Lucknow: Voting got here to an finish amid sporadic undesirable incidents in the course of the by-elections to Azamgarh and Rampur Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh held on Thursday. The polling was 39.02 p.c in Rampur and 48.58 p.c in Azamgarh. At the identical time, the Samajwadi Party has complained to the Election Commission accusing the administration of making an attempt to affect the voting in each the districts. Voting for Azamgarh and Rampur Lok Sabha seats started at 7 am and ended at 6 pm.
A complete of 57.56 p.c votes had been solid in Azamgarh and 63.19 p.c in Rampur within the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. In a tweet made by its official deal with, the SP, from all of the polling stations of Gopalpur, Sagdi, Mubarakpur, Azamgarh and Mehnagar meeting constituencies of Azamgarh Lok Sabha constituency, allegedly beneath conspiracy with the intention of rigging the voting on the behest of the ruling BJP. Booth agent has been accused of being thrown out. The occasion has additionally demanded motion from the Election Commission in opposition to the erring policemen, alleging that the police harassed SP employees in Tanda and Daryal areas of Swar meeting constituency with a view to influencing polling in Rampur.
Former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav in an announcement has accused the BJP of misuse of energy within the Azamgarh and Rampur Lok Sabha by-elections. Yadav claimed that the BJP authorities left no stone unturned in misuse of energy within the Lok Sabha bypolls in Azamgarh and Rampur and all types of limitations had been erected to affect voting. There is information of uproar at a polling place in Bilaspur, Rampur. Angry individuals created a ruckus over the alleged indecency of an aged man who had come right here to solid his vote. Minister of State within the State Government, Baldev Singh Aulakh reached the spot and pacified the indignant individuals by persuading them.
Azamgarh and Rampur Lok Sabha seats fell vacant after the primary opposition occasion’s SP MPs Akhilesh Yadav and Azam Khan had been elected to the meeting and resigned from the Lok Sabha. The ruling BJP wish to give a jolt to the SP in these areas, that are thought-about its strongholds, by successful the by-elections. At the identical time, the SP is making an attempt onerous to maintain each its sturdy ‘forts’ protected. Azamgarh and Rampur Lok Sabha constituencies are thought-about to be sturdy strongholds of SP. Before Akhilesh Yadav from Azamgarh seat, his father Mulayam Singh Yadav was an MP. Therefore, the by-election on this seat is a matter of status for the SP.
On the opposite hand, Rampur has lengthy been dominated by Azam Khan and SP has entrusted the Rampur Lok Sabha by-election to him. BJP has as soon as once more fielded Bhojpuri actor Dinesh Lal Yadav ‘Nirhua’ within the by-election being held on Azamgarh seat. At the identical time, SP has made former MP Dharmendra Yadav its candidate from Badaun. Whereas, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has wager on former MLA Shah Alam alias Guddu Jamali.
Yadav and Muslim voters have a major affect in Azamgarh Lok Sabha constituency. Here Yadav voters represent 21 per cent, whereas Muslim voters represent shut to fifteen per cent. In addition, 20 per cent Dalits and 18 per cent Other Backward Classes (OBC) non-Yadav voters are current. In the Lok Sabha elections held within the yr 2019, SP and BSP contested the elections in alliance. At that point SP President Akhilesh Yadav had defeated BJP candidate Dinesh Lal Yadav ‘Nirhua’ by 3 lakh 61 thousand votes in Azamgarh.
At the identical time, there are greater than 17 lakh voters in Rampur Lok Sabha constituency. 50 p.c of the voters of the realm are Hindu and about 49 p.c of the voters are Muslim. In the Lok Sabha elections held within the yr 2019, SP candidate Azam Khan defeated BJP candidate Jaya Prada by an enormous margin of 1 lakh 9 thousand 997 votes. In the Rampur Lok Sabha by-election, there’s a direct contest between Asim Raja of SP and Ghanshyam Singh Lodhi of BJP. Lodhi has been near Azam Khan prior to now. He lately joined BJP.