UP Assembly Elections 2017 Dates
|Phase||Date of Polling||No. of Constituencies|
|Phase I||Saturday, February 11, 2017||73|
|Phase II||Wednesday, February 15, 2017||67|
|Phase III||Sunday, February 19, 2017||69|
|Phase IV||Thursday, February 23, 2017||53|
|Phase V||Monday, February 27, 2017||52|
|Phase VI||Saturday, March 04, 2017||49|
|Phase VII||Wednesday, March 08, 2017||40|
|Date of Counting||Saturday, March 11, 2017|
|Date of Completion||Wednesday, March 15, 2017|
Uttar Pradesh (UP) Assembly Elections 2017Since the announcement of elections in Uttar Pradesh, the political activity is gathering steam. The state is witnessing a triangular contest. The ruling Samajwadi Party has forged an alliance with the Congress. The Congress party had earlier declared Sheila Dixit as its chief ministerial candidate and then withdrew after it sealed the alliance with the Congress.
The elections in Uttar Pradesh have been distributed in seven phases beginning February 11, the first phase. The second phase voting would be held on February 15, third phase voting would be on 19. Voting for the fourth and fifth phase would be held on February 23 and February 27 respectively. Sixth and seventh phase voting would be held on March 4 and March 8 respectively. Votes would be counted on March 11 along with other four states of Punjab, Goa, Uttarakhand and Manipur.
Mayawati who is again thinking of coming back to power with Dalit and Muslim votes have given good number of tickets to Muslims along with Dalits but the road to Lucknow may not be an easy one as the Muslim votes are likely to split. She is also banking upon the anti-incumbency factor of the present SP government and feud in the Samajwadi Party which may work to her advantage. In the last elections held in 2012 BSP secured only 80 seats and became the second largest party though falling way back from the winner Samajwadi Party which secured an absolute majority with 224 seats.
The third main contender in the state is the BJP which is upbeat after forming a government at the center and relying on the charisma of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It did not have an impressive show in the last elections and garnered only 47 seats, four down from the previous tally of 51.
UP Fourth Phase Election 2017The fourth phase of Uttar Pradesh election saw voting in 53 constituencies spread over 12 districts of eastern UP including Raebareli from where Sonia Gandhi is the Member of Parliament. Around 61 percent voting was held in Uttar Pradesh in the fourth phase. The voting was by and large peaceful but stray incidents were reported from some places. In Mahoba three persons were injured in a gunfire which took place during the clash of SP and BSP workers.
In the same constituencies in the 2012 elections Samajwadi Party had won 24 and BSP had won 15 seats. Congress had won six while BJP was winner in five seats.
26 candidates contested from Allahabad North, highest in the phase while only six candidates were in fray in Khaga (Fatehpur), Manjhanpur (Kaushambi) and Kunda (Pratapgarh). The results would be out on March 11.
UP Third Phase Election 2017The high octane political battle for the phase three ended on Sunday the 19th February. Around 61.16 percent voting was held in Uttar Pradesh in the third phase. It was held in the 12 districts over which the Samajwadi Party has a sway. A total of 69 constituencies went to polls in 12 districts of Farrukhabad, Hardoi, Kannauj, Mainpuri, Etawah, Auraiya, Kanpur Dehat, Kanpur Nagar, Unnao, Lucknow, Barabanki, Sitapur.
During the third phase, the Election machinery was also on the toes to make arrangements for 24 million voters. Back in 2012 these 69 constituencies polled 59.75%. This time also the final figure hovers around the same number. The voting percentage in the first and second phases this time has been 64.22% and 65.16% votes.
UP Second Phase Election 2017The voting ended peacefully in 11 districts that went to poll in the second phase of Uttar Pradesh elections.Around 65.5 percent voting was held in Uttar Pradesh in the second phase. It was higher than the voting percentage of phase one. A total of 63 constituencies went to polls in 11 districts of Saharanpur, Bijnor, Moradabad, Sambhal, Rampur, Bareilly, Amroha, Pilibhit, Kheri, Shahjahanpur and Badaun.
In the last election in 2012 Samajwadi party had won 34 sets while BSP won 18 and congress three. BJP did not win any of these seats. These seats have sizable Muslim votes and Muslims are traditional supporters of Samajwadi Party. BSP also hopes to woo the Muslim voters and has given almost 50% of its tickets to Muslim voters. BJP is hoping to make a killing if the Muslim vote is divided amongst SP and BSP giving it an advantage.
UP First Phase Election 2017The first phase of voting in Uttar Pradesh was held on February 11. This marked the end of first phase of polling in 73 constituencies. The first phase saw a voting of 64.22 percent, slightly better than last time. The 73 constituency spread in 15 districts of western UP went to poll in the first phase. Around 2.59 crore voters exercised their franchise to select their representative from among 839 candidates in the most populous state of Uttar Pradesh. Etah recorded 73 per cent turnout, Muzaffarnagar 65 per cent, Bulandshahr 64 per cent, Noida 60 per cent and Ghaziabad 57 per cent, T Venkatesh said.
CM candidates and opinion poll outcomesThe chief ministerial candidate of Samajwadi Party is incumbent Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav and that of Bahujan Samaj Party is Mayawati. the BJP is yet to declare its own. Opinion polls have been divided on the poll outcome so far. While some say that the BJP is going to win convincingly, some others say that the BSP has a strong chance of dethroning the ruling SP in the coming assembly elections.
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Issues of the stateThere are a number of issues facing the state of Uttar Pradesh today among which the law and order situation is most critical. However, matters of caste and religion tend to take away the spotlight from core issues in the run-up to every assembly election in this state. Uttar Pradesh has a very high incidence of poverty with more than 29.4 % of its population living below poverty line. The average household income is almost half of the national average. The quality of basic infrastructure such as education, power supply, roadways is deplorable and corruption is the prime reason for such sad state of affairs. This is also pushing the state further into poverty.
About Uttar Pradesh Elections
Some recent prominent politicians of the state are the former Chief Minister of the state, Shri Mulayam Singh Yadav of the SP , who has also served as the Defense Minister of the country and Shri Kanshi Ram , the founder of the Bahujan Samaj party. Shri Atal Behari Vajpayee, the 10th Prime Minister of India represented Lucknow, the capital of UP, in the Lok sabha Smt Sonia Gandhi, Shri Rahul Gandhi, , Dr Murali Manohar Joshi (BJP), Smt Menaka Gandhi are all Lok Sabha MPs from the state.
Uttar Pradesh LegislatureThe state is one of the few in the country which has a bicameral legislature with two houses -the lower and the upper. The lower house is the Vidhan Sabha or the State Legislative Assembly and the Upper house is called the Vidhan Parishad or the Legislative council. The Vidhan Sabha had 431 members till 1967, but now the Vidhan Sabha consists of 403 directly elected members and one nominated member from the Anglo-Indian community. The Vidhan Parishad has 100 members.
Uttar Pradesh Political Parties
|The main political parties in the state are|
|The Indian National Congress||The Bharatiya Janata party||The Bahujan Samaj Party|
|The Samajwadi Party||The Communist party of India||Rashtriya Lok Dal|
Constituencies In Uttar PradeshUttar Pradesh has 80 parliamentary constituencies out of which 17 are reserved for a candidate belonging to scheduled caste. The state has 403 legislative assembly constituencies out of which 85 are reserved for a candidate belonging to scheduled caste.
State Legislative Assembly (Vidhan Sabha)The last Vidhan Sabha election was held in March 2012. The poll was held in seven phases. The total number of political parties- national, state and registered (unrecognized)- which participated in the Vidhan Sabha election was 222. The number of contestants in the fray was 6839. The number of electors was 127492836. The number of electors who voted was 75725793, which was 59.40% or the total number of electors.
The Bahujan samaj party won 80 seats, the BJP won 47 seats, the Nationalist Congress Party won 1 seat, the INC won 28, Rashtriya Lok Dal won 9 seats, and the Samajwadi Party won 224 seats. Samajwadi party formed the government with Shri Akhilesh Yadav as the Chief Minister.
The Speaker of the state legislative assembly is Shri Mata Prasad Pandey. The Leader of the Opposition is Shri Swami Prasad Maurya of the Bahujan Samaj Party.
State Legislative Council (Vidhan Parishad)The Vidhan Parishad is a permanent house of 100 members. The members are elected or nominated for six years and one sixth of them retire every two years. Out of the 100 Legislative Council members, 10 are nominated by the Governor. The rest are elected by various electoral colleges in the state such as those of the Vidhan Sabha members, local bodies, teachers and graduates.
Some of the current Vidhan Parishad members are Shri Parmeshwar Lal (BSP), Shri Jitendra Yadav(BSP), Shri R S Kushwaha(BSP), Shri Akshay Pratap Singh (SP), and Shri Dinesh Pratap Singh (INC).
Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election Results:
List of Chief Ministers of Uttar Pradesh
|S. No.||Chief Minister||From||To||Party Name|
|1||Akhilesh Yadav||Mar 15, 2012||Present||SP|
|2||Mayawati||May 13, 2007||Mar 7, 2012||BSP|
|3||Mulayam Singh Yadav||Aug 29, 2003||May 13, 2007||SP|
|4||Mayawati||May 3, 2002||Aug 29, 2003||BSP|
|5||President's rule||Mar 8, 2002||May 3, 2002|
|6||Rajnath Singh||Oct 28, 2000||Mar 8, 2002||BJP|
|7||Ram Prakash Gupta||Nov 12, 1999||Oct 28, 2000||BJP|
|8||Kalyan Singh||Sep 21, 1997||Nov 12, 1999||BJP|
|9||Mayawati||Mar 21, 1997||Sep 21, 1997||BSP|
|10||President's rule||Oct 17, 1996||Mar 21, 1997|
|11||President's rule||Oct 18, 1995||Oct 17, 1996|
|12||Mayawati||Jun 3, 1995||Oct 18, 1995||BSP|
|13||Mulayam Singh Yadav||Dec 4, 1993||Jun 3, 1995||SP|
|14||President's rule||Dec 6, 1992||Dec 4, 1993|
|15||Kalyan Singh||Jun 24, 1991||Dec 6, 1992||BJP|
|16||Mulayam Singh Yadav||Dec 5, 1989||Jun 24, 1991||JD|
|17||N. D. Tiwari||Jun 25, 1988||Dec 5, 1989||INC|
|18||Vir Bahadur Singh||Sep 24, 1985||Jun 24, 1988||INC|
|19||N. D. Tiwari||Mar 11, 1985||Sep 24, 1985||INC|
|20||N. D. Tiwari||Aug 3, 1984||Mar 10, 1985||INC|
|21||Sripati Mishra||Jul 19, 1982||Aug 2, 1984||INC|
|22||V. P. Singh||Jun 9, 1980||Jul 18, 1982||INC|
|23||President's rule||Feb 17, 1980||Jun 9, 1980|
|24||Banarsi Das||Feb 28, 1979||Feb 17, 1980||JP|
|25||Ram Naresh Yadav||Jun 23, 1977||Feb 27, 1979||JP|
|26||President's rule||Apr 30, 1977||Jun 23, 1977|
|27||N. D. Tiwari||Jan 21, 1976||Apr 30, 1977||INC|
|28||President's rule||Nov 30, 1975||Jan 21, 1976|
|29||Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna||Mar 5, 1974||Nov 29, 1975||INC|
|30||Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna||Nov 8, 1973||Mar 4, 1974||INC|
|31||President's rule||Jun 12, 1973||Nov 8, 1973|
|32||Kamlapati Tripathi||Apr 4, 1971||Jun 12, 1973||INC|
|33||Tribhuvana Narayana Singh||Oct 18, 1970||Apr 3, 1971||INC|
|34||President's rule||Oct 1, 1970||Oct 18, 1970|
|35||Charan Singh||Feb 18, 1970||Oct 1, 1970||BKD|
|36||Chandra Bhanu Gupta||Feb 26, 1969||Feb 17, 1970||INC|
|37||President's rule||Feb 25, 1968||Feb 26, 1969|
|38||Charan Singh||Apr 3, 1967||Feb 25, 1968||BKD|
|39||Chandra Bhanu Gupta||Mar 14, 1967||Apr 2, 1967||INC|
|40||Sucheta Kriplani Mendhwal||Oct 2, 1963||Mar 13, 1967||INC|
|41||Chandra Bhanu Gupta||Mar 14, 1962||Oct 1, 1963||INC|
|42||Chandra Bhanu Gupta||Dec 7, 1960||Mar 14, 1962||INC|
|43||Sampurnanand||Apr 10, 1957||Dec 6, 1960||INC|
|44||Sampurnanand||Dec 28, 1954||Apr 9, 1957||INC|
|45||Govind Ballabh Pant||May 20, 1952||Dec 27, 1954||INC|
|46||Govind Ballabh Pant||Jan 26, 1950||May 20, 1952||INC|
List of Governors of Uttar Pradesh
|S.No.||Name of Governor||From||To|
|1||Ram Naik||Jul 14, 2014||Present|
|2||Aziz Qureshi||Jun 17, 2014||Jul 14, 2014|
|3||Sri B. L. Joshi||Jul 28, 2009||Jun 17, 2014|
|4||Sri T.V.Rajeshwar||Jul 8, 2004||Jul 27, 2009|
|5||Sri Sudarshan Agarwal||Jul 3, 2004||Jul 7, 2004|
|6||Sri Vishnukant Shastri||Nov 24, 2000||Jul 2, 2004|
|7||Sri Suraj Bhan||Apr 20, 1998||Nov 23, 2000|
|8||Sri Mohammed Safi Quraishi||Mar 17, 1998||Apr 19, 1998|
|9||Sri Romesh Bhandari||Sep 19, 1996||Mar 16, 1998|
|10||Sri Mohammed Safi Quraishi||May 3, 1996||Sep 18, 1996|
|11||Sri Motilal Vohra||May 27, 1993||May 2, 1995|
|12||Sri B.Satyanaraya Reddy||Feb 12, 1990||May 26, 1993|
|13||Sri Mohammed Usman Arif||Mar 31, 1985||Feb 11, 1990|
|14||Sri Chandeshwar Prasad Narain Singh||Feb 28, 1980||Mar 31, 1985|
|15||Sri Ganpatrao Devji Tapase||Oct 2, 1977||Feb 27, 1980|
|16||Dr.Marri Channa Reddy||Oct 25, 1974||Oct 1, 1977|
|17||Sri Akbar Ali Khan||Nov 14, 1972||Oct 24, 1974|
|18||Sri Shashi Kanta Verma (Acting)||Jul 1, 1972||Nov 13, 1972|
|19||Dr. Bezwada Gopala Reddi||May 1, 1967||Jun 30, 1972|
|20||Sri Biswanath Das||Apr 16, 1962||Apr 30, 1967|
|21||Dr. Burugula Ramakrishna Rao||Jul 1, 1960||Apr 15, 1962|
|22||Sri Varahagiri Venkata Giri||Jun 10, 1957||Jun 30, 1960|
|23||Sri Kanaiyalal Maneklal Munshi||Jun 2, 1952||Jun 9, 1957|
|24||Sri Hormasji Peroshaw Mody||Jan 28, 1950||Jun 1, 1952|
Cabinet Ministers of Uttar Pradesh
|Ministries||Name of Minister|
|Chief Minister||Shri Akhilesh Yadav|
|Food and Civil Supplies||Shri Raghuraj Pratap Singh|
|Public Works Department, Irrigation, Co-operative, Flood Control, Land Development & Water Resources, Waste Land Development, Irrigation (Mechanical),Revenue, Disaster & Rehabilitation and Public Service Management||Shri Shivpal Singh Yadav|
|Medical & Health, Family Welfare, Women and Child Welfare||Shri Ahmad Hasan|
|Stamp and Court Fees, Registration, Civil Defence||Shri Raja Mahendra Aridaman Singh|
|Jail||Shri Balram Yadav|
|Social Welfare, SC & ST Welfare, Sainik Welfare||Shri Awadhesh Prasad|
|Tourism||Shri Om Prakash Singh|
|Child Development and Nutrition, Basic Education||Shri Ram Govind Chaudhary|
|Transport||Shri Durga Prasad Yadav|
|Homeguards, Prantiya Raksha Dal||Shri Brahma Shankar Tripathi|
|Minor Irrigation, Animal Husbandry||Shri Raj Kishor Singh|
|Textile and Sericulture Industries||Shri Shiv Kumar Beria|
|Horticulture and Food Rrocessing||Shri Paras Nath Yadav|
|Backward Class Welfare, Handicapped Welfare||Shri Ambika Chaudhari|
|Khadi and Village Industries||Shri Narad Rai|
|Panchayati Raj||Shri Kailash|
|Dairy Development||Shri Rammurti Verma|
|Parliamentary Affairs, Muslim Waqf, Urban Development, Water Supplies, Urban Employment & Poverty Alleviation, overall Urban Development, Minority Welfare & Haj||Mohd. Azam Khan|
|Political Pension||Shri Rajendra Choudhary|
|Science and Technology||Shri Manoj Kumar Pandey|
|Mining and Minerals||Shri Gayatri Prasad Prajapati|
|Technical Education||Shri Shivakant Ojha|
|Fishries, Public Enterprises||Shri Iqbal Mahmood|
|Secondary Education||Shri Mahboob Ali|
|Labour, Employment||Shri Shahid Manzoor|
Rajya Sabha Members From Uttar Pradesh
|Name||Party Name||Name||Party Name|
|Shri Mohammed Adeeb||IND & OTH||Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi||BJP|
|Shri Naresh Agrawal||SP||Shri Brajesh Pathak||BSP|
|Shri Munquad Ali||BSP||Smt. Kusum Rai||BJP|
|Shri Salim Ansari||BSP||Shri Amar Singh||SP|
|Smt. Jaya Bachchan||SP||Shri Rajaram||BSP|
|Prof. S.P.Singh Baghel||BSP||Shri Rajpal Singh Saini||BSP|
|Dr. Akhilesh Das Gupta||BSP||Chaudhary Munabbar Saleem||SP|
|Shri Jugul Kishore||BSP||Shri Kapil Sibal||INC|
|Shri Avtar Singh Karimpuri||BSP||Shri Arvind Kumar Singh||SP|
|Shri Narendra Kumar Kashyap||BSP||Shri Mohan Singh||SP|
|Shri Vinay Katiyar||BSP||Shri Veer Singh||BSP|
|Shri Brijlal Khabri||BSP||Shri Amar Singh||IND & OTH|
|Shri Rasheed Masood||INC||Shri Alok Tiwari||SP|
|Km. Mayawati||BSP||Prof. Ram Gopal Yadav||SP|
|Shri Satish Chandra Misra||BSP||Shri Darshan Singh Yadav||SP|
|Shri Kiranmay Nanda||SP|
Uttar Pradesh Lok Sabha Election Summary 2014
Uttar Pradesh, the country's fifth largest state in area, is the most populous in the country. The state has the largest number of members in the Indian parliament and so the election results in UP often decides the fate of the government at the center. As many as five Prime Ministers of the country have been from the state. It is for this reason a very important state with respect to Indian politics. The state is represented In the Indian Parliament by 80 directly elected members in the Lok Sabha and by 30 members.