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Uttar Pradesh General Election 2014

Uttar Pradesh is the most populous state in the country. In 2014 Lok Sabha elections, UP will have polls in 6 phases, starting from April 10 and ending on May 12. The state has 80 Lok Sabha seats the largest in the country out of which 17 are reserved for candidates belonging to scheduled caste.

Since Uttar Pradesh has the largest number of members in the Lok Sabha, the election results from UP often decides the fate of the government at the centre.

In the 2009 Lok Sabha election, both Congress and BJP got 18 per cent votes but the BJP got 10 seats while the Congress walked away with 21 seats, emerging second only to SP that got 23 seats. The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) got 28 per cent votes but bagged only 20 seats.

Opinion poll conducted by CNN-IBN 7 gives BJP to secure 41-49 seats, Congress 11 to 15 seats, Bahujan Samaj Party 10 to 16 seats, Samajwadi Party 8 to 14 seats and 2 to 6 seats to Others. The CNN-IBN 7 India TV survey gives 31 seats to the BJP, 25 seats to the Samajwadi Party, 17 seats to the BSP, 5 to the Congress and 2 to the RLD. ABP News-Nielsen opinion poll gives BJP 35 seats, Congress 12, SP 14, AAP 2, BSP 15, and Others 2.

Given that there is lot of uncertainty in store in UP lok sabha elections, the pollsters have given the upper castes preference towards the BJP as the reason of its upsurge in the state. However, they have not cited any reasons for the OBC and Dalit votes to stick to the BJP.

The consolidation of some section of the votes in favor of BJP, necessarily do not mean the fragmentation of other section of the voters.

If the upper caste votes of the SP and BSP may migrate to the BJP, it is not necessary that the dalits and OBC votes may stick to the BJP. So it seems the opinion polls in U.P. tend to show some bias in favor of the BJP.

There is a probable scenario where the migration of Dalit and OBC voters from the BJP, SP camps may take place to the BSP camp with the crucial Muslim vote bank too switching over to the BSP. In such case there can be a direct fight between the upper castes supporting the BJP and the rest supporting the BSP. No guesses for the winner. However, knowing that in U.P, nothing could be predicated till the ballot is cast; victory for the BJP is the handiwork of the party's propaganda machinery. The actual out will depend upon how the rest of the players play their cards against the BJP.


Parliament Election Results 2014

Party Results
BJP+ 73
SP+ 5
INC+ 2
BSP 0
AAP 0
AD 2


Active Political Parties in Uttar Pradesh

Party name Abbr Election symbol
Aam Aadmi Party AAP
All India Trinamool Congress TMC
Bahujan Samaj Party BSP
Samajwadi Party SP
Bharatiya Janata Party BJP
Indian National Congress INC
Communist party of India CPI
Rashtriya Lok Dal RLD

General Election News in Uttar Pradesh

Rainfall, cold wave to hit northwest India next week

Posted On : Jan 18,2019,    11:00 pm
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Widespread rainfall accompanied by cold wave-like conditions would engulf entire northwest India next week, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast on Friday. View More..

Khelo India: Tamil Nadu, West Bengal girls on top in volleyball

Posted On : Jan 18,2019,    9:14 pm
Pune, Jan 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu and West Bengal swapped favours in the semi-finals of the girls volleyball competition of the Khelo India Youth Games here on Friday. View More..

Khelo India: Punjab, Tamil Nadu dominate in basketball

Posted On : Jan 18,2019,    9:14 pm
Pune, Jan 18 (IANS) Punjab and Tamil Nadu made it to three finals each and will be out to claim bragging rights as the powerhouses of basketball at the Khelo India Youth Games 2019 here on Satuday. View More..

Delhi government can't shirk its responsibility of contributing to RRTS: SC

Posted On : Jan 18,2019,    8:14 pm
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday told the Arvind Kejriwal government that it could not shirk its statutory responsibility of contributing its share of funds to Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) project linking Delhi with Meerut. View More..

10% quota for economically weak applicable from Jan 14 in UP

Posted On : Jan 18,2019,    7:40 pm
Lucknow, Jan 18 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh cabinet on Friday ratified 10 per cent reservation for economically weaker sections among the upper castes, a government spokesman said. View More..

Nation wants new government, new Prime Minister in 2019: Akhilesh Yadav

Posted On : Jan 18,2019,    7:34 pm
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday said the nation wants a new government at the Centre and is waiting for a new Prime Minister to take over. View More..

'Fraud Saiyaan': Lowbrow, disappointing (IANS Review, Rating: *)

Posted On : Jan 18,2019,    6:30 pm
Film: "Fraud Saiyaan"; Director: Sourabh Shrivastava; Cast: Arshad Warsi, Saurabh Shukla, Deepali Pansare, Anangsha Biswas, Preeti Sood, Sara Loren, Bhavna Pani, Flora Saini, Varun Badola; Rating: * View More..

2 women killed in celebratory firing in UP

Posted On : Jan 18,2019,    6:12 pm
Lucknow/New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Two women were killed in celebratory firing during a wedding in a Moradabad village in Uttar Pradesh, while a young bride in the national capital was injured in a similar but separate incident, police said on Friday. View More..

BJP promises Budget 2019 will bring relief to farmers

Posted On : Jan 18,2019,    5:02 pm
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Rejecting the farm loan waiver as a permanent solution, the BJP on Friday said that the Centre will announce relief measures in Budget 2019 that will boost farmers economically. View More..

UP sand mining case: ED summons IAS officer Chandrakala

Posted On : Jan 18,2019,    12:00 pm
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday summoned senior IAS officer B. Chandrakala for questioning in connection with an illegal sand mining case in Uttar Pradesh, officials said. View More..

'Why Cheat India': Fails to convey a strong social message (IANS Review, Rating: **1/2)

Posted On : Jan 18,2019,    8:54 am
Film: "Why Cheat India"; Director: Soumik Sen; Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Shreya Dhanwanthary, Ammar Taalwala, Snigdhadeep Chatterjee; Rating: **1/2 View More..

BJP, allies hit out at Congress for Hariprasad's remarks against Shah

Posted On : Jan 17,2019,    11:56 pm
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The BJP and it's allies on Thursday came down heavily on Congress after its General Secretary B.K. Hariprasad mocked Amit Shah, who has been admitted to AIIMS due to swine flu infections, demanding his ouster from the party and his post. View More..

Kovind inaugurates Gandhian Resurgence Summit at Kumbh Mela

Posted On : Jan 17,2019,    10:54 pm
Prayagraj, Jan 17 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated a three-day Gandhian Resurgence Summit at Parmarth Niketan camp at the ongoing Kumbh Mela on Thursday. View More..

Modi'll defeat arithmetic of 'Nawabs of Negativity': Jaitley

Posted On : Jan 17,2019,    10:28 pm
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Calling chieftains of rival political parties as "Nawabs of Negativity", Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said the grand alliance of opposition parties has multiple claimants and that NDA's chemistry will succeed over their arithmetic. View More..

Maharashtra on top at Khelo India (Roundup)

Posted On : Jan 17,2019,    9:58 pm
Pune, Jan 17 (IANS) On a day when there were only four gold medals at stake, hosts Maharashtra made a clean sweep of all four in the Kho-Kho competition at the Khelo India Youth Games here on Thursday. View More..

BJP submits modified proposal for Rath Yatra in Bengal, promises peace, harmony

Posted On : Jan 17,2019,    9:14 pm
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) The West Bengal BJP on Thursday submitted a modified proposal to the state government requesting permission for the Rath Yatra as directed by the Supreme Court and promised that the programme will be a "peaceful political endeavour", a senior state BJP leader said. View More..

Gadkari approves 155-km long 6-lane NH to decongest Delhi

Posted On : Jan 17,2019,    8:20 pm
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The BJP on Thursday said that Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has given approval for six lane NH 709-B of 155 km connecting Baghpat, Shyamli, Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh and Geeta Colony and Khajuri Khas in Delhi at an estimated cost Rs 4,405 crore. View More..

January 19 will see 'united India rally', sound BJP's death knell: Mamata

Posted On : Jan 17,2019,    7:00 pm
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) Terming the January 19 public meeting of opposition leaders here as "united India rally", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said it will sound the death knell of BJP in the 2019 general election. View More..

ED files money laundering case over illegal sand mining in UP

Posted On : Jan 17,2019,    4:46 pm
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Based on a CBI case in connection with its ongoing investigation into illegal sand mining, the ED on Thursday registered a case of money laundering to probe the role of bureaucrats and politicians in Uttar Pradesh. View More..

BSP-SP alliance does not spell stability: Sheila Dikshit (IANS interview)

Posted On : Jan 17,2019,    3:56 pm
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) In the first attack by a senior Congress leader on the SP-BSP alliance in Uttar Pradesh, former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has said that it does not "spell stability" and the Congress will spring a surprise in the state in the coming Lok Sabha elections. View More..

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