Who is Chandan Chauhan of RLD who won from Bijnor Lok Sabha seat? Know your MP

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Chandan Chauhan

Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) has won from Bijnor Lok Sabha seat. The party fielded Chandan Chauhan from this seat. The RLD is part of the BJP-led NDA. RLD’s Chandan Kumar was pitted against Samajwadi Party’s Deepak Saini. Here, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has fielded Chaudhary Vijendra Singh, leading to a three-cornered fight. There was a fierce contest between the candidates of the three parties and in the end RLD won.

According to the Election Commission, 10 lakh 24 thousand 432 voters exercised their franchise in the Bijnor Lok Sabha seat, out of which 3555 votes were cast through postal ballot. RLD got 39.48 percent and SP got 35.82 percent votes. The gap between the two parties was more than three percentage points. While BSP has got 21.38 percent votes. 11 candidates were in fray for this seat. Deposits of all candidates except RLD, SP and BSP were confiscated.

According to the Election Commission, RLD’s Chandan Chauhan got 4 lakh 4 thousand 493 votes and SP candidate Deepak Saini managed to get 3 lakh 66 thousand 985 votes in Bijnor seat. While BSP’s Vijendra Singh has got 2 lakh 18 thousand 986 votes. In this triangular contest, RLD defeated SP by a margin of 37 thousand 508 votes.

Who is Chandan Chauhan?

RLD’s Chandan Chauhan is the grandson of former Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Narayan Singh. His father Sanjay Chauhan has also been an MP from Bijnor seat. Chandan Chauhan was a dedicated SP worker ahead of the 2022 assembly elections. SP and RLD had an alliance in those elections. When Chandan Chauhan was in SP at that time, he contested and won elections from Mirapur seat on RLD symbol and became an MLA. In that election, he defeated BJP’s Prashant Chaudhary by a margin of 27 thousand 380 votes.

During this time, he became close to RLD supremo Jayant Chaudhary and Jayant Chaudhary made him the president of his party’s Yuva Morcha. Jat and Gurjar communities are in majority in Kairana, Bijnor and Muzaffarnagar. In such a situation, Jayant Chaudhary tried to play the Jat-Gurjar card by giving ticket to Chandan Chauhan.

Why did Chandan Chauhan join SP?

During the time of Chaudhary Ajit Singh, Chandan Chauhan’s father was also in the RLD and was elected as a member of the Lok Sabha from Bijnor on an RLD ticket. Apart from this, he also became an MLA from here. He died of a heart attack in October 2014. Chandan Chauhan had sought a ticket from RLD in the Lok Sabha elections at that time, but when Jayant Chaudhary did not give him a ticket, he joined the SP.

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