Lakhimpur Kheri. After the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case last year, now the political credibility of the BJP is at stake in this area. Voting is to be held here on February 23. In the 2017 elections, Yogesh Verma of BJP defeated Utkarsh Verma Madhur of Samajwadi Party by 37 thousand votes from this seat. Union Minister of State for Home Affairs on this seat after the case of farmers being attacked in Lakhimpur Ajay Mishra Teni Its credibility is also at stake.
It should be noted that the local Member of parliament and is also at the center of this controversy after the name of son Ashish Mishra was registered in the FIR in the death of farmers. Interestingly, both the BJP and the SP have bet on the old candidates this time. In 2012, SP candidate Utkarsh Verma Madhur defeated Gyan Prakash Bajpai of BSP. Congress has fielded Ravi Shankar Trivedi and BSP has fielded Mohan Vajpayee from here.
The eight assembly seats of Lakhimpur Kheri include Mohammadi, Gola Gorakhnath, Kasta, Lakhimpur, Srinagar, Nighasan, Dhaurhara and Palia Kalan. There are total 28,02,835 voters here. In the 2017 elections, the BJP had won all the seats in Lakhimpur Kheri. A total of eight people, including four farmers, were killed in the Lakhimpur violence on October 3. The allegation was on Ajay Mishra, son of Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Ashish Mishra. After this, this matter resonated in the whole country. This case has heated up the politics of Lakhimpur. The credibility of Ajay Mishra Teni is at stake in this assembly.