Uttar Pradesh Elections

A legislative assembly election for Uttarpradesh will be held in 2017 for the 403 seats. The election dates are yet to be announced. In the previous Assembly election in 2012, the Samajwadi Party won a majority and formed government under Akhilesh Yadav leadership. Forthcoming Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh are said to be close contest between two major parties of Uttarpradesh Bahujan Samaj Party and Bharatiya Janata Party.

Samajwadi Party released its first candidate list of 142 contestants for Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections 2017 on 28 March 2016. Congress declared Sheila Dikshit as it CM Candidate for 2017 elections. Sheila Dikshit was a former Chief Minister of Captial New Delhi. BJP is trying to get Dalits votes.

On every election in Uttarpradesh caste and Religion will play the key reasons for voters.

Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election Schedule 2017

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Uttar Pradesh Lok Sabha Constituencies Schedule and Results 2016


The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) made a stunning comeback in Uttar Pradesh as it surged ahead in 67 of the total 80 Lok Sabha seats in Friday's vote count in the state.

The party has gained unassailable in most of the constituencies and its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi led Aam Aadmi Party's chief Arvind kejriwal in Varanasi by more than 100,000 votes, officials said.

There are 80 Parliamentary constituencies in Uttar Pradesh. There are 15 constituencies that are reserved for the Scheduled caste in Uttar Pradesh They are; Bulandshahr , Hathras, Agra, Shahjahanpur Hardoi , Misrikh, Mohanlalganj, Etawah, Jalaun, Kaushambi, Barabanki, Bahraich, Bansgaon, Lalganj, Robertsganj.

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Uttar Pradesh Elections News

Rahul to become Congress chief soon: Soni

    Updated On : Oct 25,2016   7:18 pm
Shimla, Oct 25 (IANS) Rahul Gandhi will soon become the Congress party President, party leader Ambika Soni said on Tuesday. View More..

SP to fight election under Mulayam's leadership: Shivpal

    Updated On : Oct 23,2016   3:00 pm
Lucknow, Oct 23 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party will contest the Uttar Pradesh elections under the leadership of its leader Mulayam Singh Yadav, sacked cabinet minister Shivpal Singh Yadav announced on Sunday. View More..

Some people are intolerant towards Ram, says BJP

    Updated On : Oct 20,2016   7:46 pm
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Calling it "height of intolerance", the BJP on Thursday said that anything related to Lord Ram is seen as communal, even though it is a matter of faith and not politics. View More..

UP leader Obaidullah Azmi rejoins Congress

    Updated On : Oct 16,2016   7:30 pm
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Former Nationalist Congress Party leader Obaidullah Khan Azmi on Sunday rejoined the Congress, which said his presence will benefit the party in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh. View More..

Mulayam stumps Akhilesh, says legislators to pick next CM

    Updated On : Oct 14,2016   9:18 pm
Lucknow, Oct 14 (IANS) Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Friday said the party's legislators after the Uttar Pradesh elections will pick the new Chief Minister, in a clear indication that his son and incumbent Akhilesh won't be the face of the party in the polls. View More..

Rahul crossed limits with his 'dalali' remark: Amit Shah

    Updated On : Oct 07,2016   4:08 pm
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah on Friday launched a scathing attack on Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi over his "dalali" remark targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and said with it he has crossed all limits. View More..

Government can facilitate talks on Ram Temple: Amit Shah

    Updated On : Sep 16,2016   10:28 pm
Lucknow, Sep 16 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Friday said that the government would facilitate talks on the Ram Temple if both sides agree to come to the table. View More..

Congress stands by Rahul, says battle will decide who is a true Hindu

    Updated On : Sep 01,2016   8:08 pm
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Defending party Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on his comments on the RSS, the Congress said on Thursday this was a "battle of principles" for him that would eventually decide "who is a true Hindu". View More..

Key elections are near: Kashmir, Pakistan can wait (Special to IANS)

    Updated On : Aug 20,2016   10:58 am
Kashmir is ablaze and relations with Pakistan are at a low. Consequently, the communal cauldron is on a slow simmer. The gas can always be turned on for it to bubble over. All of this is not without purpose. View More..

Sonia Gandhi: Autumn of the matriarch (Column: Political Circus)

    Updated On : Jul 30,2016   1:08 pm
Even as Sonia Gandhi prepares to pass the baton to her children in the run-up to the Uttar Pradesh elections, it is obvious that she is not only opting for semi-retirement a few years too early but also that she is leaving the Congress in more of a derelict state than ever before in its 131 years. View More..

RJD won't contest UP assembly polls

    Updated On : Jul 26,2016   1:42 pm
Patna, July 26 (IANS) RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Tuesday said his party won't contest the assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh and hinted he may support the ruling Samajwadi Party. View More..

'Gau rakshaks' have brought shame to India (Column: Political Circus)

    Updated On : Jul 23,2016   10:26 am
The decades-old reputation of the Jana Sangh and its successor, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), as a Brahmin-Bania party has been reinforced by a series of recent events. View More..

If BJP has Amit Shah, Congress has Ghulam Nabi Azad: Sheila Dikshit

    Updated On : Jul 18,2016   9:26 pm
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, who has been projected as the Congress' chief ministerial candidate for the Uttar Pradesh elections, on Monday described Ghulam Nabi Azad as the Amit Shah of Congress. View More..

Priyanka should campaign in UP: Sheila Dikshit

    Updated On : Jul 18,2016   8:38 pm
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, who has been projected as the Congress' chief ministerial candidate for Uttar Pradesh elections, on Monday said that Priyanka Gandhi Vadra should campaign in the state and the party would "benefit from it". View More..

RSS holds three-day meet in Kanpur

    Updated On : Jul 11,2016   5:54 pm
Kanpur, July 11 (IANS) A three-day high-level meeting of the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) opened here on Monday, and informed sources said a key topic of discussion will be the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls. View More..

I am daughter-in-law of UP, ready for any role: Sheila Dikshit

    Updated On : Jul 05,2016   5:22 pm
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Tuesday declared she "was the daughter-in-law of Uttar Pradesh and willing to take up any role" offered to her by the Congress high command for the upcoming state assembly elections. View More..

Mixed reactions to Owaisi's offer of legal aid to IS suspects

    Updated On : Jul 02,2016   8:58 pm
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi's offer of legal aid to five Islamic State (IS) suspects arrested from Hyderabad has evoked mixed political reactions, with the Congress on Saturday supporting the move while the BJP termed it "height of vote-bank politics". View More..

Modi in control, turns focus from Hindutva to development (Column: Political Circus)

    Updated On : Jul 02,2016   4:02 pm
It has taken two years but, finally, Narendra Modi appears to have found his feet. In a recent interview, he demonstrated his grip on the situation by covering wide areas of national and international affairs. The earlier silences on crucial issues such as the rampages of saffron mobs and the snide attacks on selected targets by self-appointed saviours of the nation are no longer in evidence. View More..

Kairana was raised to decide theme for UP polls, alleges Congress

    Updated On : Jun 17,2016   7:58 pm
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The Congress on Friday alleged that the BJP was stoking the issue of migration from Kairana to decide its "theme" for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh elections. View More..

'Lack of opportunities, facilities behind Kairana exodus'

    Updated On : Jun 17,2016   7:40 pm
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Lack of opportunities and proper facilities -- and not the fear of a "particular community" as alleged by the BJP -- is what has been driving several families out of western Uttar Pradesh towns Kairana and Kandhala, a group of opposition MPs that visited the two towns a day before said here on Friday. View More..