The Hamirpur Lok Sabha constituency will vote in the fifth phase of general elections on May 20, 2024. (PTI/File)

The Hamirpur Lok Sabha constituency will vote within the fifth part of normal elections on Might 20, 2024. (PTI/File)

The Samajwadi Social gathering candidate has the Lodhi caste issue on his facet, however the BJP candidate holds a slim benefit by advantage of the get together’s dominance in UP politics in addition to the super recognition of Prime Minister Narendra Modi

The Hamirpur Lok Sabha constituency is one among 80 parliamentary constituencies in Uttar Pradesh. It’s a normal class seat and contains complete Hamirpur and Mahoba districts in addition to a part of the Banda district. 5 Meeting segments fall underneath the Hamirpur Lok Sabha seat — Hamirpur, Rath-SC, Mahoba, Charkhari and Tindwari — all of that are presently held by the BJP.

Polling Date — Might 20, 2024; Part 5

Sitting MP — Pushpendra Singh Chandel (BJP)

Candidates — Pushpendra Singh Chandel (BJP), Ajendra Singh Rajput (Samajwadi Social gathering)

Political Dynamics

  • A principally bipolar contest is on the playing cards in Hamirpur constituency which falls within the politically vital Bundelkhand area of Uttar Pradesh. From the opposition INDIA bloc, it’s the Samajwadi Social gathering that has challenged the BJP which has been profitable the seat since 2014.
  • It’s a good contest between the BJP and the SP in the mean time with each candidates working neck-and-neck. The Samajwadi Social gathering candidate has the Lodhi caste issue on his facet, however the BJP candidate holds a slim benefit by advantage of the get together’s dominance in UP politics in addition to the super recognition of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • BJP Hunt for Hat Trick: Hamirpur is one among 26-odd constituencies in Uttar Pradesh the place the BJP is aiming for a hat-trick in pursuit of its bigger purpose to win all 80 seats in Uttar Pradesh.
  • The get together has given the Hamirpur ticket for the third consecutive time to Pushpendra Singh Chandel, who had wrested the seat from the BSP in 2014 elections.
  • In 2014, Chandel had defeated nearest rival, SP’s Vishambhar Prasad Nishad, by a large margin of two,66,788 votes, gathering 46.41% of the vote-share.
  • Within the 2019 elections, Chandel’s victory margin was 2,48,652 votes with 52.77% of the vote share.
  • In keeping with knowledge shared by PRS Legislative Analysis, Chandel was probably the most energetic member in Parliament, having participated in 1,194 debates within the seventeenth Lok Sabha.
  • Anti-Incumbency: Whereas the BJP has an edge in Hamirpur elections, its candidate faces some extent of anti-incumbency.
  • The general public’s primary grouse towards him is that he barely visited the constituency because the 2019 elections. Some voters in addition to native BJP employees say he additionally remained inaccessible on cellphone.
  • The anti-incumbency issue, nonetheless, could also be offset by the recognition of the get together in addition to PM Narendra Modi who is because of attend a rally in Hamirpur on Might 16, 2024.
  • Modi and Yogi Double-Engine: PM Modi stays the BJP’s greatest trump card in Uttar Pradesh, together with his candidature from Varanasi having a serious impression on different constituencies as effectively.
  • The development and inauguration of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya is the get together’s flagship pitch to voters within the state, with PM Modi because the driving pressure behind it.
  • The get together can be banking on the notion that the Yogi Adityanath authorities has “zero tolerance” in the direction of crime.
  • Tapping Into Bundeli Sentiments: The demand for creation of a Bundelkhand state by carving out districts from Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh has been round for many years. Hamirpur is among the constituencies that falls inside the geographical limits of this proposed state.
  • In 2018, round 250 folks in UP’s Mahoba district, a part of which comes underneath the Hamirpur Lok Sabha seat, had tonsured themselves in assist of their demand.
  • All main events in Uttar Pradesh — BJP, Congress, Samajwadi Social gathering and BSP — have sooner or later paid lip service in assist of Bundelkhand statehood however there was no concrete motion on paper or on the bottom.
  • In February final yr, sitting BJP MP Pushpendra Singh Chandel, who’s the candidate this time too, reiterated the demand within the Lok Sabha.
  • He had claimed that Bundelkhand needs to be made a separate state for its growth and to make sure that natural farming, employment, tourism, tradition and spiritual sectors are promoted within the space.
  • SP Places Up a Problem: The final time Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Social gathering received the Hamirpur constituency was means again in 2009.
  • This time, nonetheless, it has managed to pose an actual problem to the BJP, fielding Ajendra Singh Rajput from the Lodhi group to tackle Pushpendra Singh Chandel.
  • He’s the son of two-time MLA Chaudhary Chand Narayan Singh Rajput and is alleged to have made inroads into the Lodhi vote-bank.
  • In addition to assist from the politically vital Lodhi group, the SP is banking on its sturdy base within the OBC and Muslim communities in Hamirpur as effectively.
  • It’s not too long ago cast alliance with the Congress might assist keep away from splitting of votes, significantly inside the Muslim group, on this constituency.
  • Caste Calculations: Caste arithmetic from the perspective of elections has all the time been a sophisticated affair in Hamirpur. The constituency has elected Brahmin and Kshatriya candidates 5 occasions every, however it’s the Lodhi group that holds the sway on this seat. Candidates from the Lodhi group have received the seat six occasions to date.
  • The Samajwadi Social gathering fielding a Lodhi group member in Ajendra Singh Rajput has shaken up the caste calculations as soon as once more in Hamirpur.
  • At current, the Hamirpur constituency counts round 3 lakh Lodhis. The Rath-SC and Charkhari Meeting constituencies have greater than 12% voters from the Lodhi caste in addition to 6.66% voters from the Yadav caste.
  • General, Brahmins account for 10.33%, Vaishyas 2.66%, Thakurs 12.85% and Scheduled Castes 22.64% voters in Hamirpur. Muslims account for 7.69%.
  • Whereas the Lodhi, Yadav and Muslim votes are prone to go the Samajwadi Social gathering means, sources say the BJP could get round 50% of the Brahmin votes.
  • Brahmins have historically voted for the BJP, however this time the BSP has fielded a Brahmin candidate in Nirdosh Dixit. The Mayawati-led get together will not be a big competitor in Hamirpur in these elections however might eat into the Brahmin votes.
  • The BJP may financial institution on Thakur votes since its candidate belongs to the group.

Key Constituency Points

  • Bundelkhand Statehood Demand: Bundelkhand is a hilly area unfold over Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. Seven districts in Uttar Pradesh — Hamirpur, Banda, Mahoba, Lalitpur, Jhansi, Jalaun and Chitrakoot — and eight districts in Madhya Pradesh fall underneath this area.
  • The demand for splitting Uttar Pradesh into Harit Pradesh (western UP), Poorvanchal (japanese UP), Bundelkhand and Awadh is raked up now and again, and are available elections, it positive factors momentum.
  • The Bahujan Samaj Social gathering (BSP), headed by Mayawati, was as soon as a robust supporter of the demand when the Samajwadi Social gathering was in energy, on growth and regulation and order points, sustaining that smaller states might be ruled higher.
  • Dalit icon BR Ambedkar, the architect of the Structure, had beneficial division of Uttar Pradesh in his e-book ‘Bhashayi Rajya’.
  • Because the chief minister, Mayawati had first raised the difficulty in 2007 and her authorities had even adopted a decision within the Meeting searching for division of the state into 4 elements.
  • Each the BJP and the Congress had supported the decision introduced by Mayawati within the 403-member Home.
  • However, as Mayawati misplaced energy in 2012 after profitable simply 80 seats towards 206 seats in 2007, her demand misplaced steam.
  • She has raked up the difficulty as soon as once more earlier than 2024 Lok Sabha elections, saying her get together will take “concrete steps” to make western Uttar Pradesh a separate state if voted to energy on the Centre.
  • The BJP-led NDA had carved out Uttarakhand, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh from UP, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh respectively, giving rise to hypothesis that it’d favour additional division of probably the most populous state.
  • In addition to the RLD, Raja Bundelas Bundelkhand Congress, Kalyan Singh’s erstwhile Jan Kranti Social gathering, Amar Singh’s now defunct Rashtriya Lok Manch and Ayub Khan’s Peace Social gathering too had time to time pitched for division of the state.
  • Potholes on Bundelkhand Expressway: Stretches of the Bundelkhand Expressway have developed deep potholes resulting in frequent street accidents, complain locals.
  • A number of different strategy roads in Hamirpur are mentioned to be in dire want of repairs however regardless of assurances, restore work is but to start.
  • Floods: Hamipur is susceptible to floods each time water ranges rise in Yamuna and Betwa rivers. Hamirpur is situated in the course of the Yamuna and Betwa rivers.
  • The world had borne the brunt of floods in 2021-2022 when 90 villages of Hamirpur have been affected.
  • Floodwaters had submerged crops on 2,300 hectares of farmland in Hamirpur, Maudah and Sarila.
  • Water Scarcity: Greater than 12 villages in Hamirpur nonetheless should not have common provide of water.
  • Bundelkhand is an infamously dry area and whereas the state authorities had directed the officers to realize the federal government’s goal of putting in faucet water connections to each home in Hamirpur, the progress has been gradual and erratic.
  • Officers say the Jal Jeevan Mission and Namami Gange challenge will quickly assist obtain 100% protection of piped consuming water.
  • Lack of Industrialisation: A lot of the land in Hamirpur is unfit for agriculture, making it viable to arrange industries.
  • But, the constituency has not seen many factories and industries being arrange, which locals say is important to deal with unemployment in not simply Hamirpur however the remainder of Bundelkhand area as effectively.

Voter Demographics

Social composition

SC — 22.7%

ST — 0%

Spiritual composition

Buddhist — 0.01%

Christian — 0.09%

Jain — 0.03%

Muslim — 7.69%

Sikh — 0.03%

Geographical composition

Rural — 82.9%

City — 17.1%

Main Infra Tasks in Hamirpur

  • Bundelkhand Expressway: The Bundelkhand Expressway is a 296-km lengthy, four-lane, access-controlled freeway that passes via the Hamirpur district.
  • It connects Bharatkoop in Chitrakoot district to Kudrail village in Etawah district, and in addition connects to the Agra-Lucknow Expressway and the Yamuna Expressway.
  • The expressway was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July 16, 2022.
  • The expressway connects the districts of Auraiya, Jalaun, Hamirpur, Mahoba, Banda, and Chitrakoot.
  • It’s a challenge of the Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Growth Authority (UPEIDA) and goals to develop the Bundelkhand space, particularly in much less developed districts.
  • The expressway will even join the Bundelkhand space to Delhi via the Agra-Lucknow expressway and Yamuna expressway.
  • Water College: This under-construction 25-acre college in Hamirpur would be the world’s first water college.
  • The college is predicted to open in 2025 and can supply undergraduate and graduate packages that embody programs on water conservation and water shortage.
  • The college will even conduct analysis to resolve water mysteries and supply a spot for college kids and researchers to search out options to water-related issues utilizing trendy and historic applied sciences.
  • The college’s initiative was led by Swedish environmental scientist Professor Ravikant Pathak and Padma Shri awardee Umashankar Pandey, a water conservationist.
  • JK Cement Operations: The Hamirpur plant is JK Cement’s second gray cement grinding unit in Uttar Pradesh.
  • The plant’s grinding unit started manufacturing on October 28, 2022, and the business manufacturing started on November 2, 2022.
  • It has a manufacturing capability of two million tonnes of cement per yr (MTPA).
  • It’s operated by JK Cement’s wholly owned subsidiary Jaykaycem (Central) Ltd.
  • The plant is alleged to have addressed unemployment in Hamirpur to some measure.
  • Photo voltaic Plant: GAIL India is planning to construct a 100-megawatt photo voltaic plant in Hamirpur district in Uttar Pradesh.
  • The corporate has earmarked 200 acres of land for the plant and plans to take a position a number of hundred crores of rupees within the challenge.
  • Building is predicted to start in 2024 and the plant is predicted to be operational by 2026.
  • The plant is predicted to supply jobs for a whole bunch of individuals within the space.
  • Bundelkhand Industrial Growth Authority: BIDA is an industrial growth challenge in Uttar Pradesh modelled after Noida.
  • The challenge’s purpose is to create a sustainable built-in industrial township within the Bundelkhand area, together with Hamirpur.
  • The state authorities has allotted Rs 8,000 crore within the 2023 supplementary finances for BIDA and different our bodies to buy land.
  • Ken-Beta River Linking Mission: In 2021, the governments of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh signed a memorandum of settlement with the Union Jal Shakti Ministry to implement the Ken-Betwa River interlinking challenge.
  • The challenge’s goal is to hold water from surplus areas to drought-prone and water-scarce areas via interlinking of rivers.
  • It can present annual irrigation of two.51 lakh hectares, 1,700 million cubic meters (mcm) of water to Uttar Pradesh and consuming water provide to about 62 lakh folks and in addition generate 103 MW of hydropower.
  • Other than Hamirpur, the challenge will profit the districts of Jhansi, Mahoba and Lalitpur in Uttar Pradesh.

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