Raj Prasad Upadhyay, Winning Zamania (SC) Seat in 2022 UP Elections 

Ground Report | New Delhi: BJP candidate Raj Prasad Upadhyay of Bharatiya Janata Party is winning in Sadar.

Om Prakash Singh is an Indian politician born on 13 May 1959, village sevrai, post-bhadaura Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh. By education, he has done M.A and B.P.E.D from Banaras Hindu University. He is both a social and political worker.  He had participated in  Inter-University Competition, Volleyball (1978-1982) and took part in Wrestling Championship the same year. In 1980-81 he was elected as Captain for the Kabaddi team at B.H.U. (National level).

O.S.N.CandidatePartyEVM VotesPostal VotesTotal Votes% of Votes
1ABHISHEK SINGH RANAIndian National Congress3940039402.03
2ARUN VERMASamajwadi Party6584206584233.98
3OM PRAKASH SINGH (O.P. SINGH)Bahujan Samaj Party3772503772519.47
4RAJ PRASAD UPADHYAYBharatiya Janata Party8176708176742.2
5ANIL KUMARMost Backward Classes Of India1384013840.71
6ANEES AHMADAazad Samaj Party (Kanshi Ram)1042010420.54
7BRIJESH KUMARAam Aadmi Party68406840.35
8NOTANone of the Above1380013800.71
Total 1937640193764

Om Prakash Singh contested the election of the students’ union of Banaras Hindu University in 1985 and became the General Secretary. Singh was elected to the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly in 1989. He was re-elected seven times, becoming Deputy Leader of Opposition in 1996.

In 1998 he was elected to the 12th Lok Sabha representing Ghazipur. In his two years as an MP, he was a member of the Committee on Commerce and its Sub-Committee on Textiles.

From 2003 to 2007 he was the Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Minister for Irrigation, and then from 2012 to 2017, he was the Cabinet Minister for Tourism in the Akhilesh Yadav ministry. He was also a member of the Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Coal, the Railway Convention Committee, and the committee to review the rate of dividend payable by the Railway Undertakings to General Revenues.

Omprakash Singh has been winning elections since 1989 in the Dildarnagar assembly seat of Ghazipur. At the same time, in the 2012 elections, the existence of the Dildarnagar assembly came to an end. Some part of it got merged in the Zamania Vidhan Sabha and since 2012, Zamania has been contesting from the Assembly. In such a situation, except for two assembly elections, he has been winning continuously.

In 2012, he was elected to the Indian Legislative Assembly, representing Zamania, while remaining a cabinet minister in the Uttar Pradesh Government for the Samajwadi Party. Singh lost in the 2007 and 2017 assembly elections. Once again a close contest is being expected in the 2022 elections. In this election, Om Prakash Singh from Samajwadi Party, Sunita Singh from Bharatiya Janata Party and in-charge Parvez Khan from BSP are in the fray.

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