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BSP denied Akhilesh 18 low-margin seats

By HEMANT SHIVSARAN
Last updated on: March 15, 2022 23:36 IST
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Could the Samajwadi Party have done better in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections if the ring was not so crowded?

IMAGE: Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav with Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati in happier times. Photograph: Shailendra Bhojak/PTI Photo.

Social media has been agog with reports of how the presence of various political parties from the usual suspects like the All India Majlis e Ittehadul Muslimeen to various rebels and independent in the fray ate into Samajwadi Party votes, robbing it of victory.

For the record, the Bharatiya Janata Party won 255 seats against the SP's 111. SP allies Rashtriya Lok Dal won eight and the Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party won six.

So who cost the SP more seats in UP?

Hemantkumar Shivsaran/Rediff.com does a deep dive of 19 seats where the BJP's victory margin was less than 2,000 votes, to find out.

 

 
Constituency NameWinning CandidatePartyVotesCandidate - 1st Runner UpPartyVotesMarginCandidate - 2nd Runner UpPartyVotes
Aurai Dinanath Bhashkar BJP 93691 Anjani SP 92044 1647 Kamala Shankar BSP 28413
Shrawasti Ram Feran BJP 98640 Mohhamad Aslam Rainee SP 97183 1457 Neetu Mishra BSP 41026
Bijnor Suchi BJP 97165 Neeraj Chaudhary RLD 95720 1445 Ruchi Vira BSP 52035
Badlapur Ramesh Chandra Mishra BJP 82391 Omprakash Baba Dubey SP 81065 1326 Manoj BSP 34792
Sitapur Rakesh Rathour BJP 99349 Radhey Shyam Jaiswal SP 98096 1253 Khurshid Ansari BSP 16988
Mariyahu Dr R K Patel Apna Dal (Soneylal)
  
76007 Sushma Patel SP 74801 1206 Anand Dubey BSP 32783
Chhibramau Archana Pandey BJP 124773 Arvind Singh Yadav SP 123662 1111 Waheeda Bano urf Juhi Sultan BSP 22000
Manikpur Avinash Chandra Dwivedi Apna Dal (Soneylal)
  
73132 Veer Singh Patel SP 72084 1048 Balveer Pal BSP 45367
Sultanpur Vinod Singh BJP 92715 Anoop Sanda SP 91706 1009 Dr Devi Sahay Mishra BSP 22521
Moradabad Nagar Ritesh Kumar Gupta BJP 148384 Mohd Yusuf Ansari SP 147602 782 Irshad Hussian BSP 14013
Shahganj Ramesh NISHAD 87233 Shailendra Yadav Lalai SP 86514 719 Indar Dev BSP 48957
Katra Veer Vikram Singh BJP 77800 Rajesh Yadav SP 77443 357 Munna Singh INC 17504
Baraut Krishan Pal Malik BJP 90931 Jaiveer RLD 90616 315 Ankit Shamar BSP 11244
Nakur Mukesh Choudhary BJP 104114 Dr Dharam Singh Saini SP 103799 315 Sahil Khan BSP 55112
Bilaspur Baldev Singh Aulakh BJP 101998 Amarjeet Singh SP 101691 307 Ramautar Kashyap BSP 18870
Nehtaur Omkumar BJP 77935 Munshiram RLD 77677 258 Priya Singh BSP 38020
Kursi Sakendra Pratap BJP 118720 Rakesh Kumar Verma SP 118503 217 Kumari Meeta Gautam BSP 35561
Dhampur Ashok Kumar Rana BJP 81791 Naim Ul Hasan SP 81588 203 Thakur Moolchand Chauhan BSP 38993

 

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