Azamgarh is one of the 80 Lok Sabha constituencies in Uttar Pradesh. It comprises 5 assembly constituencies and 1 district.
The Azamgarh Lok Sabha seat has witnessed several winning candidates and parties since its inception.
Azamgarh Parliamentary Constituency has seen a variety of winners since its inception in 1952.
The first winner was Algu Rai Shastri from the Indian National Congress in 1952, followed by Kalika Singh and Ram Harakh Yadav in 1957 and 1962. The next two elections held in 1967 and 1971 saw INC winning the seat again with Chandrajit Yadav at the helm in both times. The Janata Party’s Ram Naresh Yadav won in 1977, while Mohsina Kidwai of the Indian National Congress (I) emerged victorious in 1978. Chandrajit Yadav won again in 1980, and Santosh Singh of the Indian National Congress claimed victory in 1984. In 1989, Ram Krishna Yadav of the Bahujan Samaj Party won, followed by Chandrajit Yadav of the Janata Dal in 1991.
Samajwadi Party’s Ramakant Yadav won in 1996 while Akbar Ahmad of the Bahujan Samaj Party won in 1998. SP’s Ramakant Yadav managed to win the 1999 elections and followed it with another win but this time representing BSP. Bharatiya Janata Party’s Ramakant Yadav emerged victorious in 2009, followed by Mulayam Singh Yadav of the Samajwadi Party in 2014. Akhilesh Yadav won the seat for the Samajwadi Party in 2019, while Dinesh Lal Yadav of the Bharatiya Janata Party won in 2022 by-poll elections.
When it comes to success rate in the Azamgarh Lok Sabha seat, INC had the highest rate at 30%, followed by BSP and SP at 20% each. Among other prominent parties, BJP managed a 10% success rate with most of its success coming in recent years.
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