Elections in Uttar Pradesh

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Elections in Uttar Pradesh are conducted every five years to elect the State assembly and its share of members to the Lok Sabha. The elections are conducted in accordance with the Constitution of India. The Assembly of Uttar Pradesh creates laws regarding the conduct of local body elections unilaterally while any changes by the state legislature to the conduct of state level elections need to be approved by the Parliament of India. In addition, the state legislature may be dismissed by the Parliament according to Article 356 of the Indian Constitution and President's rule may be imposed. There are 403 assembly constituencies and 80 Lok Sabha constituencies. The 80 Lok Sabha constituencies of Uttar Pradesh are a deciding factor for who holds power in the 16th Lok Sabha.[1] The state has conducted 16 assembly elections and 15 Lok Sabha elections since independence.

Assembly constituencies[edit]

Main: List of Assembly constituencies of Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh has 403 assembly constituencies. The Chief Minister of the state is elected by legislators of the political party or coalition commanding an assembly majority, and serves a five-year term with a provision of re-election. The Governor is the head of state, but his or her role is largely ceremonial.

Lok Sabha constituencies[edit]

Main: List of Lok Sabha constituencies in Uttar Pradesh

The Lok Sabha is the directly elected lower house of the Parliament of India. As of 2013 there have been fifteen Lok Sabhas elected by the people of India. Uttar Pradesh has 80 Lok Sabha constituencies.

Lok Sabha elections[edit]

Year Lok Sabha Election Color Winning Party/Coalition
1951 First Lok Sabha Indian National Congress
1957 Second Lok Sabha Indian National Congress
1962 Third Lok Sabha Indian National Congress
1967 Fourth Lok Sabha Indian National Congress
1971 Fifth Lok Sabha Indian National Congress
1977 Sixth Lok Sabha Janata Party (BLD)
1980 Seventh Lok Sabha Indian National Congress (Indira)
1984 Eighth Lok Sabha Indian National Congress
1989 Ninth Lok Sabha National Front (JD)
1991 Tenth Lok Sabha Indian National Congress
1996 Eleventh Lok Sabha Bharatiya Janata Party
1998 Twelfth Lok Sabha National Democratic Alliance (BJP)
1999 Thirteenth Lok Sabha National Democratic Alliance (BJP)
2004 Fourteenth Lok Sabha United Progressive Alliance
2009 Fifteenth Lok Sabha United Progressive Alliance
2014 Sixteenth Lok Sabha National Democratic Alliance (BJP)

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