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|August 21, 1999||
Hapur overtakes PM's Lucknow
The Lucknow Lok Sabha constituency has lost to Hapur in terms of the number of voters.
Lucknow, represented by Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who is seeking re-election from there, had the maximum number of voters till the last Lok Sabha election. But this time Hapur, represented in the dissolved Lok Sabha by Ramesh Chandra Tomar (Bharatiya Janata Party), will have the longest electoral roll.
According to the latest revised Uttar Pradesh voters' list, Hapur topped the list of the constituencies in respect of the number of voters. The constituency, with 15,63,139 voters is now the biggest constituency in the state pipping Lucknow, with 15,51,667 voters.
A total of 10,30,11,769 voters could cast their votes in the Lok Sabha election, the process for which starts today, when the notification for 30 seats in the first phase of election in the state is issued.
As many as 11,18,887 new voters have been added to the list which was revised in the last Lok Sabha election in 1998 showing an increase of 1.09 per cent. The names of 7,99,368 voters were deleted from the list due to death and change of residence while 19,25,953 new voters were added to the list.
Almora, with 9,70,759 voters, is the smallest among the 85 constituencies of the state in terms of number of voters.
There are 16 constituencies in the state, including Hapur and Lucknow, each of which has more than 1.3 million voters. Eleven constituencies have more than 1 million but less than 1.2 million voters. These are Garhwal, Sambhal, Aonla, Misrikh, Hardoi, Barabanki, Hamirpur, Ghatampur, Etah, Bulandshahar and Kairana.
Aonla, Hardoi, Rae Bareli, Faizabad and Bulandshahr are the only constituencies where the number of voters has come down since the last election.
The Uttar Pradesh voters' list, the biggest in the country, taking over 2.5 million pages, is the first such list which is fully computerised.
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