh. She is up against Subrat Pathak of the BJP.
8:00 am | Counting begins
The counting of votes has begun. Exit polls suggest that there would be a tough fight in the constituency. Two-time MP Dimple Yadav is up against Subrat Pathak of the BJP
While it is expected that Pathak will put up a tough fight, the coming together of the SP and BSP is likely to work in Dimple’s favour. The Bahujan Samaj Party is contesting this election with Samajwadi Party. In the last election, the BSP had got over 11 per cent vote share. If SP succeeds in consolidating this vote share, Dimple would be far ahead in the race.
The last time that the BJP won this seat was in 1996 when Chandra Bhushan Singh defeated SP leader Chhotey Singh Yadav by over 50,000 votes. Kannauj parliamentary seat has five assembly segments: Chhibramau, Tirwa, Kannauj, Bidhuna, and Rasulabad. Except for Kannauj, the saffron party won all four assembly constituencies in the 2017 Assembly election. Kannauj assembly seat went to the Samajwadi Party.