UP Assembly Election results 2022: Senior Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan has won the Rampur Vidhan sabha seat – one of the Muslim-dominated seats of Uttar Pradesh. Azam Khan has won with a total of 1,31,225 votes.
Rampur Assembly Election 2022: A look at the top candidates
SP’s Azam Khan is one of the key candidates who contested from the Rampur seat. Khan, who is currently lodged in Sitapur jail in connection with a number of cases registered against him, has won elections from the Rampur assembly constituency nine times since 1980.
Against Azam Khan, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) fielded Akash Saxena and the Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) pitted Sadaqat Hussain.
Congress gave a ticket to Kazim Ali Khan. Kazim’s parents have won the Rampur Lok Sabha seat seven times as Congress candidates. While his mother Begum Noor Bano has won the seat twice in the 1990s, his father Syed Zulfikar Ali Khan has taken the Rampur Lok Sabha seat five times between the 1960s and 1980s. Kazim, however, is directly challenging Azam Khan for the first time.
Samajwadi Party’s (SP) Azam Khan has won the Rampur Assembly seat with a total of 59.71% votes (1,31,225 votes), defeating BJP’s Akash Saxena (Honey) with a margin of 55,141 votes.
Rampur Assembly Election Result 2017
In the 2017 UP Assembly Elections, Azam Khan had bagged 1,02,100 seats, 47.74 % of the total votes polled. BJP’s candidate Shiv Bahadur Saxena was the runner-up with 55,258 votes, while BSP’s Tanveer Ahmad Khan stood at third with 54,248 votes.
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