Uttar Pradesh Elections


A legislative assembly election will be held in Uttarpradesh for the 403 seats by 7 phases from February 4 to March 8, 2017. The counting will be take place on March 11,2017. 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

Election Date Count Date
Phase-I Phase-II Phase-III Phase-IV Phase-V Phase-VI Phase-VII
Feb 11,2017 Feb 15,2017 Feb 19,2017 Feb 23,2017 Feb 27,2017 Mar 4,2017 Mar 8,2017 Mar 11


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Uttar Pradesh Elections News

CBI pays surprise visit to Delhi Secretariat, Sisodia cries foul (Roundup)

    Updated On : Jan 19,2017   9:36 pm
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) A day after it registered a preliminary inquiry against Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia to probe alleged irregularities in the 'Talk to AK' campaign, the CBI on Thursday paid a surprise visit to Delhi government's advertisement department. View More..

CBI scared of Manish Sisodia, says Kejriwal

    Updated On : Jan 19,2017   5:46 pm
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) A day after the CBI registered a preliminary inquiry against Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia to probe irregularities in the 'Talk to AK' campaign, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal claimed the agency is scared of the Deputy CM. View More..

SP-Congress alliance in UP, stage set for triangular contest (Roundup)

    Updated On : Jan 17,2017   7:16 pm
New Delhi/Lucknow, Jan 17 (IANS) Setting the stage for a triangular contest in Uttar Pradesh, the Congress on Tuesday said it will contest the assembly election along with the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party. View More..

BJP National Executive meet in Delhi from Friday

    Updated On : Jan 05,2017   8:16 pm
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) A two-day meeting of the BJP National Executive will begin here on Friday, nearly a month ahead of the start of assembly elections in five states. View More..

Why BJP loss would be only surprise of UP poll

    Updated On : Jan 04,2017   2:10 pm
Electorally, 2017 is billed as the year of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, with commentators arguing that this is a crucial election for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Indias most populous state. True to its billing, as elections were announced on January 4, 2017, the theatrics continue in the Samajwadi Party (SP), which rules Uttar Pradesh, over a father-son duel triggering a vertical split in the party. View More..

Rajnath against religion and caste in politics

    Updated On : Jan 03,2017   5:58 pm
New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said the BJP never indulged in polarizing politics and said politics should shun religion, caste and creed. View More..

Now Akhilesh camp claims 'cycle' symbol

    Updated On : Jan 03,2017   4:06 pm
New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's camp on Tuesday told the poll panel to allocate it the election symbol 'cycle', a day after party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav made the same claim. View More..

Modi must and should resign, says Trinamool

    Updated On : Dec 30,2016   12:50 pm
New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) With his self-imposed 50-day deadline ending on Friday, the Trinamool Congress asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to own up responsibility for the adverse effects of demonetisation and resign. View More..

Politically damaging for Modi if BJP loses in UP (Column: Political Circus)

    Updated On : Dec 24,2016   12:46 pm
Prime Minister Narendra Modi may hope to ride out the demonetisation storm because his opponents' lack credibility at the national level, apart from being divided, and because of the extraordinary patience of the ordinary people in accepting their inconvenience. View More..

Uma slams Mayawati for criticism of demonetisation

    Updated On : Nov 24,2016   1:24 pm
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Union Minister Uma Bharti on Thursday slammed BSP chief Mayawati for her criticism of the government's demonetisation survey and advised her to donate her money to the poor and marginalised. View More..

Priyanka Gandhi has not yet said yes to campaigning in UP, says Congress leader

    Updated On : Nov 19,2016   9:46 pm
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Congress party president Sonia Gandhi's daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has not yet given her consent to campaign in Uttar Pradesh, though the party is hopeful she will agree to their request, party Rajya Sabha MP and Uttar Pradesh Congress Campaign Committee chairman Sanjay Singh said on Saturday. View More..

Priyanka Gandhi has not yet said yes to campaign in UP, says Congress leader

    Updated On : Nov 19,2016   4:16 pm
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Congress party president Sonia Gandhi's daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has not yet given her consent to campaign in Uttar Pradesh, though the party is hopeful she will agree to their request, party Rajya Sabha MP and Uttar Pradesh Congress campaign committee chairman Sanjay Singh said on Saturday. View More..

Opposition steps up attack on Modi over demonetisation

    Updated On : Nov 10,2016   8:36 pm
Lucknow/New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) The opposition on Thursday stepped up attack on the Narendra Modi government over demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes. The Samajwadi Party dubbed the move as anarchist and hasty while the BSP said the country is facing "financial emergency". View More..

Kejriwal attacks Modi over currency spike

    Updated On : Nov 10,2016   4:22 pm
New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for demonetizing Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes and insisted this won't check corruption or black money. View More..

Janata Parivar veterans call for ceasefire in SP

    Updated On : Nov 07,2016   2:02 pm
Lucknow, Nov 7 (IANS) Worried that the continuing infighting will hit its prospects in the Uttar Pradesh elections, the erstwhile Janata Parivar wants an immediate ceasefire in the Samajwadi Party. View More..

Ready for any test, sure SP will return to power: Akhilesh

    Updated On : Nov 05,2016   4:26 pm
Lucknow, Nov 5 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday tried to crease over the differences in the ruling Samajwadi Party, saying there was no infighting and that they would "unitedly" fight the 2017 assembly elections on the SP symbol. View More..

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..