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Alka Rai

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Alka Rai
MLA, 17th Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
ConstituencyMohammadabad, Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh
Personal details
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
ResidenceMohammadabad, Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh

Alka Rai is an Indian politician from hindu community associated with the Bhartiya Janta Party. Alka Rai contested the Uttar Pradesh assembly election held in 2017. She got elected from the Mohammadabad assembly constituency. She defeated Ex. MLA Shibgatullah Ansari with a margin of more than one lakh votes.[1][2][3]

She claimed that her husband Krishnanand Rai was allegedly murdered by Mukhtar Ansari but later in 2019 Mukhtar Ansari was found not guilty.[4] [5] The person she defeated in the elections was Ansari's brother.[6] However this is not the first victory of Alka Rai in an assembly election. She defeated her rival in the bu-poll of year 2005, when her husband was shot dead. In the by-poll of 2005 no one from Ansari family contested the election. However they pitched Sri Krishan urf Gama Ram in the contest and supported him. Krisan Kumar was defeated by Alka Rai with a margin of 33,744 votes.[7]

Posts held[edit]

# From To Position Comments
01 2017 Incumbent Member, 17th Legislative Assembly

See also[edit]

  • Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly


  1. "My Neta National Election Watch".
  2. "Up election 2017".
  3. "Mohammadabad – Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election Results 2017".
  4. Ansaris acquitted in Krishnanand Rai murder case
  5. Ansaris found not guilty in 2005 MLA murder case
  6. "UP: Alka Rai, widow of murdered MLA, could become states jail minister". Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  7. "Sitting and previous MLAs from Mohammadabad Assembly Constituency".

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