Know constituencies of UP Assembly polls 2017: NIGHASAN

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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: [Know constituencies of UP Assembly polls]


Constituency Name: Nighasan

  • Constituency No. 138
  • District: Lakhimpur Kheri
  • District Area: 7,680 sq km
  • District population: 4,021,243
  • District literacy: 60.56%

2012 Assembly election result in Nighasan

  • Winner: Ajay Kumar Mishra (BJP)
  • Votes received: 75,005
  • Vote percentage: 36.39%
  • Nearest rival: R A Usmani (SP)
  • Votes: 43,966
  • Percentage: 21.33%
  • Difference: 31,039
  • Margin: 15.06%
  • Total voters: 320,502
  • Turnout: 206,102 (64.31%)

First election in Nighasan assembly constituency was held in 1957 after the "DPACO (1956)" (delimitation order) was passed in 1956.

Extant of Nighasan Assembly constituency is Nighasan Tehsil; PCs Benoura, Mallbehar, Ram Nagar Bagha, Gulariya T. Amethi, Ramiya Behar, Sujanpur, Jungle Sujanpur, Semri, Chandpura, Sohariya, Tahara of Ramiya Behar KC & Dhaurahra NP of Dhaurahra Tehsil.

2014 Lok Sabha result in Lakhimpur Kheri

Ajay Kumar (BJP) defeated Arvind Giri (BSP) by 110,274 votes and by a margin of 10.23%.

About Lakhimpur Kheri district

  • Lakhimpur Kheri is the largest district in Uttar Pradesh on the border with Nepal and it is a part of Lucknow division (124 kilometres from Lucknow).
  • Kheri Lok Sabha constituency comprises of 5 legislative assembly segments-- Gola Gokrannath, Lakhimpur, Nighasan, Palia and Sri Nagar.
  • 2 Parliamentary Constituencies - Kheri, and Dhaurahra
  • 8 Assembly Constituencies - Lakhimpur, Dhaurahara, Gola Gokarannath, Kasta, Mohammadi, Nighasan, Palia Kalan, Srinagar.
  • 6 Tehsils - Lakhimpur, Mohammdi, Gola Gokarannath, Nighasan, Dhaurahra, Mitauli Palia Kalan
  • Major tourist attractions here are Dudhwa National Park, Naseeruddin Memorial Hall, Eidgah, Shiv Temple, Frog Temple, Sai Temple, Sharda Barrage and Deer Park.
  • Bajaj Hindustan Limited (BHL) sugar plant in Gola Gokarannath and Bajaj Hindustaan Limited (BHL) sugar plant in Palia Kalan are two largest sugar mills in Asia.
  • Some rivers that flow through Lakhimpur are are Sharda, Ghagra, Koriyala, Ull, Sarayan, Chauka, Gomti, Kathana, Sarayu and Mohana. Most people speak Awadhi language in this district.
  • Lakhimpur Kheri Airport known as Palia Airport is situated near Dudhwa National Park at Palia Kalan.
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