Poonam Sinha, wife of Congress leader Shatrughan Sinha, has joined the Samajwadi Party (SP). He got the party’s membership in the presence of SP leader Dimple Yadav. For many days, Poonam Sinha had been discussing joining the SP. With this, he has been announced to stand against the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in the Lucknow constituency. Senior Superintendent of Police, Ravidas Mehrotra has appealed to the Congress to not withdraw his candidature from Lucknow so that the BJP can be defeated. Poonam Sinha will fill his nomination papers on April 18.
Shatrughan Sinha is contesting from the Congress ticket from Patna Sahib. He has recently joined Congress. It is also being said that Congress can support Poonam. According to political analysts, the number of Kayastha voters in Lucknow is around three to three lakhs. Apart from this, there are close to 1.2 million Sindhi voters. For this reason, some SP leaders suggested that Poonam Sinha, wife of actor Shatrughan Sinha, be made the leader to fight Lucknow.
Rajnath files nomination
Poonam himself is Sindhi. In the past, SP’s national president Akhilesh Yadav and Shatrughan Sinha met Poonam in the meeting. Shatrughan’s condition was that the Congress did not even contest candidates against Poonam. Shatrughan is now in Congress They hope that they will convince the Congress. Rajnath, the current MP and BJP candidate from Lucknow, has filed nomination on Tuesday. So far neither the Congress nor the SP have been able to determine their candidate against him. Both the teams are looking for a strong contender against them.
Rajnath got 54 percent votes in 2014- (Poonam Sinha)
However defeating Rajnath with Lucknow would not be so easy for the opposition. In the last Lok Sabha elections, Rajnath got 54.28 percent votes. Rita Bahuguna Joshi of Congress, who stood second, got 27.89 percent votes. BSP’s Nakula was at number three with 6.23 percent votes, while Abhishek Mishra of SP was at number four with 5.49 percent votes. Now if the percentage of votes of these three is also added, then it only sits at 39.61 percent, which is much less than votes received by Rajnath. In this case, the math of the common candidate is not even seen.
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