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 election was held for the last time in UP, the Samajwadi Party had won 224 seats to get a decisive majority.
We, at Oneindia, will take one Assembly constituency a day and have a look at electoral information related to it:
Constituency Name: Nakur (General) [comprises KCs 1-Nakur, 3-Sarsawa, 4-Sultanpur, Sarsawa NPP & Nakur NPP of 3-Nakur-Tehsil]
- Constituency No. 2
- District: Saharanpur (Nakur is an Assembly segment under Kairana 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 Nakur
- Winner: Dharam Singh Saini (Bahujan Samaj Party)
- Votes received: 88,288
- Vote percentage: 38.6
- Nearest rival: Imran Masood (Congress)
- Votes: 84,498
- Percentage: 36.7
- Difference: 4,330 votes
- Margin %: 1.88
- Total voters in 2012: 2,30,155
- Turnout: 76.98%
- Party which has won Nakur most number of times: Congress (7 times since 1952) BSP won it 3 times; BJP once; Samajwadi Party never.
2014 Lok Sabha result in Kairana
Hukum Singh (BJP) defeated Nahid Hasan (SP) by 2,36,828 votes (margin% - 21.05)
About Saharanpur and issues:
Saharanpur is famous for exporting handicraft and woodcraft of which moorhas come from Behat. However, because of the middleman problem, the local cratsmen do not gain much.
Major issues of the constituency: 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.