Know Constituencies of UP Assembly polls 2017: GOVINDNAGAR

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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.

Oneindia will take one Assembly constituency a day and have a look at electoral information related to it:

Govindnagar

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Contituency Name: GOVINDNAGAR

[Armapur Estate (CT), Ward Nos. 7, 11, 19, 22, 37, 42, 48 to 50, 53, 59 to 61, 80, 85, 92 & 101 in Kanpur (M Corp.) of 2-Kanpur Sadar Tehsil.]

Constituency Number: 212

  • Winner: Satyadev Pachauri 
  • Winning Party: BJP 
  • Winning Votes: 57,156 
  • Runner Up: Shailendra Dixit
  • Runner Up Party: INC 
  • Runner Up Votes: 44,779 
  • Total Votes: 1,61,755 
  • Margin: 12,377
  • Margin Percent: 7.65% 
  • Turnout: 49.20%
  • Electors: 3,28,738
  • Total Votes Polled: 1,61,755 (49.2%)
  • Total Valid Votes: 1,61,534 (49.1%)

District: KANPUR NAGAR

  • Actual Population: 4,581,268
  • Male: 2,459,806
  • Female: 2,121,462
  • Area per square kilometer: 3,155

About KANPUR NAGAR

Nestled on the banks of the eternal Ganga, Kanpur stands as one of North India's major industrial centers with its own historical, religious and commercial importance. Believed to be founded by king Hindu Singh of the erstwhile state of Sachendi, Kanpur was originally known as Kanhpur'.

Historically, Jajmau on the eastern outskirts of present day Kanpur is regarded as one of the most archaic townships of Kanpur district. The biggest city of UttarPradesh and eighth biggest in India. Kanpur is the most important metropolis of the state. Kanpur has benefited from its fertile agricultural hinterland of the Upper Ganga Valley and Bundelkhand plateau, the available developed links of transportation and the stimulant of World War-2 with its industrial demand.

In this city, in spite of a low percentage of irrigated area, the density is high and that is obviously due to great industrial Concentration. The city which once was termed as Manchester of India for its matured cotton industry. The city which hosts the world famous 'Lal Imli' woolen factory, industries such as LML, Pan Parag, ICI Limited (now known as Duncuns Fertilisers), one of the largest leather industries in the world and myriad cotton mills.

The city which boosts one of the largest number of defense establishments; To name a few Hindustan Aeronautical Limited (HAL), DMSRDE, Small Arms Factory(SAF), Field Gun Factory and Parachute factory.

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