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.
2012 Assembly election result in Bansi
Winner: Jai Pratap Singh ( Bharatiya Janta Party)
Votes received: 47,431
Vote percentage: 28.1%
Nearest rival: Lal Ji (Samajwadi Party)
Total voters: 3,22,865
Turnout: 1,68,772 (52.3%)
First election in Bansi assembly constituency was held in 1967 and P Dayal of Congress became first MLA of the constituency.
The only Lok Sabha constituency in Siddharthnagar district is Domariyaganj came into effect prior to the 1952 elections. Jagdambika Pal of BJP won the 2014 Lok Sabha elections by defeating Muhammad Muqeem of BSP.