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Muzaffarnagar Lok Sabha constituency

In the 2014 election, Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Sanjeev Kumar Balyan secured a massive win by defeating his closest rival Bahujan Samaj Party's Kadir Rana by a margin of 4,01,150 votes. 

Muzaffarnagar Lok Sabha constituency
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Muzaffarnagar is one of the 80 Lok Sabha constituencies in Uttar Pradesh. Voting for Lok Sabha election in Uttar Pradesh will be held in seven phases and Muzaffarnagar will be going to polls in the first phase on 11 April. Counting for the election will be held on May 23.

Muzaffarnagar constituency comprises of five assembly segments namely, Budhana, Charthawal, Muzaffarnagar, Khatauli and Sardhana.

In the 2014 election, Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Sanjeev Kumar Balyan secured a massive win by defeating his closest rival Bahujan Samaj Party's Kadir Rana by a margin of 4,01,150 votes. While Balyan bagged 6,53,391 votes, Rana won 2,52,241 votes.

Kadir Rana had won the seat for the Bahujan Samaj Party in the 2009 election. In a closely fought election, Rana had got 2,75,318 votes while Rashtriya Lok Dal's Anuradha Chaudhary stood at the second spot with 2,54,720 votes.

In Muzaffarnagar, 72.69 per cent or 11,07,765 voters exercised their franchise in the last election. Of the 19 candidates who were in the fray, the deposits of 17 of them were forfeited. 

BJP has yet again nominated Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan from the seat who is likely to get a tough fight from Rashtriya Lok Dal's Chaudhary Ajit Singh. The Bahujan Samaj Party, Samajwadi Party and Rashtriya Lok Dal are fighting the Lok Sabha poll in alliance in Uttar Pradesh.