Know constituencies of UP Assembly polls 2017: DEOBAND (GEN)

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Uttar Pradesh will go to Assembly elections early in 2017. The state has an Assembly comprising 403 seats and a party/alliance has to win 202 seats to form the government. In 2012, when the last state election was held in UP, the Samajwadi Party had won 224 seats to get a decisive majority.

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deoband constituency

Constituency Name: Deoband (General) [comprises KCs 1-Deoband, 2-Bhaila, 4- Talheri Bujurg & Deoband NPP of 4-Deoband Tehsil]

  • Constituency No. 5 
  • District: Saharanpur (Deoband is an Assembly segment under Saharanpur Lok Sabha constituency)
  • Area of district: 3,689 square kilometres (rural 3,582 sq km)
  • District population: 34,66,382 (78% general caste; 22% SC; 0% ST)
  • District literacy: 60%
  • District urbanisation: 30%

2012 Assembly election result in Deoband

  • Winner: Late Rajendra Singh Rana (SP) [Congress's Mavia Ali won the by-election from Deoband in February 2016]
  • Votes received: 66,682
  • Vote percentage: 34.1
  • Nearest rival: Manoj Chaudhary (BSP) [Mavia Ali defeated SP's Meena Devi in 2016 bypoll]
  • Votes: 63,632
  • Percentage: 32.5
  • Difference: 3,050 votes/Ali won by 3,400 votes
  • Margin %: 1.56
  • Total voters: 2,92,273
  • Turnout: 67.02%
  • Party which has won Saharanpur Nagar most number of times: Congress won it 9 times; BSP twice; BJP and SP once each.

2014 Lok Sabha result in Saharanpur

Raghav Lakhanpal (BJP) defeated Imran Masood (Congress) by 65,090 votes
(margin% - 5.45)

About Saharanpur district: Saharanpur is famous for exporting handicraft and woodcraft of which moorhas come from Behat. However, because of the middleman problem, the local craftsmen do not gain much.

Issues: Lack of development in infrastructure, lack of higher education centres Shortage of facilities for traders of fruits and furniture business. Electricity shortage is also a major problem in Saharanpur. Communal clashes have also been a problem in this district.

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