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.Updated: May 09, 2020, 17:52 IST
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.
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.
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.