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Hardoi is one of the 80 Lok Sabha constituencies of Uttar Pradesh.
As per the last census report, Hardoi houses 25,84,173 people. Out of them, 30.79% of voters belong to Scheduled Caste category while 0.01% belong to Scheduled Tribes category. Moreover, 14.45% of voters are from urban areas while 85.55% voters stay in rural areas.
There are a total of 17,14,387 voters in the constituency. Among which, 9,39,831 are male voters and 7,74,556 are female voters.
In the previous elections, BJP's Anshul Verma defeated Shive Prasad Verma from BSP. The margin was 81,343 votes.
The voter turnout recorded was 57%.
In what qualifies as a great political thriller, Jai Prakash of Bharatiya Janata Party defeated Samajwadi Party's Usha Verma by a margin of 132,474. After a close shave, Jai Prakash will now govern Hardoi for the next five years.
For this seat, Samajwadi Party placed its bet on Usha Verma while the Indian National Congress fielded Virendra Kumar. Jai Prakash was the candiate from Bharatiya Janata Party.