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Najibabad Election Results 2017: Tasleem Ahmad Of Samajwadi Party Wins

Tasleem Ahmad of Samajwadi Paryt has defeated BJP's Brijesh in the Najibabad constituency.

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Updated:March 11, 2017, 6:10 PM IST
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Tasleem Ahmad of Samajwadi Paryt has defeated BJP's Brijesh in the Najibabad constituency.

The main candidates from Najibabad were Rajiv Kumar Agarwal (BJP), Leena Singhal (RLD), Tasleem Ahmad (SP) and Jameel Ahmad (BSP).

Najibabad is Muslim dominated constituency BSP rebel Tasleem Ahmed gets SP ticket in Najibabad. Party which has won Najibabad most number of times: Congress thrice; BJP twice; BSP once; SP never since 1957

In the 2012 Assembly elections, the BSP won this seat by 11,583 votes. Tasleem, the winning BSP candidate, got 62,713 votes. The nearest contender was Rajeev Kumar Agarwal of BJP who got 51,130 votes. The voter turnout was 61.77 %.

The ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) in Uttar Pradesh had in 2012 won 224 seats spread across 75 districts. It has tied-up with Congress this time in the contest against Bharatiya Janata Party and Bahujan Samaj Party.

Elections to 403 seats of Uttar Pradesh were held over 7 phases from February 4 to March 8.

Exit polls had predicted the BJP emerging first in Uttar Pradesh with the Samajwadi Party- Congress alliance emerging second and Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party emerging a distant third.

For live Uttar Pradesh assembly election results click here

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| Edited by: Puja Menon
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