UP Elections 2022: From Azam Khan to Dharam Singh Saini, key candidates to be careful for in second section

UP second section elections: The areas going to polls on this section have a sizeable Muslim inhabitants influenced by spiritual leaders of the Barelvi and Deoband sects.

As many as 55 Meeting seats will go to polls in second of the seven-phased elections in Uttar Pradesh on February 14 with a complete of 586 candidates within the fray. The high-decibel campaigning for these 55 Meeting segments noticed senior leaders from main events – BJP, SP, BSP, CONG, RLD – trying to woo voters until the final minute.

The areas going to polls on this section have a sizeable Muslim inhabitants influenced by spiritual leaders of the Barelvi and Deoband sects. These areas are thought-about to be the stronghold of the Samajwadi Occasion.

Within the 2017 polls, the ruling BJP had gained 38 of those 55 seats, whereas the Samajwadi Occasion had bagged 15 and the Congress two. The SP and the Congress had contested the final Meeting election in an alliance.

Let’s check out the important thing constituencies and the contests they’ll witness within the second section of UP elections:

Rampur 

The Rampur sizzling seat will witness a fierce contest, with Abdullah Azam Khan out on bail in time for the elections, and the BJP fielding the person answerable for virtually half the instances the Khan household is combating, as its candidate. 

The BJP has fielded Akash Saxena – son of a four-time BJP MLA – who claims to be behind 30 of the FIRs lodged in opposition to Khan. Given Y-category safety beneath the Yogi Adityanath authorities, Saxena, who runs an export enterprise and claims to be a life-long RSS employee, could be contesting elections for the primary time.

The Congress has pitted Kazim Ali Khan son of the final Nawab of Rampur, whose dad and mom gained the Rampur Lok Sabha seat seven occasions. 

Nakur

Nakur Meeting phase will witness an attention-grabbing contest this time with the BJP going through problem from certainly one of its personal chief who jumped the ship to the Samajwadi Occasion not too long ago. 

Dharam Singh Saini, who was forest minister within the Yogi Adityanath cupboard, is now using Samajwadi Occasion’s bicycle, and to problem him, the BJP has fielded Mukesh Chaudhary. In 2017, Saini – a four-time MLA – had defeated Congress heavyweight Imran Masood, who too had converted to the Samajwadi Occasion camp. 

Banking closely on Muslim assist, Saini will face stiff problem from the BSP, which too has fielded a Muslim candidate, Sahil Khan. 

Suar

Right here, the Samajwadi Occasion has positioned its guess on MP Azam Khan’s son Abdullah Khan who faces problem from Haider Ali Khan, who has been fielded by Apna Dal Sonelal, a BJP ally. 

Haider Ali Khan is the inheritor of one other political household, the Nawabs of Rampur. He’s the grandson of former MP Noor Bano. His grandfather Zulfiqar Ali Khan was a five-term Congress MP from Rampur, and his father Nawab Kazim Ali Khan is a four-term MLA, and presently the Congress social gathering’s candidate from Rampur. 

Beforehand, Abdullah Azam had been elected from Suar, however the Allahabad Excessive Courtroom had cancelled his election on the grounds that he was beneath 25 on the time of submitting his nomination. His case has since been pending within the Supreme Courtroom, and the Suar seat has remained vacant.

Bareilly Cantonment

Supriya Aron, who joined the Samajwadi Occasion simply days the Congress named her as its candidate from Bareilly Cantt, is now contesting on a SP ticket from the identical seat. Aron, a former mayor of Bareilly, had unsuccessfully contested from the identical seat on a Congress ticket in 2012.

The BJP has fielded Sanjeev Agarwal from the Bareilly Cantt seat. The ruling social gathering changed Rajesh Agarawal regardless of him successful the seat twice in 2012 and 2017. 

Bilaspur

Minister of State for Jal Shakti Baldev Singh Aulakh faces two-way problem from Congress candidate Sanjay Kapoor and Amarjeet Singh of the Samajwadi Occasion right here. Within the 2017 polls, Aulakh had defeated Kapoor by a margin of 22,359 votes.

Badaun

Minister of State for City Growth Mahesh Chandra Gupta faces problem from Samajwadi Occasion’s Races Ahmed and Bahujan Samaj Occasion candidate Rakesh Kumar Singh. Within the 2017 polls, Gupta had defeated SP candidate Abid Raza Khan by a margin of 16,467 votes. 

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