SP candidate Rafiq Ansari won the Meerut city seat for the second time in a row.
Samajwadi Party candidate Rafiq Ansari has registered victory in Meerut city assembly seat. In the Modi wave of 2017, Meerut city seat was the only seat in the seven assembly seats of Meerut on which SP had won. SP candidate Rafiq Ansari had defeated BJP state president Laxmikant Bajpai in the city seat in 2017. Rafiq Ansari has retained that victory in the 2022 elections as well. Rafiq has defeated BJP candidate Kamal Dutt Sharma.
Rafiq Ansari became MLA in 2017
BJP’s Kamal Dutt Sharma, Congress’s Ranjan Sharma lost
In 2017, a total of 52.79 percent votes were cast in Meerut. In 2017, Rafiq Ansari from Samajwadi Party defeated Dr. Laxmikant Bajpai of Bharatiya Janata Party by a margin of 28769 votes. Whereas in 2012, Rafiq Ansari was defeated by BJP’s Laxmikant Vajpayee in the same seat. In 2017, Rafiq avenged this defeat.
Congress’s defeat even after contesting the most expensive election
Congress candidate councilor Ranjan Sharma contested the most expensive election in Meerut city seat, even after this Ranjan could not get votes. Ranjan spent more than 19 lakh rupees in the election but the votes got the least. Congress candidate and Deputy Mayor Ranjan Sharma has been at number three in taking votes. Ranjan got only 2,611 votes. Rafiq Ansari has won by taking 73,649 votes. BJP’s Kamal Dutt Sharma has got 50,019 votes.
Rafiq Ansari with controversial video wins
The controversial video of SP candidate Rafiq Ansari during the election campaign went viral. In this video, Rafiq Ansari was seen speaking in a meeting called ‘Hindugardi Racha Rahi Hai Hai’. In this video, Rafiq Ansari was saying that Hindus have created arrogance. The government has done complete Hindutva. After this, Rafiq’s second video In this video, Rafiq Ansari is seen clarifying that he is not a meat mafia and is not corrupt. They are saying that I do not have a house, there is no building which the government should demolish.
I am no meat mafia, I have never lied. They are saying where is my house, I am a liquor mafia who will stop my business. I don’t have anything. A video of Congress candidate Ranjan Sharma also went viral in which Ranjan Sharma was saying in the meeting that I have dug Kamal Dutt’s grave, you just put soil.
Meerut city seat election update
Rafiq Ansari Samajwadi Party 73,649
Kamal Dutt Sharma Bharatiya Janata Party 50,019
Ranjan Sharma Indian National Congress 2,611
Dilshad Bahujan Samaj Party 20123
Kapil Kumar Sharma Aam Aadmi Party 236