BJP has always been dominant on Ujjain Lok Sabha seat

  • Ujjain has also been a stronghold of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh
  • Majority of Dalit Balai community in Ujjain Lok Sabha seat

Special correspondent, Indore
The Lok Sabha seat of Ujjain, the headquarters of the Ujjain division, has always been favorable for the BJP. The reason for this is that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has a very strong network here. There is a majority of the Balai community on this seat. BJP has given ticket to the MP present here, Anil Firoziya, who belongs to this community.

Congress has not yet announced its ticket. There is talk that Congress will field Tarana MLA Mahesh Parmar. Congress was initially strong in Ujjain Lok Sabha seat and then became weak. From here, BJP has won 8 times, Congress 4 times, Jan Sangh 2 times and Janata Party and Bharatiya Lok Dal 1 time each. Ujjain Lok Sabha seat of Madhya Pradesh came into existence in 1951. Situated on the banks of Kshipra river, this city has a very ancient and rich history. It has been an important center of religious, cultural and political importance.

Ujjain is famous for the Mahakaleshwar Temple, one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. The city is also the venue of the Simhastha Kumbh Mela being held every 12 years. Ujjain is also known as the city of Kalidas, which was the residence of the famous Sanskrit poet Kalidas. The history of Ujjain has been extremely exciting and diverse. This city was also known by names like Avantika, Ujjayani and Kanak Shringa. It is mentioned in the Puranas and Mahabharata. Lord Krishna and Balram received education here in the ashram of Guru Sandipani. It was also the capital of Vikramaditya’s kingdom. Ujjain has been ruled by many rulers, including the Pradyota dynasty, the Magadha Empire, Harshvardhan, Parmar, Chauhan, Tomar Rajput, Khilji Sultans, Marathas, Mughals and the British. Each ruler has left his mark on the city, which is visible in various monuments and buildings. Today Ujjain is also an important modern city. It is a popular tourist destination and also a center of education, trade and industry. Ujjain Lok Sabha seat is one of the most important political seats of Madhya Pradesh.

History of Ujjain Lok Sabha seat- Ujjain Lok Sabha seat is one of the most important political seats of Madhya Pradesh. Its electoral history is full of exciting events and ups and downs. In the first Lok Sabha elections held in 1957 after independence, Vyas Radhelal of the Congress party won. He repeated his victory in 1962 also. In 1967, Congress had to face defeat from Hukum Chand of Bharatiya Jan Sangh. In 1971, BJP again won, this time under the leadership of Phoolchand Verma.

Satyanarayan Jatiya won elections a record 7 times – In 1977, after the Emergency, Hukumchand Kachhway became MP on Bharatiya Lok Dal ticket. In 1980, Satyanarayan Jatiya of the Janata Party won the election. In 1984, Congress made a comeback with Satyanarayan Pawar. In 1989, BJP registered its first victory with Satyanarayan Jatiya. Jatiya won 6 consecutive times in 1989, 1991, 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2004. In 2009, Congress made a comeback with Premchand Guddu. In 2014, BJP fielded Chintamani Malviya and he won by defeating Premchand Guddu. In 2019, Anil Firojiya was elected. Ujjain Lok Sabha seat has been dominated by various political parties. Congress and BJP are the main parties here. Since 2014, BJP has held this seat.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s historic speech in religious capital Ujjain

In 1977, when Atal Bihari-Vajpayee was foreign minister, he came to Ujjain. He gave a historic speech in a meeting organized in Kshirsagar. He presented his views highlighting the influence of the capital Ujjain. He said, we have been doing opposition politics for years. Have just come to power. After coming to power, there seems to be a strange atmosphere. He further said, these bowed eyes, these long salutes, this convoy of vehicles, might spoil our mind. Power is a chamber of soot. I pray to God that when we come out of power, there should not be any black stain on this white kurta. Atal Bihari Vajpayee has been very popular in Ujjain. Whenever he came to Ujjain, a big gathering took place here. Apart from this, late Rajmata Scindia was also highly respected here.

Caste equation

Out of total voters, general category voters are 24.6 percent, backward class – 18.6, ST SC – 46.3, minority – 3.9 and others – 6.6 percent. There are a total 4 lakh 98 thousand 473 voters. About 47 percent of the population belongs to the SC ST population. The Balai community has a majority in Dalit votes.

What is the equation of 2024?

Mohan Yadav, MLA from Ujjain South Assembly constituency, which is included in the Ujjain Lok Sabha seat, is now the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh. In such a situation, it is a matter of more prestige for BJP to win the Lok Sabha elections from this seat this time. This is going to prove to be a big challenge for Congress. Expressing confidence in Anil Firojiya, BJP has made him its candidate again.

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