Jabalpur North Assembly Seat
Jabalpur district of Madhya Pradesh is very important from the point of view of politics. There are 8 assembly seats under the district, which also includes Jabalpur North seat. This seat falls in Jabalpur Lok Sabha constituency. Thanks to a rebel BJP leader, Congress’s account opened in the North Central region of Jabalpur in 2018 after many years, but this time only time will tell whom the public will bless for victory in the 2023 assembly elections, but election activities are already underway in the area. It has only intensified.
While the current Congress MLA Vinay Saxena is busy in highlighting the achievements of his tenure, the Bharatiya Janata Party is continuously devising new strategies this time to regain its lost seats. North Central Assembly constituency of Jabalpur city is an area where BJP has a large army of contenders. It is expected that Congress may change its candidate this time.
How many voters, how much population
North Central Assembly constituency of Jabalpur was considered the stronghold of BJP. But in the last election, former BJP minister and three-time MLA from this seat Sharad Jain had to face defeat from Congress’s Vinay Saxena by a margin of 594 votes in a very tough contest. Vinay Saxena got 50,045 votes while BJP’s Sharad Jain got 49,467 votes i.e. the victory margin was very less.
In the elections held 5 years ago, the total number of voters in Jabalpur North seat was 2,14,041, out of which the number of male voters was 1,10,871 and the number of female voters was 1,03,169. A total of 1,40,845 (66.4%) votes were cast in this. 1,209 (0.6%) votes were cast in favor of NOTA.
How was the political history?
If we look at the political history of this seat, in 1977, BJP national president JP Nadda’s mother-in-law and former MP Jai Shri Banerjee from Janata Party had won the election from this seat. After this, Haji Inayat Mohammad won the elections from Congress in 1980. From here onwards this seat remained in the possession of BJP continuously. Pandit Omkar Prasad Tiwari was the MLA from the seat for a long time for 4 consecutive terms from 1985 to 1998.
After this, BJP’s Sharad Jain was in control since 2003 elections. But he had to face defeat in the 2018 elections. In 2008, when Kadir Soni contested against Sharad Jain, he too had to face defeat. In 2013, Congress leader Naresh Saraf once again got the ticket, but he again lost the election and Sharad Jain’s victory remained intact.
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But in the 2018 elections, former BJP Yuva Morcha president Dheeraj Pateria, who was contesting from the North Central Assembly seat, did not get a ticket from the party, so he contested the elections as an independent candidate and due to this, the 2018 assembly elections were lost to the BJP. But once again Dheeraj Pateria has returned to BJP and this time he is also claiming from this seat.
If we talk about North Central Assembly seat of Jabalpur district, then it is an assembly with 100% urban area. There are 2 lakh 10 thousand 482 voters in this area, out of which if we talk about male voters, there are 1 lakh 6 thousand 886 voters while 1 lakh 02 thousand 918 are female voters.
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Talking about the equation of voters, there are 27 thousand 642 Muslim voters and 17 thousand 488 from the Scheduled Caste category. Apart from 35 thousand Brahmin community as well as 25 thousand Jain voters, there is a large number of more than 70 thousand people from other backward classes which also includes Yadav and Sahu community.
North Central Assembly constituency is considered to be the busiest area of the district because the biggest and oldest market of Jabalpur is in this area. Apart from this, many big markets including cloth market, bullion market and fruit market come in this area.