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Senior BJP leader writes to Amit Shah, advises him to not field candidate against Mulayam

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Lucknow, Mar 14: Senior BJP leader and former state minister Ram Sevak has reportedly written a letter to Amit Shah in which he has urged the party chief to not field a candidate against Samajwadi Party veteran Mulayam Singh Yadav who would contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections from Mainpuri, Uttar Pradesh.

Senior BJP leader writes to Amit Shah, advises him to not field candidate against Mulayam

Sevak wrote that Mulayam Singh Yadav had wished in Parliament that PM Modi may get a second term. He said that Mulayam ought to be respected for that, as per an Amar Ujala report.

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It is interesting to note that even the Congress may not field a candidate from Mainpuri. According to reports, Congress has decided not to put up candidates against at least three members of the family, including former Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav (in Mainpuri), SP National President and former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav (possibly Azamgarh) and Dimple Yadav (possibly Kannauj).

Mainpuri is set to go for polling on April 23. Mulayam Singh had won from this when he became the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh for the first time in 1989.

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In 2014, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its ally managed to stun the SP by winning 73 out of UP's 80 seats. SP could win just five Lok Sabha seats -- Badaun (Dharmendra Yadav), Firozabad (Akshay Yadav), Kannauj (Dimple Yadav), and Azamgarh and Mainpuri (party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav).

On March 8, The Samajwadi Party released its first list of candidates for Lok Sabha elections 2019. The first name on the list was of party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav who will contest from Mainpuri seat. The Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party are geared up to start the campaign for the first phase of voting on April 11. Joint public rallies of SP chief Akhilesh Yadav and BSP supremo Mayawati are on the cards in parts of western Uttar Pradesh. The joint rallies are expected to boost the cadres of both the parties for the upcoming polls.

Lucknow Fact Check
Year
Candidate's Name Party Result Vote Vote Share Margin
2014
Raj Nath Singh BJP Winner 5,61,106 55% 2,72,749
Prof. Rita Bahuguna Joshi INC Runner Up 2,88,357 28% 0
2009
Lal Ji Tandon BJP Winner 2,04,028 35% 40,901
Rita Bahuguna Joshi INC Runner Up 1,63,127 28% 0
2004
Atal Bihari Vajpayee BJP Winner 3,24,714 56% 2,18,375
Madhu Gupta SP Runner Up 1,06,339 18% 0
1999
Atal Bihari Vajpayee BJP Winner 3,62,709 48% 1,23,624
Dr Karan Singh INC Runner Up 2,39,085 32% 0
1998
Atal Bihari Vajpayee BJP Winner 4,31,738 58% 2,16,263
Muzaffar Ali SP Runner Up 2,15,475 29% 0
1996
Atal Bihari Vajpayee BJP Winner 3,94,865 52% 1,18,671
Raj Babbar SP Runner Up 2,76,194 37% 0
1991
Atal Bihari Vajpayee BJP Winner 1,94,886 51% 1,17,303
Ranjeet Singh INC Runner Up 77,583 20% 0
1989
Mandhata Singh JD Winner 1,10,433 34% 15,296
Dauji INC Runner Up 95,137 29% 0
1984
Sheila Kaul INC Winner 1,69,260 56% 1,22,120
Mohd. Yunus Saleem LKD Runner Up 47,140 16% 0
1980
Sheila Kaul INC(I) Winner 1,23,231 48% 30,382
Mahmood Butt JNP Runner Up 92,849 36% 0
1977
Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna BLD Winner 2,42,362 73% 1,65,345
Sheila Kaul INC Runner Up 77,017 23% 0
1971
Sheela Kaul INC Winner 1,71,019 72% 1,19,201
Purshottam Das Kapoor BJS Runner Up 51,818 22% 0
1967
A. N. Mulla IND Winner 92,535 37% 20,972
V. R. Mohan INC Runner Up 71,563 28% 0
1962
B. K. Dhaon INC Winner 1,16,637 50% 30,017
Atal Bihari Vajpayee JS Runner Up 86,620 37% 0
1957
Pulin Behari Banerji INC Winner 69,519 41% 12,485
Atal Bihari Vajpayee BJS Runner Up 57,034 33% 0

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