Moradabad seat is going to witness the fight between SP and BJP

On the 14th of this month, voters will go to the polls in Moradabad for the second round of the state assembly election.

Ankit Awasthi
Published on: 12 Feb 2022 10:20 AM GMT
Moradabad seat is going to witness the fight between SP and BJP
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The brass city of Moradabad, which prioritizes polarisation politics above fundamental concerns and development, is set to see a split struggle between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Samajwadi Party (SP) alliance in six assembly seats in the next elections. On the 14th of this month, voters will go to the polls in Moradabad for the second round of the state assembly election.

In an effort to dismantle this fort, the BJP has committed all of its resources. If you look at the data, the SP won four of the six seats in the Moradabad district in the 2012 elections, and the SP won four seats in the 2017 elections, despite the Modi wave, demonstrating its ability to make its presence known in the area. After 15 years, the BJP has finally won the elections in Moradabad Sadar and Kanth. The task will be very difficult this time. Currently, the SP seems to be in a good position in this region due to the religious polarization of voters.

The Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) of Jayant Chaudhary and the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) have never had any impact on The Pital Nagri. The total number of electors in the district's six assembly seats (Moradabad Nagar, Moradabad Dehat Kanth Khilari, Thakurdwara, and Kunderki) is 15,99,891, with 857792 male voters and 741933 female voters (Moradabad Dehat Kanth Khilari, Thakurdwara, and Kunderki). Six seats are up for grabs, and 66 people are running for them. The SP considers itself secure in Muslim-majority seats, but in the new political environment, the BJP and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) are attempting to overtake the SP in the electoral contest.

The BJP now has two seats in the district, including Koth and Moradabad Sadar, while the Samajwadi Party holds the other four seats, including Moradabad Dehat, Bilari, Kunderki, and Thakurdwara, according to the latest available figures. There is a question being asked in political corridors right now about what Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath did that caused voters to dislike him, and then about what SP President Akhilesh Yadav did that caused Yogi Adityanath to resign and hand over power to Akhilesh Yadav during the second phase of elections.

An intriguing development has occurred in the Moradabad power war of 2022. The Hindu-Muslim division dominates the electorate in this area. Observations from the first round of voting indicate that the commotion in this city will only grow in the coming weeks and months. Also running in this election is a hijab and a gamchha, to name a few items. Everything, from Aurangzeb to Jinnah to Kashi Mathura, is being entangled. The SP and the BJP seem to be in a tight race in Moradabad, with four major parties, including the Congress and the BSP, perhaps in contention. There will be no respite in religious polarisation in the second round of voting, which will take place on February 14.

According to the leaders, nationalism, polarisation issues, and castes are all being used in the rallies to further their agenda. Also putting them through their paces is the electorate itself. However, given the election atmosphere so far, it can be said that the emphasis here is on religious polarisation, which is being speculated to be beneficial to the SP. They are also tossing pebbles into the frozen lake in an attempt to understand the wind. Meanwhile, the SP-BSP is assessing the work done by its government, the BJP is also assessing both its own efforts and those made by its opponents to bring them into line.

Ankit Awasthi

Ankit Awasthi

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