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

Name September 2017
Uttar Pradesh

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.

Name of Constituencies Winner Party
Saharanpur Raghav Lakhanpal BJP
Kairana Hukum Singh BJP
Muzaffarnagar Dr Sanjeev Kumar Balyan BJP
Bijnor Kunwar Bharatendra BJP
Nagina Dr Yashwant Singh BJP
Moradabad Kunwer Sarvesh Kumar BJP
Rampur Dr Nepal Singh BJP
Sambhal Satyapal Singh BJP
Amroha Kanwar Singh Tanwar BJP
Meerut Rajendra Agarwal BJP
Baghpat Dr Satya Pal Singh BJP
Ghaziabad V K Singh BJP
Gautam Buddha Nagar Dr Mahesh Sharma BJP
Bulandshahr Bhola Singh BJP
Aligarh Satish Kumar BJP
Hathras Rajesh Kumar Diwaker BJP
Mathura Hema Malini BJP
Agra Dr Ram Shankar Katheria BJP
Fatehpur Sikri Babu Lal BJP
Firozabad Akshay Yadav SP
Mainpuri Mulayam Singh Yadav SP
Etah Rajveer Singh (Raju Bhaiya) BJP
Badaun Dharmendra Yadav SP
Aonla Dharmendra Kumar BJP
Bareilly Santosh Kumar Gangwar BJP
Pilibhit Maneka Gandhi BJP
Shahjahanpur Krishna Raj BJP
Kheri Ajay BJP
Dhaurahra Rekha Verma BJP
Sitapur Rajesh Verma BJP
Hardoi Anshul Verma BJP
Misrikh Anju Bala BJP
Unnao Sakshi Maharaj BJP
Mohanlalganj Kaushal Kishore BJP
Lucknow Rajnath Singh BJP
Rae Bareli Sonia Gandhi CONG
Amethi Rahul Gandhi CONG
Sultanpur Varun Gandhi BJP
Pratapgarh Kuwar Harivansh Singh AD
Farrukhabad Mukesh Rajput BJP
Etawah Ashok Kumar Doharey BJP
Kannauj Dimpleyadav SP
Kanpur Murali Manohar Joshi BJP
Akbarpur Devendra SinghBhole Singh BJP
Jalaun Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma BJP
Jhansi Uma Bharti BJP
Hamirpur Kunwar Pushpendra Singh Chandel BJP
Banda Bhairon Prasad Mishra BJP
Fatehpur Niranjan Jyoti BJP
Kaushambi Vinod Kumar Sonkar BJP
Phulpur Keshav Prasad Maurya BJP
Allahabad Shyama Charan Gupta BJP
Barabanki Priyanka Singh Rawat BJP
Faizabad Lallu Singh BJP
Ambedkar Nagar Hariom BJP
Bahraich Sadhvi Savitri Bai Foole BJP
Kaiserganj Brij Bhusan Sharan Singh BJP
Shrawasti Daddan Mishra BJP
Gonda Kirti Vardhan Singh BJP
Domariyaganj Jagdambika Pal BJP
Basti Harish Chandra Alias Harish Dwivedi BJP
Sant Kabir Nagar Sharad Tripathi BJP
Maharajganj Pankaj BJP
Gorakhpur Adityanath BJP
Kushi Nagar Rajesh Pandey Urf Guddu BJP
Deoria Kalraj Mishra BJP
Bansgaon Kamlesh Paswan BJP
Lalganj Neelam BJP
Azamgarh Mulayam Singh Yadav SP
Ghosi Harinarayan Rajbhar BJP
Salempur Ravindra Kushawaha BJP
Ballia Bharat Singh BJP
Jaunpur Krishna Pratap ''K P '' BJP
Machhlishahr Ram Charitra Nishad BJP
Ghazipur Manoj Sinha BJP
Chandauli Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey BJP
Varanasi Narendra Modi BJP
Bhadohi Virendra Singh BJP
Mirzapur Anupriya Singh Patel AD
Robertsganj Chhotelal BJP

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Uttar Pradesh Elections News

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..

Amid speculation over Priyanka, BJP says Congress is confused

    Updated On : Jun 10,2016   5:44 pm
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Amid speculation over Priyanka Gandhi Vadra entering active politics during the crucial Uttar Pradesh assembly elections next year, the BJP on Friday said the Congress is a confused lot that cannot decide who would be its face in the state and who it should form an alliance with. View More..

With UP in mind, Muslims to float common front to take on 'communal forces' (Special to IANS)

    Updated On : Jun 08,2016   3:00 pm
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) Many Muslim leaders, worried about electoral marginalisation of the community, especially after the split in Muslim votes in Assam, have initiated a serious move to bring together all groups, sects and schools of thought under one platform to make the community of 160 million a strong political force. View More..

Ram Mandir not an issue in UP polls: Rajnath

    Updated On : May 27,2016   7:10 pm
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The BJP will not contest the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections next year on the Ram Mandir plank as it is not a political but cultural issue, union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday. View More..

Ram Mandir not an issue in UP polls: Rajnath

    Updated On : May 27,2016   4:58 pm
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The BJP will not contest the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections next year on the Ram Mandir plank as it is not a political but a cultural issue, union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday. View More..

Writers played into Congress' hands by returning awards: Mahesh Sharma (Interview: Two years of government)

    Updated On : May 26,2016   6:08 pm
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) As the Narendra Modi government completes two years in office, Mahesh Sharma, Minister for Culture and Tourism said that the 'award return' movement, one of the major controversies that rocked the government last year, was politically motivated to taint the nation and accused writers of colluding with the Congress party. View More..

After see-saw ride, BJP succeeds in breaking new ground (Two Years of Modi Government)

    Updated On : May 25,2016   3:50 pm
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) It has been a see-saw ride for the BJP since it formed an alliance government at the centre two years ago but victory in the Assam polls has helped it wrest back the political momentum it lost after deffeats in Delhi and Bihar. The victory has also helped the BJP emerge as a party with a noticeable pan-India presence while also brightening its prospects for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. View More..