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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Lok Sabha results of Lucknow Parliamentary Seat



Last Updated on April 1 2014

Contesting Candidates for Lucknow Lok Sabha Elections 2014
While the BJP president Rajnath Singh is the party candidate for Lucknow Lok Sabha seat, Congress has fielded 2009 runner up Rita Bahuguna Joshi who was defeated by Lal Ji Tandon of BJP by a margin of 40901 votes. Samajwadi Party (SP) has fielded Abhishek Mishra, a minister in the Akhilesh Yadav government in Uttar Pradesh. BSP has nominated Nakul Dubey to take on Rajnath.  

Lucknow Lok Sabha Polls Results 2014

 
Party
Candidate
Votes Polled
% of Votes Polled
BJP
Rajnath Singh
174951
Congress  
Rita Bahuguna Joshi
119351
BSP
Nakul Dubey
25930
SP
Abhishek Mishra
21620


Lucknow Lok Sabha seat has been won for the last six times by the BJP. Atal Bihari Vajpayee won for five times from 1991 to 2004. Lal Ji Tandon is the current Member of Parliament from this parliamentary constituency in Uttar Pradesh.

In the first Lok Sabha elections after Independence Lucknow seat went to Vijaya Laxmi Pandit. Subsequently in the next Lok Sabha elections Pulin Behari Banerji, B. K. Dhaon, Anand Narain Mulla, Sheela Kaul Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna, Mandhata Singh and Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Lal Ji Tandon went on to win the seat.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee made his electoral debut in a by-election to this constituency in 1955 after Vijaya Laxmi Pandit vacated the seat. He also contested the general elections in 1957 and 1962 from this seat. However, it took him three decades to capture the imagination of the voters of Lucknow when he won the seat in 1991. Later on various prominent candidates including Raj Babbar Muzaffar Ali, Dr Karn Singh and Ram Jethmalani tried to pierce the stranglehold of Atal on Lucknow turf in different elections but failed.

The only surprise result from Lucknow parliamentary constituency came in 1967 when and Independent candidate Anand Narain Mulla rested the seat from Congress which was riding high on popularity at that time.

Lucknow witnesses very low percent of voting. Barring 1996, the last nine Lok Sabha elections to the Seat have reported less than 50 percent of polling.

In the first Lok Sabha elections held in 1952, Lucknow seat went to Vijay Laxmi Pandit of Congress who defeated Har Govind Dayal of Bhartiya Jan Sangh (BJS). Vijay Laxmi polled 69.17 per cent of votes. 

In the Second Lok Sabha elections held in 1957, Atal Bihari Vajpayee of BJS was defeated by Pulin Behari Banerji of Congress by more than 12000 votes. Pulin Behari Banerji secured 69519 votes and Vajpayee got 57034 votes.

In the general elections in 1962, Atal Bihari Vajpayee once again tasted defeat at the hands of B. K. Dhaon of Congress who received 116637 votes as against former’s 86620 votes.

In 1967 Lok Sabha General elections Independent candidate Anand Narain Mulla  defeated V. R. Mohan
of Congress by 20972 votes. Anand Narain received 92535 votes and the Congress candidate got 71563. R. C. Sharma of BJS came third with 60291 votes.

In 1971 general elections, Sheela Kaul, who won the Lucknow parliamentary seat for three times, defeated Purshottam Das Kapoor of BJS by polling 71.61 per cent of votes as against the latter’s 21.70 per cent.

In 1977 Lok Sabha elections it was Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna of Janata Party who contested on the symbol of Bhartiya Lok Dal dealt a crushing defeat to Sheela Kaul by polling 72.99 percent of votes.  Sheela Kaul has to remain content with 23.19 per cent.

Thanks to the failed Janata experiment, Sheila Kaul of Congress romped home to victory by defeating Mahmood Butt of Janata Party by 30328 votes in 1980 Lok Sabha polls.

In 1984 Lok Sabha elections which were held following Indira Gandhi’s assassination, Congress won 83 out of 85 seats in Uttar Pradesh (Uttrakhand was part of Uttar Pradesh at that time. Hence the number of Lok Sabha seats in the state was 85 instead of present 80). Sheila Kaul, the Congress candidate, succeeded in defeating Mohd. Yunus Saleem of Lok Dal who received 47140 as against the former’s 169260 votes. Lal Ji Tandon, the current BJP MP of Lucknow, came third with 36973 votes.

In 1989 Lok Sabha elections Mandhata Singh of Janta Dal, wo was supported by BJP, defeated DAUJI of Congress by polling 110433 votes as against the latter’s Dauji’s 95137 votes. Balraj Madhok, the co-founder of BJS, came third with 73839 votes.

In 1991 Lok Sabha elections, Atal Bihari Vajpayee of BJP won the Lucknow parliamentary seat by defeating Ranjeet Singh of Congress by polling 50.90 per cent of votes. The congress candidate and Mandhata Singh of Janata Dal received 20.26 and 5.84 per cent of votes.

In 1996 Lok Sabha elections, the nearest rival of Vajpayee was film star Raj Babbar of Samajwadi Party who received 36.55 per cent of votes as against Vajpayee’s 52.25 per cent.  Ved Prakash Grover of Bahujan Samaj party came third by polling 5.69 per cent. Congress was relegated to fourth position with a mere 2.52 per cent.

In 1998 Lok Sabha elections, Samajwadi party fielded Bollywood personality Muzaffar Ali to take on Vajpayee who crushed a convincing defeat to him by 216263 votes. Vajpayee polled 57.82 per cent of votes while the SP candidate received 28.86 per cent votes.

In 1999 Lok Sabha elections, Dr Karan Singh of Congress managed to give a fight to Vajpayee who once again won the Lucknow Lok Sabha seat by by a margin of 123624 votes.  Vajpayee received 362709 votes while Dr Karan Singh got 239085 votes.

In 2004 Lok Sabha elections, Vajpayee won the Lucknow Lok Sabha seat by a margin of 218327 votes.  He defeated his nearest rival Madhu Gupta of SP. Ram Jethmalani who contested the seat as an Independent supported by Congress came third by securing 57685 votes.

In 2009 Lok Sabha polls, Lal Ji Tandon of BJP defeated Rita Bahuguna Joshi of Congress by a margin of 40901 votes. While Tandon received 204028 votes, Rita Bahuguna Joshi, daughter of Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna and sister of Uttrakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna, received 163127 votes.

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