The political scenario at Kasganj
Kasganj is a semi-urban area of the doab area of Uttar Pradesh. Located in the Etah Lok Sabha constituency it is categorized as constituency number 100. The Kasganj election is a major arena of discussion at present given the fact that 10 March 2022 is the date of counting of polls in the above-said area.
This year, this constituency saw a competition between many eligible electoral candidates and many of the candidates were males, females, and people of third and other genders.
The Kasganj elections took place in phase 3 of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections on 20 February 2022.
The results of the Kasganj election are going to be important in the Uttar Pradesh election as whoever wins the Kasganj election gets to form the 2022 to 2027 cabinet in Uttar Pradesh.
The list of candidates from the major parties that competed in the Kasganj election are:
Mohd Arif, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP); Kuldeep Kumar, Indian National Congress (INC); Devendra Singh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP); Man Pal Singh, Samajwadi Party (SP); Avdhesh, India Janshakti Party (IJP); Indrapal, Rashtriya Surya Prakash Party (RSUPP); Prabhoo Dayal Rajpoot, Aazad Samaj Party (Kanshi Ram) (ASPKR); Manpal, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP); Rubi, Bahujan Mukti Party (BJMP); Narendra Kumar, Independent (IND); Prem Singh, Independent (IND).
The Kasganj constituency is a major stronghold of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Since the 1977 elections, BJP has won from the Kasganj constituency four times.
While BJP has a strike rate of 67%, SP has a strike rate of 33% as it won twice from the area.
Who is lively to win from the Kasganj constituency?
That whichever political party wins from the Kasganj constituency gets to form the Uttar Pradesh government at Lucknow. The Kasganj area is dominated by a majority of Hindu pandit population who want BJP to form the government at Lucknow by winning from Kasganj.
The majority of the population is seen to keep trust in BJP which had won the legislative assembly elections that happened in 2017.
Kasganj’s Soron Ji is considered to be a sacred place as it is the birthplace of the creator of Ramacharitamanasa, Tulsidas. People from Soron Ji thus want BJP to win from Kasganj as they have always looked up to BJP’s ideology of integrating the country as a Hindu Rashtra, eradicating corruption, and taking charge during the Covid-19 crisis.
The BJP government has played a great role in preventing rapes and has ensured the safety of women in the constituency as said by locals. However, the state, particularly Kasganj lacks other basic facilities such as electricity and water.
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What BJP and SP have for Kasganj?
Although Samajwadi Party has promised to bring free electricity to Kasganj, the BJP manifesto has not talked about any such issue.
Thus a section of the Kasganj population wants the BJP government to be replaced by someone who would work for the development of the area and its people.
The majority of the people at present are seen to keep their faith in the BJP government because people say that the existing BJP government has done approximately 80% of developmental work in the entire state.
In 2017, Devendra Singh Rajput from BJP won the election from Kasganj with a majority of 46.3% votes while Samajwadi Party lost by a margin of 52,030 votes.
The wait is almost over now and the morning of 10 March 2022 will clarify everything as whichever party wins from Kasganj will