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Lok Sabha elections 2019- ‘I will win, public will decide the margin’: Rajnath Singh in Lucknow

Union home minister Rajnath Singh is pitted against Samajwadi Party-BSP alliance candidate Poonam Sinha, the wife of cine-star Shatrughan Sinha, and Pramod Krishnan of the Congress.

lok sabha elections Updated: May 06, 2019 15:20 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindusta Times, New Delhi
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Union Home Minister and BJP candidate Rajnath Singh was among the early voters in Gomtinagar polling station of Lucknow parliamentary constituency. (Subhankar Chakraborty/HT Photo)

Union Home Minister and BJP candidate Rajnath Singh was among the early voters in Gomtinagar polling station of Lucknow parliamentary constituency, which he won by a margin of more than two lakh votes in 2014.

“I will win in Lucknow… public will decide the margin of victory. I leave it to the people of Lucknow. BJP will get clear majority. NDA might also win 2/3rds majority. I appeal to all voters to come out with family and exercise their right,” Singh, who was accompanied by his family members said after casting his vote at 7.30am.

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Singh is pitted against Samajwadi Party-BSP alliance candidate Poonam Sinha, the wife of cine-star Shatrughan Sinha, and Pramod Krishnan of the Congress.

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Polling started at 7 am and long queues, including senior citizens, were seen at several booths in the city even before they opened.

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VB Shrivastava, 73, said, “This is a VIP polling booth so we decided to cast our vote at the earliest.”

Fifty one parliamentary constituencies are voting today in the fifth, and the smallest phase of the 2019 general elections. Barring seven seats in West Bengal and Anantnag and Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir, this phase of election is entirely in Hindi speaking states.

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The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its other National Democratic Alliance (NDA) partners had the highest seat share in the seats that are going to polls today.

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ConstituencySitting MP
Bihar
SitamarhiRam Kumar Sharma, RLSP
MadhubaniChaudhary Hukumdev Narayan Yadav, BJP
MuzaffarpurAjay Nishad, BJP
SaranRajiv Pratap Rudy, BJP
HajipurRamvilas Paswan, LJP
Jammu and Kashmir
LadakhThupstan Chhewang, BJP
AnantnagSeat is vacant (PDP’s Mehbooba Mufti quit after becoming CM of the state)
Madhya Pradesh
TikamgarhVirendra Kumar Khatik, BJP
DamohPrahalad Singh Patel, BJP
KhajurahoNagendra Singh, BJP
SatnaGanesh Singh
RewaJanardan Mishra, BJP
HoshangabadUday Pratap Singh
BetulJyoti Dhurve, BJP
Rajasthan
GanganagarNihalchand Meghwal, BJP
BikanerArun Ram Meghwal, BJP
ChuruRahul Kaswan, BJP
JhunjhunuSantosh Ahlawat, BJP
SikarSumedhanand Saraswati, BJP
Jaipur RuralRajyavardhan Singh Rathore, BJP
JaipurRamcharan Bohara, BJP
AlwarChand Nath, BJP
BharatpurBahadur Singh, BJP
Karauli-DholpurManoj Rajoria, BJP
DausaHarish Chandra Meena, BJP
NagaurC R Choudhary, BJP
ConstituencySitting MP
Jharkhand
KodarmaRavindra Kumar Ray, BJP
RanchiRam Tahal Choudhary, BJP
KhuntiKariya Munda, BJP
HazaribaghJayant Sinha, BJP
Uttar Pradesh
DharuheraRekha Verma, BJP
SitapurRajesh Verma, BJP
MohanlalganjKaushal Kishore, BJP
LucknowRajnath Singh, BJP
Rae BareliSonia Gandhi, Congress
AmethiRahul Gandhi, Congress
BandaBhairon Prasad Mishra, BJP
FatehpurNiranjan Jyoti, BJP
KaushambiVinod Sonkar, BJP
BarabankiPriyanka Singh Rawat, BJP
FaizabadLallu Singh, BJP
BahraichSavitri Bai Phule, BJP
KaiserganjBrij Bhushan Sharan Singh, BJP
GondaKirti Vardhan Singh, BJP
West Bengal
BangaonMamata Thakur, Trinamool Congress
BarrackpurDinesh Trivedi, Trinamool Congress
HowrahPrasun Banerjee, Trinamool Congress
UluberiaSajda Ahmed, Trinamool Congress
SreerampurKalyan Banerjee, Trinamool Congress
HooghlyDr Ratna De, Trinamool Congress
ArambagAparupa Poddar, Trinamool Congress

First Published: May 06, 2019 08:13 IST

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