Saharanpur: BJP, Congress or SP — Who Will Win Fierce Triangular Battle? Key Facts
Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election 2022: The Saharanpur Assembly constituency is scheduled to go to the polls on February 14, 2022 and the counting of votes will be held on March 10.
Saharanpur Assembly Election 2022: Currently held by Congress’ Masood Akhtar, Saharanpur is one of the 403 constituencies of Uttar Pradesh that falls under the Saharanpur district. Saharanpur is one of the Muslim-majority constituencies in western Uttar Pradesh. In addition, a number of other settlements in the area are bi-religious. Both Hindus and Muslims have Tyagis, Jats, and Gujjars in their midst. As per the Election Commission data, Saharanpur has 2,76,294 registered voters. Of the total electorates, 1,51,768 are male and 1,24,509 are female registered voters.
Saharanpur Set For Triangular Battle
While the upcoming polls in Saharanpur are said to be a litmus test for Congress, the BJP and BSP are leaving no stones unturned in order to register a victory from the seat. In 2017, Masood Akhtar of Congress had won this seat by defeating Jagpal Singh from Bahujan Samaj Party with a margin of 12324 votes. In the 2012 Assembly elections, the BSP had won this constituency by 17,113 votes. Jagpal, the winning candidate had got 80,670 votes. The runner-up was Ch. Abdul Wahid of Congress who got 63,557 votes. The voter turnout was 73.80%. In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, BSP candidate Haji Fazlur Rehman had won from Saharanpur Lok Sabha (MP) Seat with a margin of 22417 votes by defeating Raghav Lakhanpal from Bharatiya Janata Party.
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Saharanpur: Key Candidates in Fray
- Jagpal Singh from BJP
- Aashu Malik from SP
- Ajab Singh Chaudhary from BSP
- Sandeep Rana from Congress
Saharanpur at Glance
- A city and a municipal corporation in Uttar Pradesh, Saharanpur is also the administrative headquarters of Saharanpur district.
- The city’s name was given after the Saint Shah Haroon Chishti.
- The city is famous for the temple of ‘Shakumbhri Devi’. Lakhs of pilgrims visit the temple during navratras.
- Saharanpur was declared as one among the 100 Smart Cities by MOUD as a part of Smart Cities Mission of the Central government.
- This year, the Saharanpur Assembly constituency is scheduled to go to the polls on February 14, 2022 in the second phase and the counting of votes will be held on March 10.
Saharanpur Constituency Watch
- Date of Polling: 14 February 2022
- Date of Counting: 10 March 2022
Results of Assembly Election 2017 in Saharanpur
|Candidate’s Name||Party||Level||Votes||Vote Rate %||Margin|
|Jagpal Singh||BSP||Runner Up||75,365||31.74%|
|Saad Ali Khan||IND||4th||10,950||4.61%|
|None Of The Above||NOTA||5th||968||0.41%|
Results of Previous Years in Saharanpur
Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election 2022
The EC had last month announced dates for assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh and said the Assembly election 2022 will be held from February 10 in seven phases. The counting of votes will take place on March 10.
In 2017, the assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh were held in seven phases wherein the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its allies had won 312 of the state’s 403 assembly constituencies. The major political parties this time in the fray include ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Samajwadi Party (SP), Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Indian National Congress, and debutant Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
- 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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