Varanasi North (Assembly constituency)

Varanasi North is a constituency of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly covering the city of Varanasi North in the Varanasi district of Uttar Pradesh, India.

Varanasi North
Constituency of
Incumbent MLARavindra Jaiswal
Political PartyBharatiya Janta Party
Elected Year2017
Constituency Details
StateUttar Pradesh
DistrictVaranasi
ReservationNone

Varanasi North is one of five assembly constituencies in the Varanasi (Lok Sabha constituency). Since 2008, this assembly constituency is numbered 388 amongst 403 constituencies.

As of now, this seat belongs to Bharatiya Janta Party candidate Ravindra Jaiswal who won in 2017 Uttar Pradesh Legislative Elections by defeating Indian National Congress candidate Abdul Samad Ansari by a margin of 45,502 votes.[1]

Members of Legislative AssemblyEdit

Year Member Political Party
1951 Sheikh Abdul Samad Indian National Congress
1951 Lal Bahadur Singh Indian National Congress
1957 Abdus Samad Indian National Congress
1962 Vishwanath Prasad Bharatiya Jan Sangh
1967 Vishwanath Prasad Bharatiya Jan Sangh
1969 Shankar Prasad Jaiswal Bharatiya Jan Sangh
1974 Shafiur Rahman Ansari Indian National Congress
1977 Mushtaq Ahmad Janata Party
1980 Shafiur Rahman Ansari Indian National Congress (I)
1985 Shafiur Rahman Ansari Indian National Congress
1989 Amarnath Yadav Bharatiya Janata Party
1991 Amarnath Yadav Bharatiya Janata Party
1993 Amarnath Yadav Bharatiya Janata Party
1996 Abdul Kalam Samajwadi Party
2002 Abdul Kalam Samajwadi Party
2005 Rabiya Kalam Samajwadi Party
2007 Abdul Samad Ansari Samajwadi Party
2012 Ravindra Jaiswal Bharatiya Janata Party
2017 Ravindra Jaiswal Bharatiya Janata Party

Election resultsEdit

U. P. Legislative Assembly Election, 2017: Varanasi North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BJP Ravindra Jaiswal 1,16,017 50.95
INC Abdul Samad Ansari 70,515 30.97
BSP Sujeet Kumar Maurya 32,574 14.30
Independent Sujeet Singh Teeka 1,957 0.86
Independent Dr. Ashok Kumar Singh 1,075 0.47
NOTA None of the Above 1,115 0.49
Majority 45,502 19.98
Turnout 2,27,796 59.23
BJP hold Swing
U. P. Legislative Assembly Election, 2012: Varanasi North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BJP Ravindra Jaiswal 47,980 26.49
BSP Sujeet Kumar Maurya 45,644 25.20
SP Abdul Samad Ansari 37,434 20.67
INC Rabiya Kalam 31,029 17.13
QED Ravikant Singh 4,709 2.60
Majority 2,336 1.29
Turnout 1,81,126 52.24
BJP gain from SP Swing
U. P. Legislative Assembly Election, 2007: Varanasi North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SP Haji Abdul Samad Ansari 26,544 29.85
BJP Dr. Shivnath Yadav 24,345 27.37
Independent Rabiya Kalam 17,652 19.85
BSP Vijay Prakash Gupta 7,349 8.26
INC Sheikh Mohammad Shamim 4,068 4.57
Majority 2,199 2.48
Turnout 88,919 31.86
SP hold Swing
U. P. Legislative Assembly By Election, 2005: Varanasi North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SP Rabiya Kalam 48,862 51.43
BJP Ravindra Jaiswal 32,864 34.59
INC Dr. Wakil Ahmed Ansari 9,207 9.69
BSP Kunwar Pramod Singh 1,953 2.05
AD Mohammad Rafique Ansari 588 0.61
Majority 15,998 16.84
Turnout 95,005 32.80
SP hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Assembly result 2017". Elections.in. Retrieved 25 August 2017.