Gorakhpur (Lok Sabha Constituency)

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Gorakhpur is a Lok Sabha parliamentary constituency in Gorakhpur, Eastern Uttar Pradesh, India.

In the 2004 Lok Sabha Elections, the constituency had 1,432,002 eligible voters, of whom 48.13% exercised their franchise. There were nine candidates. Election was conducted at 1227 polling stations, and 689,248 valid votes were counted. Adityanath Yogi of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was elected by a margin of 142,309 votes.

Assembly Constituencies[edit]

There are five assembly constituencies in Vidhan Sabha (legislative assembly) segments. These are:[1]

Constituency number Name of Constituency Name of Member Party
320 Campiyarganj Fateh Bahadur Singh BJP
321 Pipraich Mahendra Pal Singh BJP
322 Gorakhpur Urban Radha Mohan Das Agarwal BJP
323 Gorakhpur Rural Bipin Singh BJP
324 Sahajanwa Sheetal Pandey BJP

Members of Parliament[edit]

Lok Sabha Duration Name of the Member Party Affiliation
First 1952 Sinhasan Singh + 3-4 others
Multiple members elected from
this seat in 1952.
Indian National Congress
Second 1957-62 Sinhasan Singh + Mahadeo Prasad
Third 1962-67 Sinhasan Singh Indian National Congress
Fourth 1967-70 Mahant Digvijaynath Independent
1970 Mahant Avedyanath Independent
Fifth 1971-77 Narsingh Narain Pandey Indian National Congress
Sixth 1977-80 Harikesh Bahadur Bharatiya Lok Dal
Seventh 1980-84 Harikesh Bahadur Indian National Congress (Indira)
Eighth 1984-89 Madan Pandey Indian National Congress
Ninth 1989-90 Mahant Avedyanath Hindu Mahasabha
Tenth 1991-96 Mahant Avedyanath Bharatiya Janata Party
Eleventh 1996-98 Mahant Avedyanath Bharatiya Janata Party
Twelfth 1998-99 Yogi Adityanath Bharatiya Janata Party
Thirteenth 1999–2004 Yogi Adityanath Bharatiya Janata Party
Fourteenth 2004-09 Yogi Adityanath Bharatiya Janata Party
Fifteenth 2009-14 Yogi Adityanath Bharatiya Janata Party
Sixteenth 2014-17 Yogi Adityanath Bharatiya Janata Party

Election results[edit]

General Election, 2014: Gorakhpur
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Yogi Adityanath 5,39,127 51.80 -2.10
SP Rajmati Nishad 2,26,344 21.75 +10.65
BSP Ram Bhual Nishad 1,76,412 16.95 -7.90
INC Astbhuja Prasad Tripathi 45,719 4.39 +0.39
AAP Radhe Mohan Misra 11,873 1.14 N/A
NOTA None of the Above 8,153 0.78 N/A
Majority 3,12,783 30.05 +0.63
Turnout 10,40,199 54.64 +10.51
BJP hold Swing -2.10
General Election, 2009: Gorakhpur
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Yogi Adityanath 4,03,156 53.85 +2.34
BSP Vinay Shankar Tiwari 1,82,885 24.43 +14.21
SP Manoj Tiwari 83,059 11.09 -19.61
INC Lalchand Nishad 30,262 4.04 -0.82
Independent Chhedilal 8,953 1.20 0
Independent Niranjan Prasad 6,519 0.87 0
Independent Govind 4,829 0.65 0
Ambedkar Samaj Party Aman 3,007 0.40 0
Independent Harishchandra 2,944 0.39 0
AD Divyashankar Nishad 2,353 0.31 -0.16
Independent Awdhesh Singh 2,232 0.30 0
Majority 2,20,271 29.42 +8.81
Turnout 7,48,617 44.13 -4.00
BJP hold Swing +2.34
General Election, 2004: Gorakhpur
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Yogi Adityanath 3,53,647 51.31 +10.21
SP Jamuna Prasad 2,11,608 30.70 -9.27
BSP Pradeep Kumar Nishad 70,449 10.22 -4.21
INC Shardendu Pandey 33,477 4.86 +1.78
Independent Ram Milan 8,785 1.27 0
AD Chandra Bhan Singh Patel 3,225 0.47 0
SBSP Gopal Rajbhar 3,081 0.45 0
Independent Ram Kishum 2,716 0.39 0
ABHM Mahanth Ramdas Brahmchari 2,260 0.33 0
Majority 1,42,309 20.61 +19.48
Turnout 6,89,248 48.13 -3.45
BJP hold Swing +10.21
General Election, 1999: Gorakhpur
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Yogi Adityanath 2,67,382 41.10
SP Jamuna Prasad Nishad 2,60,043 39.97
BSP D. P. Yadav 93,852 13.43
INC Dr. Jamal Ahmad 20,026 3.08
JD(S) Bankey Lal 2,723 0.42
Majority 7,339 1.13
Turnout 6,50,545 51.58
BJP hold Swing
General Election, 1998: Gorakhpur
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Yogi Adityanath 2,68,428 42.62
SP Jamuna Prasad Nishad 2,42,222 38.46
BSP Prahlad Yadav 85,282 13.54
INC Harikesh Bahadur 22,621 3.59
AD Sant Lal Jaiswal 3,892 0.62
Majority 26,206 4.16
Turnout 6,29,765 50.53
BJP hold Swing
General Election, 1996: Gorakhpur
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Mahant Avedyanath 2,36,369 42.23
SP Virender Pratap Shahi 1,79,489 32.07
BSP Kedar Nath Singh 85,248 15.23
INC Harikesh Bahadur 14,549 2.60
IND. Manoj Kumar Singh 4,395 0.79
Majority 56,880 10.16
Turnout 5,59,700 45.69
BJP hold Swing
General Election, 1991: Gorakhpur
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Mahant Avedyanath 2,28,736 49.70
Janata Dal Sharda Prasad Rawat 1,37,377 29.85
Independent Narsingh Narayan Pandey 38,376 8.34
Janata Party Deep Narain Yadav 32,346 7.03
Lok Dal Safatullah 6,766 1.47
Majority 91,359 19.85
Turnout 4,60,188 50.95
BJP gain from HMS Swing

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Coordinates: 26°46′N 83°23′E / 26.76°N 83.39°E / 26.76; 83.39