Agra North is part of Agra district and one of the five assembly constituencies in the Agra Lok Sabha constituency. First assembly election in this assembly constituency was conducted in 2012 after the constituency came into existence in the year 2008 as a result of the “Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies Order, 2008”. A BJP stronghold, the party MLA Jagan Prasad Garg has won four straight terms (since 1998). He was elected during the by-elections in 1998. In his second and third terms, he contested from Agra East which ceased to exist post delimitation in 2008.
Agra North is at the heart of the district’s business centre and have faced severe problems during the recently concluded demonetisation of high denomination notes. There are 15 candidates participating from various parties and all are businessmen. The Times of India reports the bullion market is believed to have suffered a loss of nearly Rs 500 crore, leaving over 40,000 goldsmiths unemployed and an equal number of skilled labourers in the unorganised shoe industry, agriculture and other sectors losing jobs.
MLA: Jagan Prasad Garg (BJP)
Key rivals: Gyanendra Gautam (BSP), Atul Garg (SP)
I have undertaken several development works in my constitutency, building bridges and roads by co-ordinating with the PwD.
Water supply is big issue
Water borne diseases have increased
Traffic Jams and broken roads are yet to be improved
MLA has taken initiative to improve services but should have delivered more on the promises made.
Election Date: 11/02/17
Result Date: 11/03/17