New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday (March 10, 2022) fulfilled its initial Holi promise as it became the first party in more than 30 years to be re-elected for a second term in Uttar Pradesh.
Riding on the enduring charisma of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s effective implementation of welfare programs and a relentless campaign against mafias and criminals, the saffron party won 255 seats, 53 more than half of the 202 in the 403-member assembly. Is. UP Assembly.
However, 11 ministers in the Yogi Adityanath government, including Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya, failed to win the 2022 assembly elections.
Keshav Prasad Maurya
In Sirathu seat, Keshav Prasad Maurya lost to Samajwadi Party’s Pallavi Patel by 7,337 votes. Patel is the vice-president of the Apna Dal (K), an ally of the Samajwadi Party.
Sugarcane Minister Suresh Rana lost the Thana Bhawan seat of Shamli district to Ashraf Ali Khan of RLD by over 10,000 votes.
Chhatrapal Singh Gangwar
In Baheri seat of Bareilly district, Ataur Rehman of Samajwadi Party defeated Chhatrapal Singh Gangwar by 3,355 votes.
Rajendra Pratap Singh
Rural Development Minister Rajendra Pratap Singh alias Moti Singh lost the Patti seat of Pratapgarh to Samajwadi Party’s Ram Singh by 22,051 votes.
Chandrika Prasad Upadhyay
Chandrika Prasad Upadhyay, another minister in the Adityanath government, lost in Chitrakoot to Anil Kumar of the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party by 20,876 votes.
Anand Swaroop Shukla
Anand Swaroop Shukla lost to Samajwadi Party’s Jaiprakash Aanchal by 12,951 votes from Baria seat in Ballia district. Shukla had contested from Ballia seat last time, but this time he was fielded from Baria seat in place of sitting MLA Surendra Singh.
State Sports Minister Upendra Tiwari lost Ballia’s Phephna seat to Samajwadi Party’s Sangram Singh by 19,354 votes.
Ranvendra Singh Dhunni
In Hussain Ganj seat of Fatehpur district, Samajwadi Party’s Usha Maurya defeated Ranvendra Singh Dhunni by a margin of 25,181 votes.
Lakhan Singh Rajput
In Dibiyapur seat of Auraiya district, Pradeep Kumar Yadav of Samajwadi Party defeated Lakhan Singh Rajput by 473 votes.
Satish Chandra Dwivedi
In Etawa seat of Siddharthnagar district, state Basic Education Minister Satish Chandra Dwivedi was defeated by SP candidate and former Speaker of the Legislative Assembly Mata Prasad Pandey by 1,662 votes.
In Ghazipur seat, Sangeeta Balwant was defeated by Jai Kishan of SP by 1,692 votes.