Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections 2017: Ayodhya constituency; it’s SP’s Pawan Pandey vs BJP’s Ved Prakash Gupta

By: | Updated: February 22, 2017 8:43 PM

We take a look at the crucial constituency of Ayodhya, which once became the turf for India's right, leading to the catapulting of Bharatiya Janata Party in national politics.

 ayodhya contituency, ayodhya constituency pawan pandey, ayodhya contituency bjp, ayodhya constituency winner, winner ayodhya contituencyWe take a look at the crucial constituency of Ayodhya, which once became the turf for India’s right, leading to the catapulation of Bharatiya Janata Party in national politics. (Express Photo: Praveen Khanna)

Stakes for all leading parties are high as Uttar Pradesh heads for fourth phase of Assembly Elections 2017. While third phase of the polls saw 61 per cent polling, with 69 major constituencies voting across 12 districts, the fourth phase of Assembly elections will take place on February 23. The key parties to watch out for during the elections are Samajwadi Party (SP), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Congress, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP). The campaigning for fourth phase has seen some below the belt remarks, with leaders metioning acronyms like ‘KASAB’ and mentions of Shamshaan in their speeches. We take a look at the crucial constituency of Ayodhya, which once became the turf for India’s right, leading to the catapulting of Bharatiya Janata Party in national politics. Saffron party’s candidate Lallu Singh had held the seat for five consecutive terms till 2012, while the seat slipped from BJP’s hands to SP’s Pawan Pandey in 2012. Here are the details about Ayodhya constituency:

Contesting Candidates
BSP    Mo. Bazmi Siddeke
BJP    Ved Prakash Gupta
RLD           Dharmendra Kumar Uppadhyay
SP    Tej Narayan Pandey Alias Pawan Pandey

Why is Ayodhya important

Ayodhya, which is constituency No. 275 of Uttar Pradesh legislative assembly, once became the turf for India’s right’s, leading to the catapulation of Bharatiya Janata Party in national politics. Saffron party’s candidate Lallu Singh had held the seat for five consecutive terms till 2012, while the seat slept from BJP’s hands to SP’s Pawan Pandey in 2012. BJP has chaged its candidate for Ayodhya this time. It will be a matter of prestige for BJP to take snatch-back this seat from rival SP this time.

Number of registered voters

According to data with the Election Commission of India, Ayodhya has 3,16,722 registered voters. It has 1,71,217 male and 1,45,496 female registered voters besides nine registered voters in the Others category.

Who won Ayodhya last time

In the 2012 Assembly elections, the Samajwadi Party’s Tej Narayan Pandey better known as  Pawan Pandey, won this constituency by a narrow margin of 5,405 votes. Pandey bagged 55,262 votes. While BJP’s Lallu Singh was the nearest contender with 49,857 votes. The voter turnout was recorded at 60.72 %.

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