New Delhi: Rajnath Singh on Monday exuded confidence in Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s victory in the ensuing Lok Sabha elections 2019. After casting his vote in Lucknow at 7:30 AM, the home minsiter said that “the Mahagatbandhan is no challenge for BJP here.”Also Read - PM Modi To Visit Nepal On Buddha Purnima Today: What's On Agenda
“The people have the full right to choose who they want… In any case, Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi will become PM again,” Rajnath Singh said. Also Read - Noida: 81-Year-Old Man Arrested For 'Digital Rape' Of Minor For Over 7 Years
When asked about his contender Poonam Sinha, who is fighting Lucknow seat on SP-BSP-RLD ticket, Rajnath Singh said, “I don’t want to comment on her(SP-BSP-RLD candidate Poonam Sinha), as I believe elections are not about individuals but about issues.” Also Read - Uttar Pradesh New Assembly to Begin Its First Session From May 23
Poonam Sinha, wife of Congress leader Shatrughan Sinha joined Samajwadi Party (SP) in presence of Dimple Yadav on April 16.
Notably, there is a one-to-one face off between Rajnath Singh and Poonam Sinha from Lucknow Lok Sabha seat.
Lucknow, a stronghold of ruling BJP will vote on May 6. In 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Rajanth Singh had defeated Congress candidate Rita Bahuguna Joshi from the Lok Sabha seat by garnering 55.7 per cent of the total 10,06,483 votes polled. He had won in all the five assembly segments of the constituency.
Lok Sabha elections fifth phase polling for 51 parliamentary constituencies, spread across seven states — Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand is underway.