Karchana Assembly seat is one of the high profile constituencies in the third phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls. Karchana will go to polls on February 15. Samajwadi Party heavyweight and Allahabad MP Kunwar Reoti Raman Singh’s prestige is on the stake as his son and former minister Ujjawal Raman Singh is contesting from here on the SP ticket.

The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has fielded Dipak Patel for the seat while the Congress reposed faith in Bhagwat Prasad Pandey. Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Anamika Choudhary is striving hard to make the battle triangular. There seems to be straight fight between the SP and the BSP on the prestigious seat.

BJP stalwart Murli Manohar Joshi’s prestige is also on the stake as Joshi had represented thrice Allahabad Parliamentary seat.

In 2007 Assembly polls, BSP candidate Anand Kumar Alias Collector Pandey defeated Ujjawal Raman Singh by a very narrow margin.