Hathras: Is BJP On Strong Ground To Retain Power In UP’s Most Discussed Seat Amid ‘Missing’ BSP?
Hathras is an assembly constituency in Uttar Pradesh. In 2017, Hari Shankar Mahor of Bharatiya Janata Party won the seat by defeating Braj Mohan Rahi from Bahujan Samaj Party with a margin of 70,661 votes.
Hathras Assembly Constituency: Hathras is an assembly constituency in Uttar Pradesh. Hathras has three assembly constituencies in the district. Two of them were won by Bharatiya Janata Party and one by Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) candidate Ramveer Upadhyay in the 2017 elections. Hathras comes under Hathras district of Uttar Pradesh State. In 2017, Hari Shankar Mahor of Bharatiya Janata Party won the seat by defeating Braj Mohan Rahi from Bahujan Samaj Party with a margin of 70,661 votes.
The BJP has fielded a woman candidate from the seat. Anjula Mahaur, who is fighting her first Assembly election is a dalit herself. Mahaur is the former Mayor of Agra, co-incharge of the women’s morcha of UP BJP and has been in-charge of Hathras district earlier. The Congress had earlier offered the Hathras ticket to 19-year-old Hathras victim’s family, which they later turned down. As of now the grand old party has not fielded anyone from the seat.
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The Battleground: A one-on-one fight
As the battle for Uttar Pradesh gets intense, the Samajwadi Party and the incumbent BJP government are leaving no stone unturned in reaching out to the masses to retain power in the seat. It is also seen that the lack of participation on the ground by BSP and Congress has diverted all the attention towards the SP campaign, which according to many is perceived as the sole contender against the BJP.
Hathras Key Candidates:
BJP Candidate: Anjula Mahor
SP Candidate: Brij Mohan
BSP Candidate: Sanjiv Kumar Kaka
Congress Candidate: Not Known
Hathras Impt Dates:
Date of Polling: Sunday, 20 February 2022
Date of Counting: Thursday, 10 March 2022
Hathras at a glance:
For the last one year, Hathras district of Uttar Pradesh has been the center of discussion all over the country. Here in September 2020, a case of gang-rape with a Dalit girl came to light. The incident grabbed a lot of attention. Seeing this issue dominated the politics of the country. Even today, the leaders of opposition parties target the Yogi government over the Hathras incident.
- Area: 1800.1q. Km.
- Population: 15,64,708
- Language: Hindi
- Village: 683
- Male: 8,36,127
- Female: 7,28,581
HATHRAS ASSEMBLY ELECTION RESULTS (2017)
|Candidate’s Name||Party||Level||Votes||Vote Rate %||Margin|
|Hari Shankar Mahor||BJP||Winner||133,840||56.10%||70,661|
|Braj Mohan Rahi||BSP||Runner Up||63,179||26.48%|
|Rajesh Raj Jeevan||INC||3rd||27,301||11.44%|
|Genda Lal Chaudhary||RLD||5th||3,616||1.52%|
|None Of The Above||NOTA||6th||1,256||0.53%|
|Har Swroop Mahaur||IND||8th||712||0.30%|
|Chataule Munshiram Nekram||IND||9th||511||0.21%|
|Netrapal Singh||SJP (CH)||13th||310||0.13%|
UP Elections 2022
For the 403-member Uttar Pradesh Assembly, the elections will take place in seven phases from February 10 to March 7. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Samajwadi Party (SP), Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Indian National Congress, and debutant Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) are the dominant players in the state.
Phase-wise polling dates
- 1st Phase: February 10
- 2nd Phase: February 14
- 3rd Phase: February 20
- 4th Phase: February 23
- 5th Phase: February 27
- 6th Phase: March 3
- 7th Phase: March 7
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