3: 51 PM: According to latest EC updates, BJP candidates are leading in all five seats in Lucknow.
2:11 PM: BJP’s Dr Neeraj Bora is fast catching up with Samajwadi Party’s Abhishek Mishr in Lucknow West. This is the only assembly constituency in Lucknow where BJP is trailing. BJP’s candidates are leading in Lucknow East, Central, North and Cantonment.
12:00 PM: BJP’s candidates leading from Lucknow Cantonment, Lucknow East and Lucknow West, SP candidates maintain lead in Lucknow Central and Lucknow North seats.
11:50 AM – BJP’s Dr Reeta Joshi is well on her way to a comfortable win in Lucknow Cantonment now. Mulayam’s daughter-in-law Aparna Yadav is trailing Joshi by nearly 20,000 votes. Hard to make a comeback from here for Aparna.
10:31 AM- Reeta Joshi now surging ahead of Aparna Yadav. The BJP candidate is now leading by over 4,000 votes.
10:13 AM- BJP’s Reeta Joshi is in a neck and neck fight with SP’s Aparna Yadav in Lucknow Cantonment. Yadav is just trailing by a little over a 1,000 votes.
9:52 AM: BJP’s Ashustosh Tandan leading in Lucknow East over Congress’ Anurag Singh
9:05 AM – SP’s Aparna Yadav, the daughter-in-law of party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav, is trailing from Lucknow Cantt, according to the latest trends
The state capital of Lucknow is an important political constituency both at the Centre and for the state assembly. It is a stronghold of the BJP, being held by the party continuously since 1991. At present, Lucknow is represented by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in Lok Sabha. In the past, the state capital has been represented by a former Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, at least on one occasion.
Samajwadi Party Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav’s younger daughter-in-law Aparna Yadav is one of the star contestants from Lucknow Cantonment seat.
Candidates in fray from five assembly constituencies in Lucknow,
BSP – Armaan Khan
BJP – Suresh Kumar Shrivastav
SP – Mod Rehan
BSP – Ajay Kumar Srivastava
BJP – Dr.Neeraj Bora
SP – Abhishek Mishra
BSP – Saroj Kumar Shukla
BJP – Ashutosh Tandan “Gopal Ji”
Congress – Anurag Singh
BSP – Rajeev Srivastava
BJP – Brijesh Pathak
Congress – Abdul Maroof Khan
SP – Ravidas Mehrotra
BSP – Yogesh Dixit
BJP – Dr. Reeta Joshi
SP – Aparna Yadav