UP election results: Samajwadi Party storms back to power
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UP election results: Samajwadi Party storms back to power
UP election results: Samajwadi Party storms back to power

Zeenews Bureau

Lucknow: Putting up its best-ever performance, Samajwadi Party on Tuesday stormed to power in Uttar Pradesh with a stunning majority routing Mayawati-led BSP, the third time a party captured power on its own in the state in two decades.

SP, which was ousted from power in 2007 on law and order issues, avenged its defeat at the hands of BSP which was reduced to 80 seats from 206 five years ago.

The Mulayam Singh Yadav-led party has captured 224 seats in the 403-member.

BJP was placed in third spot with 47 seats while Congress was relegated to fourth place with a tally of 28 seats.

While BJP this time lost four seats from its 2007 tally Congress improved its position marginally from what it was five years ago.

SP's previous best performance was winning 143 seats in 2002 elections in a triangular contest with BSP and BJP.

The party's impressive performance could be gauged from the fact that it not only snatched seats from BSP but also made inroads into the stronghold of BJP like Lucknow.

However, the biggest upset has been the dismal performance of Congress, especially in Uttar Pradesh. Gandhi family scion Rahul Gandhi had personally micro-managed the poll campaign and had staked his prestige to see his party emerge from its 22-year hibernation in the politically crucial state.

Though the party's tally has improved slightly as compared to 2007 when it had won 22 seats, several of its stalwarts lost this time.

While veteran Congress leader Ammar Rizvi lost from Sewta seat, security deposit of Louis Khurshid, wife of Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid, was forefeited in Farukkhabad.

The party performed poorly even in the bastion of Nehru-Gandhi family--Rae Bareli and Amethi Lok Sabha constituencies represented by Sonia Gandhi and Rahul respectively.

While the party lost all the five seats in Rae Bareli, Lok Sabha constituency, it was defeated in three out of the five constituencies in Amethi.

Even its three-time MLA from Amethi Amita Singh, wife of Congress MP from Sultanpur Sanjay Singh, also lost her seat. Similar was the situation in Sultanpur where all the five seats were won by SP.

The party paid the price of the feud between Union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma and Chairman National SC/ST Commission PL Punia as the party failed to win a single seat in their bastion Barabanki. Verma's son Rakesh Verma was placed third in Dariyabad seat.

Abhishek Pal, son of Congress MP Jagdambika Pal, lost in Basti Sadar seat.

The only solace for the party was its state president Rita Bahuguna Joshi and CLP leader Pramod Tiwari winning from Lucknow Cantt and Rampur Khas seats respectively.

No less dismal was the show of BJP which fell from its tally of 51 seats in 2007.

Except Uma Bharati from Charkhari and Kalraj Mishra from Lucknow East and Deputy leader Hukkum Singh, almost all its stalwarts and senior leaders lost.

Among those defeated were state party president Surya Pratap Shahi from Pathardeva, former state president Ramapati Ram Tripathi from Siswan, leader of the legislature party Om Prakash Singh from Chunar, former state president and ex-Speaker of Vidhan Sabha Kesari Nath Tripathi.

BSP, whose rule was marred by allegations of corruption and scam, failed to make much of an impact on the electorate despite operation clean-up by party supremo and CM Mayawati.

Several of its ministers, including Chaudhary Laxmi Narain, Lalji Verma, Jagdish Narain Rai, Nand Gopal Gupta Nandi, Abdul Mannan, Sangram Singh Verma, Jaiveer Singh and Speaker Sukhdeo Rajbhar, lost.

The results were encouraging for Peace Party of India, whose three candidates state president Ayub, Akhilesh Singh and Yusuf Mullick emerged victorious.

The elections, which have taken place in the middle of the last Lok Sabha election in 2009 and the next in 2014, are being considered some sort of "semi-final" for the UPA and NDA.

With PTI inputs

 
First Published: Tuesday, March 06, 2012, 08:01
 
 

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vishal yadav - mumbai
samajwadi parti age badho ham tumhare sath hain lakin yadav logo bhulo mat
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shahnawaz akhtar - barababki
plz stop to rape murder and adopt the hard law
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pramodkumaryadaw - gorakhpur
mesan 2014
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Ateeq - Barananki
congratulations margarine aap ko kiye huye waade poore karne hein jo aapne grs sangh se kiye theh plz
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amit gupta - bareilly
dear sir,please visit my city n me .thanks n congrates
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Durgesh yadav - Moradabad
res.akhilesh yadav u r one of the youngest n educated c.m. in u.p me n my frnds r the b.tech student from uptu lucknow n our scholarship r left pls help me....
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shiv shankar gupta - jangle navgavan
plz sir akhilesh yadav ji kushinagar wala tarminals ka kam karwa dijiyega
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arif sheikh - chandpur bijnor
sab se pahle samajwadi parti 224 sites jeet ne par apko aur maney neta ji ko badhai sath me ek sujhao bhe hey[bijnor]me hamari parti ka sangathan nil hay esi wajeh se sirf 2 sito par he santosh karna para ap bijnor me parti ka sangathan mazboot karne ke liye vishesh dheyan de agar ho sake to shairbaz khan ko bijnor ki kaman di jayehamari nazar me wo ek jhujharo neta he aur parti ko pashchim me mazboot bana ne ka kam karege jay hind jay samajwad
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arif.sheikh - chandour.bijnor
stick to ur comittmens and go ahead and ahead
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Manvendra Mishra - Patna
congrats samajwadi party,....all d best
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