Uttar Pradesh Civic Polls 2017
The Urban Local Body elections i.e Uttar Pradesh Municipal Corporation Polls, Uttar Pradesh Municipal Council Polls and Uttar Pradesh Nagar Panchayat polls will be held in Nov, 2017. These Uttar Pradesh Civic polls are scheduled to be held in three phases in the state. The first phase of the Uttar Pradesh local body is scheduled to be held on Nov 22, 2017, second phase scheduled on Nov 26, 2017 and third phase scheduled on Nov 29, 2017. Uttar Pradesh Municipal Corporation elections to five Municipal corporations, Uttar Pradesh Municipal Council elections to 71 Municipal Councils and Uttar Pradesh Nagar Panchayat Elections to 154 Nagar Panchayats will be held in the first phase. In the second phase, Polls to 6 Municipal Corporation, 51 Municipal Councils, 132 Nagar Panchayats will be held simultaneously and in the third phase, 5 Municipal Corporations, 76 Municipal Councils, 132 Nagar Panchayats will go for polls. The result will be declared on December 01, 2017.
Uttar Pradesh (UP) Elections 2017 Result Summary
The biggest win in the assembly elections of 2017 unfolded in Uttar Pradesh. The BJP recorded a historic victory in Uttar Pradesh winning 290 seats in the house of 403.
The Congress-Samajwadi Party alliance could not even touch a three figure mark and managed only 52 seats. In one of the worst performance at the hustings in UP, Bahujan Samajwadi Party secured victory in 18 seats.
The results have far surpassed the predictions made by the Exit polls earlier which though had predicted a BJP win but said that the party would fall short of half way mark. This indeed has been the effect of the prime minister's charisma who campaigned extensively in the state and fought the combined opposition of SP, Congress and BSP. The BJP had not declared its chief ministerial candidate. Mayawati has attributed her failure to the rigging of EVMs and asked for a re-poll through traditional paper ballot. The chief minister of the state is likely to be announced soon.
Uttar Pradesh (UP) Assembly Elections 2017
The elections in the Uttar Pradesh have reached its logical conclusion. The BJP which got historic mandate in the state and won 325 seats without declaring its chief ministerial candidate finally decided upon its chief minister for the state. Yogi Adityanath is the new chief minister of Uttar Pradesh. He was sworn in as the chief minister on 19th of March. He took oath of office along with 46 ministers. Keshav Prasad Maurya, the BJP UP chief and Dinesh Sharma would be two deputy chief ministers of Uttar Pradesh.
Yogi Adityanath, a Maths graduate, is one of the youngest chief ministers at 44. Yogi Adityanath was earlier known as Ajay Singh Bisht. He was born in a Garhwali Rajput family on 5 June 1972 in the village of Panchur, in Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand. He joined Gorakhnath Math at the age of 24 and later became politically active, taking up Hindu issues. He was often branded by the BJP as fringe element of the party.Yogi Aditynath is five times MP from Gorakhpur and a firebrand leader who is known for his extreme right position. He was also instrumental in 'Love Jihad' and 'Ghar Wapsi' campaigns. However, in his first ever press conference he has said that his government would not discriminate and development would be its sole agenda.
The UP election results have been the biggest shocker of Assembly election results 2107. BJP has won the election so convincingly and with so many margins as it there was no opposition to it. Even the leaders of the BJP did not dream of such a victory which by all means is historic. All the credit for the win goes to the Prime Minister Modi who single handedly fought the election and BJP did not even declare its chief ministerial candidate.
The election results of Uttar Pradesh for 2017 show the continuation of a trend of voting a party to form the government with full majority by giving it a clear mandate. It happened in 2007 when Mayawati formed the government, it happened again in 2012 when Akhilesh Yadav became the chief minister of UP by Yadav and Muslim votes.
It was politics of revenge people wanted to teach Mulayam Singh Yadav a lesson in 2007 for the lawlessness in the state and Mayawati for her corrupt regime. But the new governments did nothing on that count instead pampered their own voters. In both these cases the respective governments closely identified with their vote bank, Mayawati with the Dalits and Samajwadi Party with Yadav's and Muslims. This led to alienation of other sections and the results are for everyone to see.
The elections in the biggest state of the country Uttar Pradesh were held from February 11, 2017 to March 8, in seven phases. To begin with, it was a triangular contest that turned into a clean sweep by the BJP. Akhilesh Yadav forged an electoral alliance with the Congress, ostensibly "to keep the communal forces at bay". Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav together held several road shows and Akhilesh criticized the BJP for false promises and demonetization.
UP Election Exit Poll 2017
|TIMES NOW VMR||190-210||110-130||57-74||19|
|ABP-CSDS||164-176||156-169||60-72 ||2 - 6|
|India TV-C Voter ||155-167||135-147||81-93||8 - 20|
|News 24 Chanakya||285||88||27||3|
UP Assembly Election 2017 Phase-wise Polling percentage
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SP Candidates List 2017
BSP Candidates List 2017
UP Opinion Poll 2017
Who Will Be the Next CM of UP?: The Race Heats Up
Issues of the state
There 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
The Indian National Congress has dominated the state's politics since independence. In the late nineties the rise of regional parties such as Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has challenged the traditional political base of the INC in the state. The BSP came to power in the state 2007 with an absolute majority. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is also a major party in the state. In the 2009 Lok Sabha elections the INC won 21 seats while the BSP won 20 and the SP won 23 seats. The BJP won 10 seats.
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 Legislature
The 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 Pradesh
Uttar 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. Check the members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) of Uttar Pradesh...
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
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) made a victorious entry in Uttar Pradesh in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Out of the 80
parliamentary seats,71 seats are won by BJP,while Samjwadi Party (SP) managed to bag only five seats and only two seats are taken by Indian National Congress (INC). Being the fifth largest and the most populous state of the country, Uttar Pradesh (UP) contributes the major share in the total Lok Sabha seats. UP is always considered as the political hub in India, as it has given as many as eight Prime Ministers to the country. It has been an important political ground in the recent Lok Sabha elections. The 15th Lok Sabha elections in UP were held in 6 phases and decided the fate of prominent political leaders like Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi, Varun Gandhi, Mayawati and Mulayam Singh Yadav, from various political parties. Presently, the Samajwadi Party is ruling the government in with Akhilesh Yadav as its Chief Minister. The 2014 general elections in UP were held in six phases in UP which included high-profile Lok Sabha seats like Amethi, Varanasi, Rae Bareli, Pilibhit, Azamgarh etc. Amethi is the Congress- driven constituency since ages and the most awaited results were out declaring Rahul Gandhi as the winner from the seat. Finally the results for the Varanasi seat which witnessed the Modi versus Kejriwal battle, were also declared with Modi's historic victory in the state.
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.