Uttar Pradesh Elections 2017: Chauri Chaura constituency; BSP’s Jai Prakash takes on SP’s Manurojan Yadav; All you need to know

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Updated: Feb 23, 2017 12:45 PM

Chauri Chaura is constituency No. 326 of Uttar Pradesh legislative assembly. The assembly constituency is situated in Gorakhpur district and comes under Bansgaon Lok Sabha constituency. It is an open constituency.

Akhilesh yadav, uttar pradesh, up election, Assembly elections in UP, Narendra Modi, BJP, Rahul Gandhi, Mayawati, Election, UP Election, Election in UP, Chauri Chaura ConstituencyChauri Chaura is constituency No. 326 of Uttar Pradesh legislative assembly. The assembly constituency is situated in Gorakhpur district and comes under Bansgaon Lok Sabha constituency. It is an open constituency.

As the voting for the fourth phase of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections is underway in 53 constituencies spread over 12 districts, fate of more than 650 candidates will be decided by 1.84 cr voters. The 12 districts going to polls in the fourth phase are Raebareli, Mahoba, Hamirpur, Allahabad, Jalaun, Jhansi, Lalitpur, Pratapgarh, Kaushambi, Banda, Chitrakoot and Fatehpur. As the elections have drove midway, stakes are high for all major political parties including the Samajwadi Party (SP), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Congress and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP). The current phase is going to be crucial for the ruling SP as it currently holds 24 out of the total 53 seats here. UP has witnessed high-decibel election rallies and roadshows over the past few months and all major political parties have tried their best to lure voters. While the ongoing polls are touted to be a litmus test for SP, PM Narendra Modi-led BJP stands as a strong roadblock for the ruling party in the state. UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav has managed to build an image of ‘leader for youth’ and have bagged huge vote bank in various regions of the state. His ‘kaam bolta hai’ campaign has gained a good response in rural as well as the urban areas of the state. However, there has been a little anger against him because of the law-and-order failure in the state.

Making it a crucial three-way battle, Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has cemented itself as one of lead contenders in this political run. However, the party is still behind in terms of vote bank apart from some particular communities. Even the votes of Muslim community have gone to her in limited areas where the candidates fielded are very strong. The high-voltage assembly elections are halfway in India’s most populous state and is is expected to lay the cornerstone for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. While SP aims at retaining its power, this time with the Congress, both BJP and BSP are fighting to make a comeback.

Chauri Chaura is constituency No. 326 of Uttar Pradesh legislative assembly. The state of Uttar Pradesh has 403 assembly constituencies. The assembly constituency is situated in Gorakhpur district and comes under Bansgaon Lok Sabha constituency. It is an open constituency.

What are the key issues
Development is the key issue in this constituency.

Who was the winner last time
BSP won the constituency by a margin of just 20,601 during the 2012 Assembly elections. Jai Prakash from BSP bagged a total of 49,687 votes followed by Anoop Kumar Pandey from SP who got 29,086 votes.

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Who are the competing candidates
Jai Prakash (BSP), Manurojan Yadav (SP), Adya (RLD) and Sangeeta Yadav (BJP).

Why this constituency is important?
Over the past, both BSP and SP have a strong grip in this constituency. Even this time BSP is trying its best to retain the seat whereas SP is has been trying hard to increase its vote bank to win the seat. Even BJP has been on toes to gain numbers in this region and a tough fight is expected among all the major parties here.

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