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Sitting MLA Mohammad Yusuf Ansari loses Moradabad Nagar elections by just 618 votes

Saturday March 11, 2017 7:41 PM, ummid.com & Agencies

Moradabad Nagar
[Jubiliant BJP activists in victory march in Moradabad Nagar.]

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Samajwadi Party (SP) sitting MLA from Moradabad Nagar Assembly constituency Mohammad Yusuf Ansari lost the 2017 elections by just 618 votes, according to the results announced by the State Election Commission Saturday.

Yusuf Ansari polled a total of 76,337 votes. But, polling 76,955 votes, Ritesh Kumar Gupta of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) dislodged him from the Moradabad Nagar assembly seat.

Interestingly, the AIMIM candidate Shahabuddin bagged 104 votes.

Mouammaad Yusuf Ansari had won the 2012 state elections securing 88,341 votes.

Elsewhere in the state, the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) has maintained its lead over rival parties in Uttar Pradesh. The BJP has so far won more than 200 seats and is leading in 124 others.

The Samajwadi Party-Congress combine is leading in 57 seats whereas BSP is leading in just 19 seats.

Owaisi's AIMIM which contested on 38 seats is not in race anywhere in Uttar Pradesh.

Live Updates:
06:40 PM
Imran Masood of Congress, who was arrested in a hate speech case, has lost the 2017 Uttar Pradesh elections contesting from the Nakur assembly seat, according to the results announced by the Election Commission Saturday afternoon.

Imran Masood lost the election to BJP's Dr Dharam Singh Saini by over 4,000 votes.

Imran Masood polled a total of 90,318 votes. But, bagging 94,375 votes Dr Saini emerged victorious in Nakur assembly seat. In Nakur, Navin Choudhary of BSP polled 65,328 and paved the way for the victory of the BJP candidate.

Imran Masood contested the 2014 Lok Sabha electiona and secured 4.10 lack votes but got defeated by BJP's Raghav Lakhanpal. However, his image was tarnished when in March 2014, a video clip surfaced in which he was seen threatening the BJP's Prime-ministerial Candidate, Narendra Modi.

Masood's partisans claim that this clip was six months old and had been deliberately leaked to polarize the electorate ahead of the Lok Sabha election. But, he was arrested by Police for his hate speech against Narendra Modi on 29 March 2014.

Imran Masood has served as the Chairman of Saharanpur's Municipal Council and MLA in the UP state assembly.

06:00 PM
Sitting MLA Sibgatullah Ansari of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) lost the Mohammadabad assembly constituency to the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Alka Rai. Alka Rai defeated Sibgatullah Ansari in straight fight.

According to the eclection results declared by the State Election Commission today afternoon, Sibgatullah Ansari polled a total of 89,429 votes. However, he could not fight with Alka Rai of BJP who bagged a total of 122,156 votes.

Sibgatullah Ansari was the sitting MLA from the Mohammadabad assembly seat. He had won the 2012 election as QED candidate securing 66,922 votes.

05:30 PM
Senior Samajwadi Party (SP) leader, Founder of Mohammad Ali Jauhar University Rampur and Minister in Akhilesh Singh Yadav government in Uttar Pradesh, has won the Rampur assembly seat by over 45,000 votes, according to the results announced by the state election commission Saturday.

Azam Khan was trailing in initial rounds. However, he later picked up pace and maintained the huge till the end.

As per the final result announced by the Election Commission, Azam Khan bagged a total of 102,100 votes defeating his nearest rival Shiv Bahadur Saxena of BJP who got 55,258.

Dr Tanveer Ahmad Khan of the Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) came third with a total vote of 54,248.

Azam Khan is representing Rampur since more than a decade. In 2012 state elections, he had bagged a total of 95,772 votes.

03:30 PM
Choudhary Nahid Hasan of Samajwadi Party (SP) who contested the 2017 Uttar Pradesh elections from the Kairana seat in Western UP, has won his seat, according to the results announced by the state election commission today afternoon.

Nahid Hasan defeated his nearest rival Mriganka Singh of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP).

Kairana assembly seat was represented by controversial BJP leader Hukum Singh. Nahid Hasan has been a MLA for one term. In Oct 2014, Nahid Hasan was elected in office after sitting member Hukum Singh got elected to the 16th Lok Sabha.

The city was in news recently when allegations were raised that Hindus of the city are migrating fearing violence by the majority Muslims.

12:55 PM
In an interesting election results today in Uttar Pradesh, Brijesh Singh of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) has won the Deoband assembly seat. Deoband, known for famous Islamic seminary Darul Uloom, is dominated by Muslims.

Brijesh Singh, reportedly a mafia don turned politician, defeated Majid Ali of Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP), Maviya Ali of Congress-Samajwdai Party (SP) combine and Bhupeshwar Tyagi of Ajit SIngh's RLD in Deoband of Western UP.

Maviya Ali has been a MLA for one term. He represented the Deoband constituency and is a member of the Indian National Congress political party. Ali was elected during the by-election held in Feb 2016 after the sitting member Rajendra Singh Rana died in Oct 2015.

In the 2012 assembly elections, the BSP won this constituency by 17,113 votes. Jagpal, the winning candidate, got 80,670 votes. The runner-up was Ch. Abdul Wahid of Congress who got 63,557 votes. The voter turnout was 73.80%.

11:15 AM
Latest trends available at 11:15 am showed the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) is continueing its victory march in Uttar Pradesh, leading in 305 of the total 403 seats. This is the first time BJP will form a government of its own in Uttar Pradesh.

The ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) allied with the Congress ahead of the UP polls. Together the two parties are leading in 72 seats. The BSP is ahead in 18 seats. Four of the AIMIM candidates were leading but none of them in race. The AIMIM is contesting on a total of 38 seats in Uttar Pradesh.

Trends also showed Mukthar Ansari of Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) who was earlier leading in Maunath Bhanjan, is now trailing behind his rivals. Abbas Ansari, who is also contesting the election as BSP candidate and was leading in Ghosi, is now trailing.

According to the trends at 11:15 am, Azam Khan of Samajwadi Party, who was trailing in Rampur, is now leading. Imran Masood, the firebrand leader of Congress, was trailing in initial rounds. He is now ahead of his rivals

10:15 AM
Latest trends available at 10:15 am showed the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) on road to winning clear majority in Uttar Pradesh, leading in 274 of the total 403 seats.

The ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) allied with the Congress ahead of the UP polls. Together the two parties are leading in 72 seats. The BSP is ahead in 25 seats whereas the AIMIM is leading in 04 assembly constituencies.

Asadudidn Owaisi led Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leading in 04 assembly seats of Uttar Pradesh. The AIMIM is contesting Uttar Pradesh elections for the first time. The 04 assembly constituncies where the AIMIM candidates are leading include Sambhal, Moradabad Cant., Khaleelabad and Menhdhawal.

Haji Tafseer Khan is AIMIM candidate in Khalilabad whereas Ziaur Rehman is party candidate in Sambhal and Tabish Khan is contesting as AIMIM candidate in Menhdhawal. The AIMIM is contesting on a total of 38 seats in Uttar Pradesh.

Trends also showed Mukthar Ansari of Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) is leading in Maunath Bhanjan and Abbas Ansari, who is also contesting the election as BSP candidate is leading in Ghosi.

According to the trends Azam Khan of Samajwadi Party is trailing in Rampur. Also facing defeat is Imran Masood, the firebrand leader of Congress.

These are just trends. Counting of votes in the two constituencies are still underway.

09:45 AM
Latest trends available at 09:45 am showed Asadudidn Owaisi led Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leading in 04 assembly seats of Uttar Pradesh. The AIMIM is contesting Uttar Pradesh elections for the first time.

The 04 assembly constituncies where the AIMIM candidates are leading include Sambhal, Moradabad Cant., Khaleelabad and Menhdhawal.

Haji Tafseer Khan is AIMIM candidate in Khalilabad whereas Ziaur Rehman is party candidate in Sambhal and Tabish Khan is contesting as AIMIM candidate in Menhdhawal. The AIMIM is contesting on a total of 38 seats in Uttar Pradesh.

Trends also showed Mukthar Ansari of Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) is leading in Maunath Bhanjan and Abbas Ansari, who is also contesting the election as BSP candidate is leading in Ghosi.

According to the trends Azam Khan of Samajwadi Party is trailing in Rampur. Also facing defeat is Imran Masood, the firebrand leader of Congress.

These are just ternds. Counting of votes in the two constituencies are still underway.

09:30 AM
Latest trends available at 09:30 am showed Mukthar Ansari of Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) is leading in Maunath Bhanjan.

The trends also showed that Abbas Ansari, who is also contesting the election as BSP candidate is leading in Ghosi.

09:00 AM
Senior Samajwadi Party (SP) leader and a minister in Akhilesh Singh government is trailing in Rampur assembly constituency, election trends available at 09:00 15 am showed today.

Also trending is Imran Masood, the firebrand leader of the Congress party. Imran Masood is contesting 2017 UP elections from Nakur assembly seat.

09:00 AM
The trends of the 182 of the total 403 seats available at 09:00 am showed that the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) is performing as per the predictions of Exit Polls. Trends showed the party leading in 101 seats.

Trends at 09:00 am also showed the Smajwadi Party/Congress combine ahead in 45 seats and Mayawati's BSP leading in 31 seats. Others are ahead in 07 seats.

08:45 AM
The trends available at 08:45 am showed, the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) leading in 53 seats, the Smajwadi Party/Congress combine ahead in 26 seats and Mayawati's BSP leading in 18 seats.

08:34 AM
Early leads show the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Samajwadi Party/Congress combine in neck and neck battle in Uttar Pradesh, and Mayawati's BSP struggling at the third position.

The ternds available at 08:30 am showed BJP leading on 31 seats, including Shamli, while the Samajwadi Party/Congress combine is ahead in 20 assembly areas.

Trends also showed that the BSP is leading on 10 assembly seats.

08:20 AM
Early leads show the Bhartiya Janata Party leading in 05, including Shamli, while the Samajwadi Party/Congress combine is ahead in 03 assembly areas.

Trends also showed that the BSP is leading on 02 assembly seats.

Earlier, counting votes began at 75 centres across 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh amid tight security. The process began with counting of postal votes.

08:00 AM
Counting of votes in Uttar Pradesh, where Samajwadi Party (SP) is ruling since last five years with Akhilesh Singh Yadav as Chief Minister, started today at 08:00 am.

As per the Election Commission guidelines, the process began with counting of postal votes.

The trends and results will soon start coming as the first round of voting is expected to be completed by about 08:30 am.

06: 45 AM
Counting of votes for the high- stakes assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh and four other Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur states will start today i.e. Saturday March 11, 2017 exactky at 08:00 am.

According to the election commission, the process in Uttar Pradesh will begin with counting of postal votes and trends are expected to be available by 09:00 am. By 12 noon, a final picture could emerge on who would be the major players in the state.

The counting of vote will take place at 75 centres in Uttar Pradesh. The entire process will be completed by late evening, the state election commission said.

According to Election Commission guidelines, half-an-hour after the postal ballots are counted, the process of counting of EVM votes begins.

The 'ballot unit' is switched on in the presence of senior poll officials and counting agents of candidates and the result command keyed in to get the results per machine.

Where a paper trail audit or 'voter-verified paper audit trail' (VVPAT) has been used, the counting agent can call for a count of the paper slips in the drop box attached to the voting machine, but a final count is taken by the returning officer.

Once the results are declared, the names of the winning candidates will find mention in the gazette. The gazette notification will initiate the process to form the next legislative assemblies in the states.

Exit polls by various news channel released on Thursday had predicted a hung assembly in Uttar Pradesh. While most of the Exit Polls have given the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) a lead and pridcted that it will emerge as the single largest party, some including BBC News in their Exit Polls have predicted Samajwadi Party - Congress alliance ending as the single largest party.

Almost all the Exit Polls have put Mayawati's Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) at third position.

The other important player in Uttar Pradesh are Ajit Singh's RLD and Asaduddin Owaisi's All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM).

While the RLD has fielded candidates in Jat dominated Western Uttar Pradesh, AIMIM is contesting election in 38 assembly areas mostly dominated by Muslims.

The BJP, Congress, Samajwdai Party (SP) and Bahujan Samawajdi Party (BSP) all the leading players in Uttar Pradesh are exuding confidence of their victory and are upbeat about forming the next government.

If Chief Minister Akhilesh Singh Yadav who is heading the SP government in Uttar Pradesh is confident of retaining power, BSP Chief Mayawati is also eyeing a comeback in the state after five years.

The BJP is trying all its best to stake its claim in Uttar Pradesh. Prime Minister Modi led the BJP campaign during the 7-phase election and is hoping to win as many seats as possible in the key state where it had won 73 of the total 80 seats in the 2014 General elections.

In 2012 elections, Samajwadi Party (SP) won 224 of the total 403 seats and formed the government. BSP was second with 80 seats, BJP was next with 47 seats and Congress and others had respectively won 28 and 24 seats.

 


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