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. [Know constituencies of UP Assembly polls]
OneIndia will take one Assembly constituency a day and have a look at electoral information related to it:
Constituency Name: Kaptanganj (General)
- Constituency No. 308
- District: Kushinagar
About the district
Known for its cultural heritage, Kushinagar district is located in eastern Uttar Pradesh. Electors: At Kushinagar, Great Lord Buddha, founder of Buddhism, delivered his last sermon.
2012 Assembly election result
- Winner: Ram Prasad Chaudhary (Bahujan Samaj Party)
- Votes received: 67,416 (36.1%)
- Nearest Rival: Trayambak Nath (Samajwadi Party)
- Votes: 56,346 (30.1% )
- Difference: 11,070 (5.9%)
- Total votes: 3,13,448
- Turnout: 1,86,992 (59.7%)