Parliamentary Constituency Watch: Jaunpur 


Jaunpur Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 80 Lok Sabha constituencies in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It comprises 5 assembly constituencies and a district.   


Designated as a General Constituency.    

Voter Turnout   

Jaunpur Electoral Turnout Rates

During the 2014 elections, the total number of electors was 18,48,842 and the turnout stood at 54.47%, in real numbers- 10,07,143 voters. 2019 witnessed a turnout increase; out of the 18,67,976 electors, 55.76% of voters exercised their constitutional rights. In real numbers- 10,40,652 voters.   

Representation and Results    

Party Wise Vote Share

2019’s parliamentary election winner, BSP’s Shyam Singh Yadav gained a vote share of 50.10% and defeated BJP’s Krishna Pratap Singh whose vote share stood at 42.30%. The other prominent candidates in the fray were INC’s Deo Vrat Mishra with a vote share of 2.60% and MADP’s Ajay Kumar Sharma with 0.60% of vote share.  

Voting History –2014 & 2019   


Party Wise Shift in Votes

In 2014, BJP won the constituency and earned 3,67,149 votes followed by 4,40,192 votes in the 2019 election victory. On the other hand, BSP garnered 2,20,839 votes in 2014 and 5,21,128 votes in the 2019 elections.    

Parties at helm through the years  

Overview of Indian national elections from 1952 to 2019, detailing the political parties that secured victories during each election cycle. 

In 1952, the Indian National Congress (INC) emerged victorious, and this trend continued in the 1957 and 1967 elections. However, in 1962, the Bharatiya Jana Sangh (BJS) secured a notable win. A by-election in 1963 favored INC. The 1971 election again saw INC coming to power. In 1977, the Janata Party (JP) claimed victory, followed by another win in 1980.  

   Timeline of Winning Parties

The INC regained power in 1984. In 1989, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) gained prominence, and in 1991, the Janata Dal (JD) took the lead. BJP secured victory in 1996 and 1999, while the Samajwadi Party (SP) won in 1998 and 2004. The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) emerged victorious in 2009 before the BJP claimed power in 2014. The 2019 election saw BSP regained the power in the constituency. 

 Party-wise success rate  

 Success Rate

In terms of the success rate in securing the Jaunpur Lok Sabha seat, INC and BJP had exhibited complete dominance with a success rate standing at 33% and 22% respectively. Among other parties, BSP and SP each observed a strike rate of 11%.  

Gender Wise Distribution of Contestants 

During the 2009 elections, there were 16 contestants, out of which 14 were males and 2 females, in percentage- 88% and 12% respectively. In 2014, the total number of contestants increased to 21 and all the participants were males. 

Gender Wise Distribution of Candidates

In 2019, on the other hand, the total number of contestants was 20 whereby 18 were males and 2 females, in percentage that is 90% and 10% respectively. 

Gender wise voter turnout 

In 2009, out of a total of 16,61,800 electors, 7,63,984 voters cast their ballots. Of the 8,96,314 male electors, 3,96,108 participated in the election, constituting a turnout rate of 44%. There were 7,65,486 female electors and of that, 3,67,876 chose to vote with a turnout rate of 48%.  

In 2014, there are 18,48,842 people who are eligible to vote and 10,07,143 of them chose to exercise their right to vote. Out of these, 10,02,938 were male electors and 8,45,904 were female electors. 53% of male electors (5,27,542) and 57% of female electors (4,79,601) cast their ballots. 

   Gender Wise Voter Turnout

 The total count of electors in 2019 was 18,67,976 out of which 10,38,560 chose to cast their ballot in the parliamentary elections. Out of 9,91,056 male electors, only 52% voted which is 5,20,123 male voters in real numbers. On the other hand, the voter turnout for females stood at 59% which translates to 5,19,437 voters out of a total of 8,76,825 female electors in real number.     

In 2017, transgender people were included as a separate category of the third gender in electoral rolls. There were 95 electors belonging to the third gender category in the parliamentary constituency during the 2019 elections. And none of them exercised their newly granted constitutional right to vote. 

Gender-Wise Literacy Rate 

We are taking a peek at the gender-wise literacy rate of the Jaunpur district which is part of the Jaunpur parliamentary constituency as literacy is considered an essential indicator of the socioeconomic development of the region.  

Gender Wise Literacy Rate

Jaunpur District 

The 2011 census of India has pegged the overall literacy rate of the Jaunpur district at 61%. Gender-wise, the male literacy rate in the district is 70% whereas, for females, the literacy rate stands at 51%. 

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