Noorpur seat of UP was vacant after the demise of BJP MLA Lokendra Chauhan in a car accident in February. Here BJP has fielded his wife Avni Singh against the Opposition candidate of Samajwadi party’s Naeemul Hassan. There are 3.06 lakh voters in Noorpur according to the Election Commission. Total 10 candidates contested the elections. A total of 2056 polling booths were made for voting. During the election, several booths received complaints about EVM machine faulty. After losing the Gorakhpur and Phoolpur seats, Winning the election on this seat for BJP now has become a matter of prestige. In this seat, Neimul Hassan was contesting the election not only with the BSP’s support, but also he was getting the Support of RLD, Congress, Aam Aadmi Party, and some other local parties.
Defeat in this seat might damage the BJP’s Tune for the upcoming 2019 Loksabha Elections. As they lost the LS Seats in UP(Gorakhpur and Phulpur), Rajasthan and West Bengal in By-polls. In Bihar, BJP has gotten the closest defeat by RJD Candidate. Currently, BJP and its Allies have 325 seats in UP Assembly including (312 BJP, 9AD(S), and 4 SBSP). While the Opposition Party Samajwadi Party has 47 MLAs in UP Assembly. However, Victory in Noorpur, will not affect the work of assembly, but it could be a game changer for Opposition Parties just before 2019 LS Elections as SP-BSP has decided to contest the 2019-Election together.
Main candidate in Noorpur Assembly
- BJP: Avni Singh
- SP: Nimul Hasan
- Counting: 31 May 2018
- Total Voter: 269545
- Men: 146996
- Female: 122546
Voting has been cast in by-elections in four Lok Sabha seats and 10 assembly seats on Monday (May 28). There are general elections to be held in 2019 and this bye-election is being considered as a semi-final of 2019 General Elections. This will know the extent of the public’s attitude about the ruling BJP Government as well the Third-Front Alliance, who is in rumors since last month(when Mamta officially met with leading opposition leaders in Delhi). The 4 Lok Sabha seats in which the bye-elections was held include Karaina of UP, Bhandara-Gondiya, and Palghar in Maharashtra and the only Lok Sabha seat of Nagaland. Meanwhile, complaints of the electronic voting machine (EVM) have been found malfunctioned in many polling stations. And once again, opposition parties alleged BJP for tampering.
सुना है उपचुनावों में EVM ख़ास तौर पर गुजरात से मँगाए गए थे. लगता है सूरत अब सिर्फ़ कपड़े बनाने का ही नहीं, सरकार बनाने का भी काम करने लगा है.
— Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) May 29, 2018