THE BHARATIYA Janata Party bagged 42 seats out of the total 110 in the State capital, to remain 14 short of simple majority. Samajwadi Party with 31 seats followed BJP while Congress could grab 23 seats. Independents were elected winner in 14 wards. Most of the independents have rebelled from various political parties.
In one of the most prestigious Raja Ram Mohan Rai wards, Congress candidate Nagendra Singh Chauhan with 2565 votes, defeated his nearest BJP rival Nrapendra Pandey who could get only 1357 votes. Nrapendra suffered defeat by a margin of 1208 votes.
At Sardar Patel ward, Sandhya Mishra (3480) of Congress defeated her nearest independent rival Deepshikha Srivastava (816) by a margin of over 2600 votes, at Hazratganj, Madhu Singh (2963) of Congress defeated Manorama Vajpayee (1182) of BJP by a margin of 1781 votes.
At Ram Teerth ward, Durgesh Nandini Yadav (2944) of Samajwadi Party defeated her nearest rival of Congress Azad Manju Agarwal (1296) by a margin of 1648 votes, Tribhuvan Tewari (3065)of BJP won the Lohia Nagar seat from his nearest SP rival Vijai Bajpai (1063), while Sanjai Mishra of BJP won the Bajrangbali ward seat while Mallahitola seat was won by Najuk Jahan an independent.
At Amberganj seat, where SP and BJP workers clashed on the polling day and re-poll was ordered, was won by BJP’s Poonam, Mankameshwar ward seat was won by Ranjit of BJP. He defeated present corporator Javed of Samajwadi Party.
The clout of Mafia don-turned MLC Arun Shanker Shukla ‘Anna’ worked in Daliganj. Jyoti Shukla, the daughter-in-law of Anna and SP candidate won the seat. However, in Triveni Nagar, Anna’s nephew Sudhir Shukla ‘Doli’ lost to Dev Sharma Munna Mishra of BJP by a handsome margin of 2,663 votes.
At Begum Hazrat Mahal ward, BJP got a shock as its candidate GD Shukla lost to Munna Bhai of Samajwadi Party. In Jaishankar Prasad ward, rebel BJP candidate Suresh Chandra Awasthi won the seat as an independent candidate.
Nagendra of BJP won the Alamnagar, Arvind Misra also of BJP won from Aliganj ward, while BJP’s Kishore Kumar won the Nirala Nigar seat. While BJP suffered a shock at Vivekananda Puri ward where its sitting corporator Savita Singh lost to Shailendra Singh of Samajwadi party by 601 votes.
Kadam Rasool ward went to M Sagir of Samajwadi Party, Daulatganj went to Irshad Hussain also of Samajwadi Party, Amar Sahay of BJP won the Sheetla Devi ward, Sabiha Khan of SP won the Asharfabad seat. Kanahiyya Madhopur seat went to Achala Rawat, an independent, Congress’ Kanti Devi defeating her nearest rival of BJP’s Hari Om Verma won Sadatganj seat.
BJP’s Nutan Nayak defeated her nearest rival Usha Singh of Samajwadi Party in Guru Govind Singh ward. In Babu Kunj Behari ward, Ram Milan Yadav upset three time corporator of BJP Devendra Bahadur Singh by a margin of over 600 votes.
Sarojini Nagar seat went to Suresh Rawat of SP. Colvin Taluqdar seat was wrested by Dayashankar of Congress , Tanveer Ahmed, an independent won from Kalbe Abid (I) ward. Ramesh Kapoor Baba of BJP won Chowk Kaliji Bazar seat, while Acharya Narendra Dev ward went to BJP’s Vishnu Tripathi ‘Lankesh’.