Polling for 51 seats in 5th phase of Lok Sabha elections
The 17th general elections, divided into seven phases, will complete the fifth phase on 6th May. Seven states will vote on 51 seats. These include Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Rajasthan and Jammu and Kashmir. Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag seat is going to be held in three phases, tomorrow’s third phase will be completed. A total of 52 seats are included in this in 51 new seats. Jammu and Kashmir’s Ladakh will also vote. In the case of area it is the largest parliamentary constituency in the country.
The fate of many veterans will be decided in the fifth phase. These include UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Ministers Smriti Irani, Jayant Sinha, Arjunram Meghwal, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathod, Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti and former Union Minister Jitin Prasad. Polling for sixth and seventh phase will be done on May 12 and 19 respectively. The results will be on May 23.
Uttar Pradesh: Look at UP’s Maharaties
he fifth phase of elections in Uttar Pradesh is most important because it will have to vote in 14 seats, including big and highly popular VIP seats like Amethi, Rae Bareli, Lucknow. The decision of the political future of veterans like UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Textile Minister Smriti Irani, Minister of State Food Processing Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti and Jitin Prasad will be decided. The most interesting contest will be on Amethi seat – Rahul Gandhi vs. Smriti Irani.
This is an ancestral seat of Congress President Rahul Gandhi and Union Minister Smriti Irani is giving them a direct fight. In the 2014 general elections, the fight was also interesting. The SP-BSP combine has not fielded its candidate in support of the Congress. To help Rahul, his sister Priyanka Vadra has done day and night. Rahul is contesting from here to reach Parliament for the fourth time. UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi is in fifth place for the traditional Rae Bareli seat of the Gandhi family. The SP-BSP combine has given a go-ahead in support of Sonia, while the BJP has tried to stop Congress’s rebel Dinesh Pratap Singh and stop Sonia’s path.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh is on the field again in the Lucknow seat. BJP’s rebel Shatrughan Sinha’s wife Poonam Sinha is contesting as SP-BSP combine, and Congress has given ticket to the well-known Acharya Pramod Krishnam. There are some reactions here too. Congress candidate from Patna, Shatrughan Sinha, has increased the confusion of Congress by joining Poonam’s nomination process. Rajnath, on the other hand, joined the hospital with the help of SP leader Mulayam Singh Yadav in the dilemma of the coalition.
Former Union Minister Jitin Prasad’s road is not easy to find in the Dhaurahra parliamentary area. Jitin Prasad of Congress, who got entangled in the Tikon from SP-BSP combine Arshad Ahmed Siddiqui and BJP’s Rekha Verma, has defeated Raksha Verma in the last election. The war of Dhaurah will be interesting on the trend of Muslims.
In the Faizabad parliamentary seat, which has a significant place due to the Ram Janmabhoomi, the BJP has again led MP Lullu Singh, while the alliance is from Anandasen Yadav of the SP. Congress candidate Dr. Nirmal Khatri is expected to repeat the history of 2009, when he won the election.
In addition to the alliance with Sitapur Lok Sabha seat, BSP candidate Nakul Dubey and BJP’s Rajesh Verma have been involved in making the Congress’s Kishen Jahan triangular.
BJP rebel on Banda-Chitrakoot seat in Bundelkhand and Shyamacharan Gupta MP from Allahabad is a coalition candidate. The BJP has tried to convert the MP Bhairon Prasad Mishra to RK Patel. Congress has fielded Dasu Dadua’s brother Bal Kumar Patel in the field.
In Fatehpur, Union Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti is raising the Congress’s Rakesh Sachan with Sukhdev Prasad, the coalition candidate.
In Kausambi seat, BJP’s Vinod Sonkar is trying to trap the alliance candidate Indrajit Saroj and Girish Passe of Congress besides Raghuraj Pratap alias Raja Bhaiya’s party candidate in Shailendra Chutushkariya battle.
Jaipur: Two Union Ministers on the field
In Rajasthan, 12 out of 25 seats will be cast on Monday. Votes have already been completed in 13 seats. Two Central Ministers of Modi Government, a National Secretary of Congress, just before the election will be the decision of the fate of the National Democratic Party President Hanuman Beniwal and the fate of the Mahants of Haryana. Dausa seat is the only seat in the state where BJP and Congress have fielded women candidates. On the other two seats, Bharatpur and Alwar, the BSP has made the contest triangular.
Jat multi-seat fighters interesting
The fate of the legends which will be decided on Monday include Union Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal. He is contesting from Bikaner parliamentary constituency. They are from Madan Gopal Meghwal of Congress. Moussere brothers are in both relationships. Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathod is contesting from Jaipur rural seat. Prior at the Congress ticket before them, former athlete and MLA Krishna Poonia is in the fray. So the competition has become interesting.
Jitendra Singh, the National Secretary of Congress and close to Rahul Gandhi, has once again lost his fortune on the Alwar seat. They are from the BJP’s Baba Balakanth. Balkan is the Mahant of the Mustast Math in Rohtak, Haryana. The BJP has once again brought Sant Sumedhad Saraswati resident Rohtak from Sikar seat to the ground. He is contesting from the former Union Minister and Jat leader of Congress Subhash Mahariya. Hanuman Beniwal, president of National Democratic Party, who is joining the NDA after the announcement of the Lok Sabha election, is contesting from Nagaur seat.
The BJP has left the seat for Beniwal after cutting off the ticket of its current MP and Union minister CR Chaudhary. Beniwal combines the veteran Jat leader himself. Nathuram is from Mirtha’s grandson Jyoti Mirdha. BJP’s Nihalchand Meghwal and Bharat Meghwal of Congress are in the Sriganganagar seat. In Karauli-Dhaulpur the BJP has again fielded Manoj Rajoria. Congress has given ticket to Sanjay Jatav in front of them. BJP has fielded Jaskar Meena from Dausa.
Congress has given ticket to Savita Meena. On Jhunjhun seat, Congress has given Shravan Kumar and BJP ticket to Narendra Kichad. The BJP has expressed its trust in the Kichad by cutting the ticket of its present MP Santosh Ahlawat. From Bharatpur seat, Congress Abhijeet Jatav and BJP from Ranjita Koli, Jaipur City Congress has made Jyoti Khandelwal and BJP Ramcharan Bohra as candidate. Bohra is presently a parliamentarian. Jat-dominated half-a-dozen seats appear to be very interesting.
Madhya Pradesh: Challenge for BJP
Polling for seven seats in Madhya Pradesh will be held on Monday in the fifth phase. In 2014, the BJP had won all seven seats. Equations have changed after assembly elections.
If Union Minister Virendra Kumar is in the fray with BJP here, Congress has bet on new faces Kiran Ahirwar. Former BJP MLA RD Prajapati is a candidate from Samajwadi Party.
There are Prahlad Patel MP from BJP, Pratap Singh Lodhi from Congress, Jitendra Khare from BSP and Man Singh Lodhi in the Indian Power Conscious Party. The Congress has not won here since 1989.
From here the Congress has fielded the Queen of the Chhatrapur Rajshana, Kavita Singh Nataraja Raje. BJP has fielded Vishnudutt Sharma, who is associated with the National Self-help group. The son of Bandit Dargah Dadua, Veer Singh Patel is in the fray from the SP here.
The BJP has given the current MP Ganesh Singh a chance again. The contest is from Rajaram Tripathi of Congress. The BSP has brought good luck to the field. Since 1998, BJP has been occupying this seat.
Here, BJP MP Janardhan Mishra is contesting against former Congress MP Sushma Swaraj. Siddhalal Tiwari’s son Siddhartha Tiwari.
BJP has fielded its current MP Rao Uday Pratap Singh again in the field. The fight is from the Congress of Shailendra Deewan. The BSP has fielded retired DIG MP Chaudhary.
Here is the BJP occupation from 1996. The main contest between BJP’s Durgadas Uike and the Congress’s Ramu Tayikam This time both parties have bet on new faces.
West Bengal: Strong security, tough examination
The fifth phase of the verdict in West Bengal will test the real test of Trinamool Congress. The reason for this is that in the four stages so far, the BJP, the CPI (M) and the Congress, respectively, had two to two and four seats. Till now, eight seats were held by opposition parties in 18 constituencies, while 10 seats have been allotted by Trinamool. From the fifth phase, the voting in the Lok Sabha seats with a narrow majority of Trinamool is going to start on Monday. These seats are quite important.
Four of these seats are such, where Hindi-speaking, Jute Mill workers and Matuaas are in the decisive role. Two seats of Howrah district will be cast for Howrah Sadar and Ulberiya, Hooghly, Hooghly, Shrirampur and Arambagh and Barrackpore and Bengaon seats in North 24 Parganas district. Over 1.16 crore voters will decide the fate of 83 candidates.
Polling began in the state with the deployment of central forces on only 50 per cent booths in the first phase, but in the fifth phase, the Election Commission had to decide on the deployment of 578 companies of Central forces on 100 per cent booths. After Jammu and Kashmir, it is the recruitment of central force on booths in any state during voting because no phase of violence in Bengal has ended.
In the fifth phase, for the seven Lok Sabha seats in the three districts of the state which are to be held, all the ruling Trinamool Congress is in the possession. Most of these seats were sometimes called Lal Durg, but they have been occupied by the Trinamool since 2009. Since 2014, Trinamool has got the main challenge from the BJP in Bengal, though the CPI (M) and the Congress are also in the fray.
Both the Bungaon and Barrackpaws were always occupying the Left Front. The Left Front is eager to re-capture this. The Congress is not behind. Similarly, the main battle between Trinamool and BJP in Howrah is being said, but the CPI (M) and the Congress are also in the fight. The battle is also triangular in Hooghly, Shrirampur and Arambagh seats, but Trinamool and BJP are in front.
Bihar: Goodwill at stake
Lalu-Rabri, Ram Vilas Paswan and Hukumdev Narayan Yadav are credited for the fifth phase of elections in Bihar, because in this phase, their special candidates have landed in the field to take over the heritage. In Madhubani, Ashok Yadav, son of former Union Minister Hukumdev Narayan Yadav, Lajpa Supremo of Hajipur Ramlalas Paswan’s brother Pashupati Paras and Saran seat RJD chief Lalu Yadav and former Chief Minister Rabri Devi’s Samadh Chandra Rai are in the field. Everyone has a look at the Saran seat as Chandrika Roy herself is opposing her son-in-law Pradapatap.
Between Jain’s Sunil Kumar Pintoo and RJD’s Arjun Rai, Madhav Chaudhary is making a triangular fight situation in Sitamarhi. In Madhubani, BJP’s Ashok Yadav, Badri Purso of RJD, Congress rebel Shakeel Ahmed is in the ground. RJD has got in trouble with Congress rebel Shakeel Ahmed. In Muzaffarpur, BJP’s Ajay Nishad and Vip Party are contesting between Rajbhushan Chaudhary. In Saran, BJP’s Rajiv Pratap Rudy and RJD’s Chandrika Rai, Lajpa’s Pashupati Kumar Paras in Hajipur and Shiv Chandra Ram of RJD are the candidates.
Jammu Kashmir: Anantnag and Ladakh
Two seats in Jammu and Kashmir will be held on Monday in Ladakh and Anantnag. The BJP, which has won the Ladakh parliamentary seat with just 36 votes last time, winning again this time is not less than the challenge. The Congress is also pushing for complete control of this seat and on the other hand, two independent candidates are not even underestimated.
A total of four candidates are in the fray in this constituency. Thupchant Chivang, who won the election on BJP ticket in 2014, has resigned from the BJP a few months back. This time BJP has nominated Jamian Serang Namgyal as its candidate. Congress has given ticket to Riggina Spelbar. Two Independent Sajjad Kargili and Asghar Ali Karbhai are trying their luck. The total voter on this seat is also about two lakhs. At the same time, the Anantnag seat of South Kashmir is the only seat in the country where voting is being held at the tinnest stage.
On May 6, the third and final phase of this constituency is to be held in Pulwama and Shopian districts. Trail, Pampore, Pulwama, Rajpora, Wachi and Shopian come in this area. These are the most terrorism in the world. National Conference’s Hasnain Masoodi, Bharatiya Janata Party’s Sophie Yusuf, Indian National Congress’s Ghulam Ahmad Mir, Jammu Kashmir People’s Democratic Party’s Mehbooba Mufti and 18 candidates are in the fray.
Jharkhand: BJP is occupying four
There will be four seats in Jharkhand’s second (fifth phase) phase of elections in Ranchi, Kangi, Koderma and Hazaribagh on May 6. Two former chief ministers Babulal Marandi and Arjun Munda, present Union Minister of State Jayant Sinha, Former Union Minister Subodh Kant Sahai, Former Minister Annapurna Devi besides the current MP Rammath Chaudhary’s reputation is at stake.
These four seats are currently with the BJP. On three seats in four, the BJP has given ticket to its MPs and given new candidates. In Ranchi, angry MP Rammhal Chaudhary was rebelled and jumped into the ground. Here, he is taking iron from BJP candidate Sanjay Seth and Congress candidate Subodh Kant Sahai.
In Hazaribagh, Union Minister Jayant Sinha’s path looks a little easier. Congress has thrown up a millionaire Gopal Sahu from here, which is new to this land, for whom this land is new. Former MP Bhubaneswar Mehta, who is representing the CPI, is also pushing here. The competition is also triangular in Koderma.
Here BJP has joined the BJP, leaving RJD by cutting the ticket of current MP Ravindra Rai, and former MLA Late Yadav, Annapurna Devi has been nominated as its candidate. In front of Annapurna, the former Chief Minister Babulal Marandi’s vast personality is a big challenge. In the peg, the BJP has fielded former Chief Minister Arjun Munda for stamping the ticket of veteran Kadia Munda. They are from the Congress’s Kali Charan Munda.