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Kairana Election Result 2022: Jailed SP leader Nahid Hasan wins

Kairana Election Result: Nahid Hasan beats BJP's Mriganka Singh to retain the seat. 

India TV News Desk Written by: India TV News Desk Lucknow Updated on: March 11, 2022 16:43 IST
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Kairana Election Result 2022: Jailed SP leader Nahid Hasan wins

Kairana election result 2022: Jailed Samajwadi Party leader and sitting MLA Nahid Hasan retained the Kairana assembly seat. He defeated Mriganka Singh of BJP by a margin of 25,887 votes.

Nahid secured 1,31,035 votes while his rival Mriganka got 1,05,148 votes.

Kairana was one of the keenly watched assembly seats in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly election for both the ruling BJP and Samajwadi Party.

Nahid was arrested by the police for his involvement in more than 17 cases. He was represented by his sister Iqra Chaudhary during the election campaign. She claimed people would vote in favour of the SP-RLD alliance. BSP's Rajendra Singh Upadhyay and Congress' Haji Akhlak are also in the fray.

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Nahid is a sitting SP MLA from Kairana and had won the 2017 polls, defeating BJP's Mriganka Singh. In October 2014, he was elected from the seat after the sitting MLA Hukum Singh got elected to the Lok Sabha.

The Kairana seat recorded the highest voter turnout of more than 75 per cent in the first phase of the assembly polls.