Lucknow, March 11: The Assembly Elections in Lucknow were held on February 19 in the third phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections 2017. As Uttar Pradesh is important for both Samajwadi Party and Bharatiya Janata Party, similarly its state capital – Lucknow – is also important for the parties contesting the polls. View Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election Results 2017 Also Read - Abnormal Goat Kid Born With Large Eye Socket on Its Forehead, People Flock to UP Village to See It

Lucknow has few Administrative districts and they are Lucknow, Hardoi, Lakhimpur, Hardoi, Raebareli, Sitapur and Unnao. The state capital has two Loksabha constituencies and they are Lucknow and Mohanlalganj. All political parties are trying to come to Lucknow, the helm of Uttar Pradesh. Bharatiya Janata Party left no stone unturned to return to power here. While Samajwadi Party -Congress alliance and Mayawati-led Bahujan Samajwadi party did their best to win the hearts of people of UP. Lucknow has 5  constituency seats East, West, Central, North and Cantt. Also Read - Living in Uttar Pradesh? Now Obtain License to Keep Liquor at Home | Read Govt's Latest Guidelines

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The key candidates who contested from Lucknow East here are Saroj Kumar Shukla from Bahujan Samaj Party, from All India Forward Bloc it was Akhilesh Kumar Singh, Ashutosh Tandan aka”Gopal Ji” from Bharatiya Janata Party, Anurag Singh from Congress, from Rashtriya Lok Dal it is Rohit Agarwal and Ratish Chandra Upadhyaya from Uttarakhand Kranti Dal.

Lucknow East has around  3.5 lakh registered voters. It comprises of 1.91 lakh males and around 1.64 lakh female registered voters. In 2012, the BJP won this constituency. Kalraj Mishra, the winning BJP candidate got 68,726 votes, beat  Juhie Singh of Samajwadi Party who secured 47,908 votes. The voter turnout was 53.13  per cent then.

In 2014 by-election was also won by the saffron party.

People of the Lucknow east constituency want political parties to create jobs, a report was published on this on February 15 by Hindustan Times. Apart from jobs, the people here want the conditions of roads to improve. Women safety and protection of senior citizens is a key issue for the people here.

Lucknow West:

The key candidates who fought elections from here are Suresh Kumar Shrivastav from Bharatiya Janata Party,  Armaan Khan from Bahujan Samaj Party, Mod Akram Khan from Communist party of India, from Rashtriya Lok Dal it was Pramod Singh Yadav and from Samajwadi Party, it was Mod Rehan. Armaan Khan of BSP has no criminal record against him and has contested elections for the first time.

In the 2012 elections, Mod Rehan of SP beat Suresh Kumar Shrivastav of the saffron party.

This constituency approximately ahs 3.87 lakh voters, out of which more than 2 lakh are males and around 1.76 lakh are female voters. The areas which fall under this constituency are not very well connected to the rest of the city, reported by Hindustan Times.

Power supply and unclean water are the prominent issues of Lucknow West constituency. (Also Read:  Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections 2017: Here’s why political parties shifted from development narrative to nasty rhetoric)

Lucknow North:

The key candidates who contested in this elections are Ajay Kumar Srivastava of Bahujan Samaj Party, Dr.Neeraj Bora of Bharatiya Janata Party, Abhishek Mishr of Samajwadi Party.

In 2012 elections, Abhishek Mishra of Samajwadi Party won against Dr.Neeraj Bora of Bharatiya Janata Party. The margin wasn’t really big. Mishra had secured 47,580 votes and Bora, who last times was fielded by Congress had secured 45,361 votes. As per Hindustan Times, the total male voters in this constituency are 29,8152 and female voters are 27,3346.

People here want good roads apart from beautification of monuments. Residents here had complained of water pipe lines, streetlights, roads and were also furious that no one paid a visit to the areas which fall under this constituency.

Lucknow Central:

The important candidates who contested from this constituency are Rajeev Srivastava of Bahujan Samaj Party, Brijesh Pathak of Bharatiya Janata Party, Abdul Maroof Khan Congress, Ramesh Chandra of Rashtriya Lok Dal, Shyam Sonkar of Shiv Sena, and Ravidas Mehrotra of Samajwadi Party.

In 2012, Ravidas Mehrotra of SP emerged as a winner and Vidya Sagar Gupta of BJP had taken the second spot. In 2007 and 2002 the election was won by Suresh Kumar Srivastava of the saffron party.

Lucknow Central is the heart of the city of Nawabs which has famous areas of the city like Hazratganj, Aminabad. This market is for the young souls, a shopping destination and attracts all who want to spend a good time.

This constituency is dealing with issues like power supply, water, traffic jams, garbage etc. Also Read: (Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election 2017 Results Predictions: Journalists Prannoy Roy, Rajdeep Sardesai, Barkha Dutt predict the outcome)

Lucknow Cantt:

The key candidates who fought from this constituency are Yogesh Dixit of Bahujan Samaj Party, Dr. Reeta Joshi of Bharatiya Janata Party, Virendra Kumar Shukla from Rashtriya Lok Dal, Kunwar Gaurav Upadhyay of Shiv Sena, and Aparna Yadav from Samajwadi Party.

Aparna Yadav is Samajwadi Party patron Mulayam Singh Yadav’s younger daughter-in-law and her the wife of Prateek Yadav, Mulayam’s second son.

In 2012, Prof. Rita Bahuguna Joshi who is a member of the saffron party now was then a part of Congress and had won. The second slot was sealed by Suresh Chandra Tiwari of BJP.

According to the Election Commission, Lucknow Cantt has 3,20,755 registered voters. It comprises 1,73,740 male and 1,46,998 female voters. The areas under this constituency are facing water problems, narrow lanes and stray animals, reported Indian Express.

Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election Exit Poll Results 2017:

Uttar Pradesh Exit Poll Results 2017 
Polling AgencyBJPSP- CongBSPOthers
Poll of Polls21512161 0-3
India Today-Axis26510035 –
News X MRC18512090 –
C-Voter16113587 –
ABP-CSDS17516366 –
Today’s Chanakya- News 242858827


Lucknow Assembly Election Results: Complete Winners List

ConstituencyLeading/Winning CandidateParty
Malihabd Jai Devi BJP
Bakshi Kaa TalabAvinash Trivedi BJP
Sarojini NagarSwati SinghBJP
Lucknow West Suresh Kumar Shrivastav BJP
Lucknow North Neeraj Bora BJP
Lucknow East Ashutosh Tandan “Gopal Ji” BJP
Lucknow CentralBrijesh Pathak BJP
Lucknow Cantt. Reeta Joshi BJP
Mohanlalganj Ambrish Singh Pushkar SP