The Bharatiya Janata Party is poised for an unprecedented win in Uttar Pradesh, a state where it has been power starved for almost 15 years.
Proving wrong fears of a hung Assembly in Uttar Pradesh, the BJP, with its aggressive campaign led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is leading in 312 of the 379 seats.
The ruling Samajwadi Party and its ally Congress trailed at a poor second spot (54 seats) while the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) was gasping at 19 seats.
But put aside the individual issues ailing and propelling the respective parties, the UP Assembly elections were also a star-studded affair, with bigwigs like Union Minister Rajnath Singh's son Pankaj Singh in Noida and UP's tainted minister Gayatri Prajapati in the fray.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's son Pankaj Singh won the Noida assembly seat for the BJP, defeating his nearest rival Samajwadi Party candidate Sunil Choudhary by a margin of 1,04,016 votes.
Thus to put things in perspective, Firstpost has compiled a quick list of heavyweights winning/ losing in their respective constituencies.
|Abdullah Azam Khan||Suar||SP||Won|
|Rita Bahuguna Joshi||Lucknow Cantt||BJP||Won|
|Aparna Yadav||Lucknow Cantt||SP||Lost|
|Sidharth Nath Singh||Allahabad West||BJP||Won|
|Kunwar Jitin Prasada||Tilhar||Congress||Lost|
|Swami Prasad Maurya||Padrauna||BJP||Won|
Published Date: Mar 11, 2017 12:22 PM | Updated Date: Mar 11, 2017 18:51 PM