- From 1993 to 2017, SP has only lost twice
- Satyapal Singh Rathore from BJP is MLA
Aliganj is 52 km from Etah District Headquarters. Aliganj was established by Yakut Khan in 1747. Aliganj’s mounting seat is there as well. Until the 1990s, this seat of the assembly has been affected by bandits. Aliganj was once the terror of thieves like the infamous bandit Chaviram, Alwar, Bhura, Pothi. In the late 1990s, the bandits were wiped out. The Aliganj Assembly constituency, located on the banks of the Kali River, is famous for tobacco cultivation. 65 percent of the farmers here depend on growing tobacco.
Speaking of the political background of the Aliganj assembly seat, this seat has been a stronghold of the Samajwadi Party. In the assembly elections of 1993, 1996, 2002 and 2012, the Samajwadi Party candidates won from the Aliganj seat. Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) candidate Awadh Pal Singh Yadav won here in 2007. Speaking of the assembly elections from 1993 to 2017, SP has lost this seat only twice and also by a narrow margin.
Mandate of the year 2017
A total of 14 candidates were in the fray in the 2017 assembly elections from the Aliganj assembly seat. The contest was only between the candidates of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Samajwadi Party (SP). In the last Aliganj assembly seat election, where BJP’s Satyapal Singh Rathore won 88,695 votes. Satyapal’s closest rival of the BJP, SP candidate Rameshwar Singh Yadav, came in second with 74,844 votes. BSP’s Awadhpal Singh Yadav got 46,275 votes and came in third.
The Aliganj assembly seat is a Yadav majority seat. The voters of Kshatriya, Shakya and Lodhi are also in good numbers in this seat. The voters of Baghel, Teli, Rathor and Muslims are also in a position to play a decisive role. The Aliganj assembly seat is included in those seats where the election result depends on the caste equations. The caste equations have been weighing heavily on the issues here. SP, once BSP and once a BJP candidate has won this seat four times.
MLA report card
MLA Satyapal Singh Rathore from Aliganj Assembly Headquarters has studied up to high school. Satyapal Singh was an SP MLA in the 2017 elections and surprised everyone by defeating Rameshwar Singh Yadav, who was among the dominant leaders. Satyapal Singh Rathore had also joined BSP after failing to receive the ticket from BJP. He subsequently returned to BJP.
Satyapal Singh Rathore is a contractor and also has a gas pump. Satyapal Singh Rathore has three sons and a daughter. Aliganj MLA Satyapal Singh claims to have carried out development work worth 250 million rupees. Satyapal Singh describes the construction of the ITI College, Stadium and Bus Stand in Aliganj for smooth traffic as his greatest achievement, built at a cost of 12 million rupees.