- Akhilesh Yadav will contest from Karhal assembly constituency of Mainpuri
- Akhilesh Yadav will contest assembly elections for the first time
- Assembly elections will be held in 7 phases in UP
Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Sabha Election 2022: Political agitation has increased regarding the assembly elections to be held in Uttar Pradesh (Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Sabha Election 2022). Samajwadi Party (SP) President Akhilesh Yadav will contest from Karhal seat in Mainpuri district in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. He will contest the assembly elections for the first time. SP national spokesperson Ashutosh Verma said on Thursday that Akhilesh will be the party’s candidate from Mainpuri’s Karhal seat. Akhilesh is currently the MP from Azamgarh. He will contest the assembly elections for the first time. Earlier, there was speculation about him contesting from an assembly seat in his own parliamentary constituency.
According to party sources, the Mainpuri unit of the SP had on Thursday offered the SP chief to contest from the Karhal seat, which he accepted. The Karhal assembly seat has been occupied by the Samajwadi Party seven times. Despite the BJP wave in the 2017 assembly elections, SP candidate Sobran Yadav got more than one lakh votes and defeated his nearest rival Prem Shakya by more than 38,000 votes. The BJP won from this seat for the last time in 2002, about 20 years ago. Sobran Yadav was the BJP candidate at that time.
It is worth noting that Akhilesh’s father, SP founder Mulayam Singh Yadav, is currently an MP from Mainpuri. He has been elected MP from here for the fifth time. For the last nine times, only SP MP has been elected from Mainpuri seat. Mulayam is closely related to Karhal. He had received education from Jain Inter College here and he was also a teacher here. Yadav voters dominate the Karhal seat. Here the population of this community is 28 percent. Apart from this, the share of Scheduled Castes in this area is 16 percent, Thakurs 13 percent, Brahmins 12 percent and Muslim voters 5 percent.
On Akhilesh’s announcement of contesting from Karhal seat, BJP said, “If the SP President considers Karhal as a safe seat for himself, then this misunderstanding will be cleared in the upcoming assembly elections.” BJP state spokesperson Rakesh Tripathi said, “If Akhilesh feels that Karhal is a safe seat for him, then it is his misunderstanding, which will be cleared in the assembly elections. Won from Mainpuri Lok Sabha seat. This time BJP will puncture the cycle in Karhal so that it cannot reach Lucknow via Expressway. Voting for Karhal seat will be held in the third phase on February 20. Akhilesh will contest the assembly elections for the first time. Earlier, when he was the Chief Minister, he was elected a member of the Legislative Council.
Assembly elections will be held in seven phases in UP
Let us inform that this time in Uttar Pradesh, 403 assembly seats will go to polls in seven phases and the counting of votes will take place on March 10. The assembly elections in UP will begin on February 10 with voting for 58 seats in 11 districts in the western part of the state. On February 14, 55 seats in the second phase, 59 seats in the third phase on February 20, 60 seats in the fourth phase on February 23, 60 seats in the fifth phase on February 27, 57 seats in the sixth phase on March 3 and Voting will be held in 54 seats in the seventh and final phase on March 7.
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