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UP: Votes for Azamgarh and Rampur Lok Sabha by-elections will be held on Thursday

Rampur/Azamgarh (Uttar Pradesh) | Voting will probably be held on Thursday for the by-elections to Azamgarh and Rampur Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh. Voting will proceed from 7 am to six pm. Each these seats fell vacant as a result of resignation of MPs from the state’s major opposition Samajwadi Party (SP), Akhilesh Yadav and Azam Khan, respectively, from the Lok Sabha after being elected to the meeting. State Chief Electoral Officer Ajay Kumar Shukla informed ‘PTI-Bhasha’ that the voting for the by-elections to Azamgarh and Rampur Lok Sabha seats will probably be held on June 23 from 7 am to six pm.

Azamgarh and Rampur Lok Sabha constituencies are thought-about to be sturdy strongholds of SP. Earlier than Akhilesh Yadav from Azamgarh seat, his father Mulayam Singh Yadav was an MP. Subsequently, the by-election of this seat is a query of status for the SP. Then again, Rampur has been the world of ​​affect of Azam Khan for a very long time and the celebration has entrusted the by-election of Rampur Lok Sabha seat to Khan. SP President Akhilesh Yadav didn’t take part in a single election rally. Speaking to reporters in Kannauj on Wednesday, he had claimed that his celebration was successful each these seats.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath addressed an election assembly in Rampur on the final day of campaigning. Earlier on Monday, he additionally addressed election conferences in Azamgarh. 1149 polling stations and 2176 polling locations have been arrange in Azamgarh, the place 1838000 voters will be capable to train their franchise. BJP has as soon as once more fielded Bhojpuri actor Dinesh Lal Yadav ‘Nirhua’ within the by-election on this seat. On the similar time, Samajwadi Party has made former MP Dharmendra Yadav its candidate from Badaun. Aside from this, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has guess on former MLA Shah Alam alias Guddu Jamali. Right here the principle competitors is believed to be between these three. By the best way, a complete of 13 candidates are attempting their luck on this by-election in Azamgarh.

The Azamgarh Lok Sabha constituency is dominated by Yadav and Muslim voters. Right here Yadav voters represent 21 % whereas Muslim voters represent 15 %. Aside from this, 20 % are Dalits and 18 % are non-Yadav voters from Different Backward Lessons.
Within the final Lok Sabha elections held within the 12 months 2019, SP and BSP contested in alliance and SP President Akhilesh Yadav defeated BJP candidate Dinesh Lal Yadav Nirhua by three lakh 61 thousand votes from right here.

There are greater than 17 lakh voters in Rampur Lok Sabha constituency. There are 50 % Hindu voters and about 49 % Muslim voters. Within the Lok Sabha elections held within the 12 months 2019, SP candidate Azam Khan defeated BJP candidate Jaya Prada by an enormous margin of 1 lakh 9 thousand 997 votes. Within the Rampur Lok Sabha by-election, there’s a direct contest between Asim Raja of SP and Ghanshyam Singh Lodhi of BJP. Lodhi was earlier near Azam Khan. He not too long ago joined BJP.

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