Kanpur: Results for Kanpur seats are out!
- SP's Amitabh Bajpai won from Arya Nagar -
- Irfan Solanki bagged Sisamau seat.
- Now, SP's Amitabh Bajpai is leading in Arya Nagar seat.
- Salil vishnoi leading from Arya nagar seat
- Irfan Solanki leading from Sisamau
- Counting is underway
- Counting begins
Kanpur Election Results 2017 will be declared on March 11.
There are 10 Assembly seats in Kanpur district.
Experts opine that Kanpur is a key battleground as the results will determine if Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has a base outside of the Yadav strongholds in Etawah, Mainpuri and Kannauj districts.
Here are the 10 Assembly seats:
The Bilhaur constituency on the outskirts of Kanpur is reserved. Kamlesh Diwakar, the BSP’s candidate, is pitted against BJP's Bhagwati Prasad Sagar and SP's Shiv Kumar Beriya.
It is Rani Laxmibai's maternal grandparents' home. BJP's Abhijit Singh Sangha will contest from Bithoor against the sitting SP MLA Munindra Shukla and BSP's Ram Prakash Kushwaha.
BJP's Nilima Katiyar, the daughter of former UP Minister Premlata Katiyar, is in the fray in Kalyanpur.
BSP’s Nirmal Tiwari is locked in a close contest with BJP's Satya Dev Pachauri and Congress' Ambuj Shikla.
BJP candidate Suresh Awasthi is contesting from Sisamau Assembly seat in Kanpur. He will contest against SP's sitting MLA Irfan Solanki.
There are nine candidates contesting from Arya Nagar in the 2017 Uttar Pradesh Elections. SP candidate Amitabh Bajpai is contesting from Arya Nagar against BSP's A Hasiv and BJP's Salil Vishnoi.
BJP's Mahesh Chandra is pitted against BSP's Sandeep Kumar and Congress' Ajay Kapoor.
In the 2012 Assembly Elections, BJP won Kanpur Cantonment constituency by 9,308 votes. Raghunandan Singh Bhadauria (BJP), Naseem Ahmad (BSP), Sohil Akhtar Ansari (Congress), Mohd. Hassan Roomi (SP) and Dharmendra Singh (RLD) are contesting this time.
Congress and SP candidates are contesting on this seat despite an alliance between the two parties. The SP has fielded former MLA Aruna Tomar while Congress has given ticket to former MP, Raja Ram Pal. BJP's Satish Mahana and BSP's Manoj Kumar Shukla are also in the race.
BJP's Kamal Rani, BSP's Saroj Kureel, and Congress' Nandram Sonker are in the race.