Saharanpur, one of many seats that votes in Section 2, witnessed a significant political improvement on Monday when senior Congress chief Imran Masood crossed over to the SP. (File)
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The 55 seats in Uttar Pradesh that go to the polls on February 14, within the second part of the Meeting elections, look like tougher for the BJP than these in Section 1 given the area’s vital Muslim and Dalit inhabitants, the approaching collectively of the SP and the RLD, and the efficiency of Opposition events in previous elections.
In 2017, the area — which has western UP districts equivalent to Moradabad, Saharanpur, Bijnore, Amroha and districts in direction of central UP equivalent to Badaun and Shahjahanpur — noticed the BJP getting the utmost seats (38 out of 55) because the occasion rode a Modi wave and a bitterly polarised marketing campaign. The Samajwadi Social gathering (SP) gained 15 seats in 2017, the Congress as an ally of the SP gained two seats, whereas the BSP drew a clean. A complete of 11 Muslim candidates gained from the area — all from SP. The Akhilesh Yadav-led SP was runner-up on 27 seats, the BJP on 13 and the BSP on 11. In 2012, when the SP gained a majority within the state, it gained 27 seats on this area and the BJP eight.
Within the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, when the SP, BSP and RLD contested collectively, the BSP had gained 4 of the 11 seats — Amroha, Bijnor, Nagina and Saharanpur — whereas SP gained Rampur, Moradabad and Sambhal. These seven seats cowl no less than 35 Meeting constituencies.
Stating that the primary part of polling within the state falls on a Sunday, the All Tribal College students’ Union Manipur (ATSUM) and the Kuki Inpi Manipur (KIM) have urged the Election Fee of India (ECI) to reschedule the election date.
The primary part of polling in Manipur is scheduled to be held on February 27, which is a Sunday.
Members of tribal communities, who represent about 43% of the state’s inhabitants, are predominantly Christians. ATSUM has stated that Sundays are thought-about to be sacred by the Christian group and it’s a day of relaxation and worship for them.