Azamgarh Lok Sabha Election SummaryAzamgarh is one of the eastern constituencies of the state of Uttar Pradesh. The district, in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, saw a contest among the Samajwadi Party's candidate Mulayam Singh Yadav, Bahujan Samaj Party's candidate Shah Alam, BJP's candidate Shri Ramakant Yadav, Congress' Arvind Jaiswal and AAP's Rajesh Yadav.
And it was Mulayam Singh Yadav who emerged as the winner of the Azamgarh Lok Sabha seat.
Samajwadi Party's candidate Mulayam Singh Yadav won the election by a resounding 340306 votes, defeating Ramakant Yadav by a margin of 63204 votes. In third place, Shah Alam won a total of 266528 votes.
Ramakant Yadav has been in power in this area ever since 1999, however he switched from SP to BSP and finally to BJP in the year 2009.
Ramakant Yadav, contesting on a BJP ticket, was declared the winner in 2009. He received a total number of 2,47,648 comprising 35.13% of the total valid votes of 7,04,863. The victory margin in his case was 49,039.
BSP's candidate Akbar Ahmad Dumpy collected a total of 1,98,609 votes which was 28.18% of the total valid votes. Durga Prasad Yadav came in a close third with 1,23,844 votes followed by the independent candidate Dr. Javed Akhtar who received 59,270 votes.
The major issues which were highlighted in these elections were the general infrastructure problems of the district, lack of basic amenities, religion and caste based politics. Also, the district lags behind when it comes to the industrial development ever since independence.
One of the 80 parliamentary constituencies of Uttar Pradesh, Azamgarh Parliamentary Constituency came into existence in 1952. The total number of electorates in the Azamgarh Lok Sabha Constituency (constituency number 69) according to Election Commission of India 2009 reports are 1,578,854 of which 853,748 are males and 725,106 are females. It comprises of five segments, of which one is reserved for the SC category. It is one of the two constituencies representing Azamgarh District. The district of Azamgarh covers an area of 4,054 sq km and is located between the rivers of Ganges and Ghagahara. It has 7 tehsils and over 4,000 villages which house a total of 4,613,913 people. Females have a 52% majority while 48% comprises of males.
It had a population growth rate of 17.11% from 2001 to 2011 and has a population density of 1,138 people per sq km. Children below the age of six occupy 15.30% of the population and the sex ratio here is 1019 females for every 1000 males. The average literacy rate of Azamgarh is 70.93% and male and female literacy rates are 81.34% and 60.91% respectively. Hindus have a 53% religious majority followed by 45% of Muslims. Hindi, Urdu, Bhojpuri and Awadhi are widely spoken by the people here. The district is one of the 250 backward districts of the country and receives economic support from the government. The State Highway SH-34 connects the city to the nearby area.
List of winner/current and runner up MPs Azamgarh Parliamentary Constituency.The table below represents the names of all the winning and runner up MPs of Azamgarh parliamentary constituency of all the years from the starting until now . It also shows the number of votes secured by each MP and the name of the political party they belong to. The current sitting member of parliament of the Azamgarh constituency is Shri Ramakant Yadav of SP.
|Year||PC No.||PC Name||Category||Winner/Current MP||Gender||Party||Vote||Runner Up MP||Gender||Party||Vote|
|2014||69||Azamgarh||GEN||Mulayam Singh Yadav||M||SP||340306||Ramakant Yadav||M||BJP||277102|
|2009||69||Azamgarh||GEN||Yadav,Shri Ramakant||M||BJP||247648||Akbar Ahmad Dumpy||M||BSP||198609|
|2008||Bye Pol||Azamgarh||GEN||Akbar Ahamad Dampi||M||BSP||227341||Ramakant Yadav||M||BJP||173089|
|2004||41||Azamgarh||GEN||Ramakant Yadav||M||BSP||258216||Durga Prasad Yadav||M||SP||251248|
|1999||45||Azamgarh||GEN||Rama Kant Yadav||M||SP||227616||Akbar Ahmad Dumpy||M||BSP||200637|
|1998||45||Azamgarh||GEN||Akbar Ahmad Dampy||M||BSP||249065||Ramakant Yadav||M||SP||243700|
|1996||45||Azamgarh||GEN||Rama Kant Yadav||M||SP||161586||Ram Krishna Yadav||M||BSP||139505|
|1991||45||Azamgarh||GEN||Chandra Jeet||M||JD||156238||Janardan Singh||M||BJP||109605|
|1989||45||Azamgarh||GEN||Ram Kishana||M||BSP||142171||Tridurari Pujan Pratap Singh Alias Bachcha Babu||M||JD||133090|
|1984||45||Azamgarh||GEN||Santosh Kumar Singh||M||INC||170051||Ram Naresh Yadav||M||LKD||167265|
|1980||45||Azamgarh||GEN||Chandrajeet||M||JNP(S)||159069||Zafaruddin Khan Faizan||M||INC(I)||93886|
|1978||Bye Pol||Azamgarh||GEN||M. Kindwai||F||INC(I)||131329||R.B.Yadav||M||JNP||95944|
|1967||45||Azamgarh||GEN||C. Jeet||M||INC||88690||V. Rai||M||SSP||67537|
|1962||44||Azamgarh||GEN||Ram Harkh||M||INC||74576||Vishram Rai||M||PSP||63180|
|1957||46||Azamgarh||(SC)||Kalika||M||INC||138247||Prof. Mukut Behari Lal||M||PSP||119478|
|1957||46||Azamgarh||(SC)||Vishwanath Prasad||M||INC||103239||Mangal Deo||M||PSP||99589|
*PC = Parliamentary Constituency
Facts about current sitting MP of Azamgarh Constituency
|Name of MP||Mulayam Singh Yadav|
|Nature of Membership||Elected|
|Term||18-May-14 to In office|
|Political Party||Samajwadi Party|
|Educational Qualification||Post Graduate|
|Activities of Mulayam Singh Yadav in 16th Lok Sabha|
|Private member bills passed||0|
Note : (Data corresponds to the period 1 June 2014 to 13 May 2015.)
List of Assembly Constituencies in Azamgarh Parliamentary ConstituencyThe table below shows the list of all the Assembly Constituencies that fall in Azamgarh parliamentary constituency.
|Names of Assembly Constituencies|
Last Updated on February 24, 2015