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Amethi Election Result Analysis

As the people's mandate together resonated around a dwindling presence of the Congress in the general elections 2014, one of the star constituencies this election season was the Congress bastion of Rahul Gandhi. Gandhi, the Congress Vice-President, remained the sitting member of Parliament from Amethi for the last decade, before which his mother, Congress President Sonia Gandhi represented this seat.

Even more significant is the fact that Rahul's father and former Prime Minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi represented Amethi for more than a decade, beginning in the 1980s. In other words therefore, in the democratic setup that independent India presented, Amethi has been a symbolism of the Gandhi dynastic lineage. Yet this seat came under severe threat while the counting of votes for the 2014 general elections was underway.

Gandhi won the Amethi seat (408651 votes) defeating his closest rival Smriti Irani (300748 votes) of the BJP by only a vote margin of 1.07 lakh votes. Rahul Gandhi was trailing behind Irani during the initial rounds of counting, before he thrust back and finally won the seat. Analysing the trend of voting that this Congress-stronghold presented, one must begin to ask some serious questions beyond the narrow narrative of Rahul Gandhi's victory from Amethi.

The reason behind Congress apprehension and fear in winning Amethi

Amethi and Congress have been synonymous in the history of independent India.

Yet, the surging Modi wave which hit every nook and corner of the country, also very evidently, hit the Congress hard. People's disgust with the Congress governance and their mastery in corruption at every level, went hand in hand with the Modi euphoria. The most populous state of Uttar Pradesh, of which Amethi is a part, handed BJP its mandate in 71 out of the 80 constituencies. In the 2009 elections, the BJP-led NDA had managed a mere 10 seats in Uttar Pradesh. This growing faith that people have attested in Modi is simultaneous with the faith people lost in the Congress. The Congress performance in Amethi, their star constituency, was thus sure to take a backseat.

The main issues in Amethi as echoed by the populace there are the lack of development in this Congress bastion, since independence-the lack of proper roads and safe drinking water, deplorable housing conditions, zero infrastructural facilities in education and health in this constituency, even though the Congress claims to hold it as high priority. Rahul Gandhi's win from Amethi this time, by a margin so sleek, is really not a win for the Congress as a whole; it is, in some senses, an insult to the Congress Vice-President's appeal of votes on grounds of dynastic legacy. Thus, the fierce fight that BJP candidate Smriti Irani put up, does not come as a surprise. In a constituency where Congress win by the largest vote margins, has traditionally been seen as inevitable, the Amethi results have only necessitated the need for deep introspection within the Congress.

What do the numbers indicate?

As per the reports of the Election Commission of India, the high-profile constituency of Amethi registered extremely low voter-turnouts. The average voter turnout in UP was 58.29 %, which in itself was very low, compared to the average voter turnout percentage in the rest of the country. What is even more shocking is the voter turnout percentage in the high-profile constituency of Amethi.

While a bitter battle in Amethi ensued between Rahul Gandhi, Smriti Irani and AAP's Kumar Vishwas, the turnout in this constituency was a mere 52.44 percent, a little more than half the voter count. Can this poor voter turnout in Amethi be attributed to the sway of the saffron brigade in Uttar Pradesh? Clearly not.

As is clear, the Congress has lost its credibility among the voters. Voters in Amethi have refused to come out and vote in large numbers, although the 'Modi wave' had engulfed the nation. This is because the expectations of the voters had not been met by the Congress, for more than six decades post independence. Congress, especially in Amethi has failed miserably to retain its unsurpassable accountability which it once enjoyed. Even the talk of an alternative in the name of Modi could not encourage people in Amethi to exercise their adult suffrage in huge numbers. This is a singular failure of Rahul Gandhi in particular, and the Congress as a whole. The narrow win in Amethi must not be celebrated. The Gandhis should, instead, reflect upon their political presence in the country, and definitely in Amethi.

Amethi Nagar General Election Result 2014

Rahul GandhiIndian National Congress408651
Smriti Zubin IraniBharatiya Janata Party300748
Dharmendra Pratap SinghBahujan Samaj Party57716
Dr. Kumar VishvasAam Aadmi Party25527
Vedpal ShasatriVanchitsamaj Insaaf Party6464
Ramesh ChandraIndependent6422
Gopal Swaroop GandhiKisan Majdoor Berojgar Sangh5467
Mohd Hasan LahriQaumi Ekta Dal4457
Chhaya SinghAll India Trinamool Congress4109
Lal BahadurIndependent2845
Mithilesh KumariIndependent2726
VasdeoCommunist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Red Star2546
Girija BaksIndependent2454
Ram SajiwanIndependent2384
Dwarika PrasadIndependent2345
Shiv KumarIndependent2289
Jitendra SinghIndependent2201
Ramsiddh YadavManavtawadi Samaj Party2189
C L MauryaPragatisheel Samaj Party1871
Radhe MohanSanatan Sanskriti Raksha Dal1753
Babu LalBahujan Mukti Party1617
Ram AsreyRashtriya Manav samman Party1572
Zahida BegamPeace Party1387
Gangesh Kumar GuptaIndependent1307
Bhagwan DeenIndependent1299
Naresh Singh BhadauriyaIndependent1255
Sonam KinnarIndependent1252
Ram NewajPragatisheel Manav Samaj Party1140
Ravi KumarMost Backward Classes Of India1064
Jagat Singh ChaudharyIndependent1043
Sanjay KumarIndependent1015
None of the AboveNone of the Above1784

Amethi Parliamentary Constituency (Lok Sabha) Results

Amethi Parliamentary Constituency Election 2014 Dates

  • Issue of Notification: 12 April (Saturday)
  • Last Date for filing Nominations: 19 April (Saturday)
  • Scrutiny of Nominations: 21 April (Monday)
  • Last date for withdrawal of Candidature: 23 April (Wednesday)
  • Polling Date: 7 May (Friday)
  • Counting of Votes: 16 May (Friday)
  • Date before which the election shall be Completed: 28 May (Wednesday)

List of Winning MP and Runner up from 1967 to till date from Amethi Lok Sabha Constituency

Year PC No. PC Name Category WinnerSexPartyVotesRunner UpSexPartyVotes
196724AmethiGENV. D. BajpaiMINC63231G. PrasadMBJS59566
197124AmethiGENVidya Dhar BajpaiMINC96312Gokul Prasad PathakMBJS21335
197725AmethiGENRavindra Pratap SinghMBLD176410Sanjay GandhiMINC100566
198025AmethiGENSanjay GandhiMINC(I)186990Ravindra Pratap SinghMJNP58445
1981 (By Polls)25AmethiGENRajiv GandhiMINC(I)258884S.YadavMLKD21188
198425AmethiGENRajiv GandhiMINC365041Maneka GandhiFIND50163
198925AmethiGENRajiv GandhiMINC271407Raj Mohan GandhiMJD69269
199125AmethiGENRajiv GandhiMINC187138Ravindra PratapMBJP75053
1991 (By Polls)25AmethiGENC. S. K. SharmaMINC178996M.M.SinghMBJP79687
199625AmethiGENSatish SharmaMINC157868Raja Mohan SinghMBJP117725
199825AmethiGENSanjay SinghMBJP205025Captain Satish SharmaMINC181755
199925AmethiGENSonia GandhiFINC418960Dr. Sanjai SinghMBJP118948
200421AmethiGENRahul GandhiMINC390179Chandra Parkash Mishra MatiyariMBSP99326
200937AmethiGENRahul GandhiMINC464195Asheesh ShuklaMBSP93997

Assembly Constituencies in Amethi Parliamentary Constituency
TiloiSalon (SC)Jagdishpur (SC)

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PC No.PC NamePC No.PC Name
13Gautam Buddha Nagar53Barabanki
15Aligarh55Ambedkar Nagar
19Fatehpur Sikri59Gonda
22Etah62Sant Kabir Nagar
25Bareilly65Kushi Nagar
36Rae Bareli76Chandauli

Last Updated on : May 27, 2014



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