Laksar Assembly Election 2017

Current Trends of Laksar

A keen contest between the Congress and BJP is on the cards for the coming 2017 assembly election to Laksar. In 2014 Lok Sabha general elections, the BJP candidate from Hardwar parliamentary seat, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank , had established a lead of 6438 votes over his nearest Congress rival Renuka Rawat in the Laksar assembly segment. .


Laksar Electoral History and Background

Presently Laksar is represented in the legislative assembly of Uttrakhand by BJP’s Sanjay Gupta who won the seat in 2012 by defeating Haji Taslim Ahmed of BSP by a margin of 10394 votes in a triangular contest. In that election to the seat while 25945 votes were received by Sanjay Gupta, the BSP candidate got 15551 votes and was followed by independent candidate Tahir Hasan who received 13042 votes. Ram Singh Saini, who entered the fray on behalf of the Congress, was relegated to the fourth place with 8001 votes.

Earlier Kuwar Pranav Singh Champion of Congress had won the seat in 2002 and 2007. Currently he is the sitting Congress MLA of Khanpur.

Located in the Hardwar district in Uttrakhand, Laksar assembly constituency is constituted by the areas covered by KC Laksar and Laksar N.A.C. of Laksar Tehsil.

Laksar is one of the fourteen assembly segments falling under the Lok Sabha constituency of Hardwar. Manglaur, Khanpur, Roorkee, Pirankaliyar, Jhabrera, Bhagwanpur, Jwalapur, B.H.E.L. Ranipur, Hardwar, Rishikesh, Doiwala, Dharampur and Hardwar are the other thirteen assembly constituencies within Hardwar parliamentary constituency.

In the 2012 assembly election to Laksar, a total electorate of 80150 was eligible to exercise their franchise in the assembly segment. Out of the total electors, 43599 were males and 36551 were females.