Women contestants who will be watched in coming election in UP
Lucknow: Amethi is one of the five constituencies in Uttar Pradesh where election will be interesting to watch for different reasons. Attention should be paid to Amethi as in this constituency there is likely to be fight between two former " ranis" who love to hate each other.
The seat has also become important because there is likely to be a " friendly fight" between the Congress and Samajwadi Party, two parties which have allied on the eve of the poll. A final decision is yet to be taken but as things stand till date Gayatri Prasad Prajapati who is a sitting member of Samajwadi Party (SP) in the assembly has been selected for the seat again. On the other hand wife of a senior Congress party leader Amita Sinh is all-set to contest election from there.
If Prajapati is not shifted and Amita does not change stand two alliance partners will lock-horns in this constituency which will be exceptional. Another " rani" and first wife of the same Congress leader, Garima Sinh may contest from here as a BJP nominee, making the fight tougher.
Another seat which has assumed significance is Lucknow Cantt. Daughter- in-law of SP's patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav is pitted against Rita Bahuguna daughter of former Congress chief minister Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna. Aparna Yadav is a new comer to politics and the electoral battle in this constituency will be her first.
Three other constituencies holds equal importance for women-- Kairana, Raebareli and Ballia.
In Kairana, prestige of BJP Lokk Sabha member, Hukum Singh, will be at stake as his daughter has been provided ticket for the seat. She may carry the legacy of his father who was elected from here on more than one occasions before shifting to parliament In 2014.
Kairna had recently hit the headlines for " mass exodus" of Hindus. The issue was raised by two BJP leaders Sangeet Som and Hukum Singh. Another known party woman, Swati Singh, is likely to join the fray in Ballia district. Wife of Dayanand Singh who was expelled from the party for his uncharitable remarks against BSP supremo, Mayawagti, Swati is head of BJP's Mahila Morcha in the state.
Raebareli Sadar is yet another constituency from where a woman politician is likely to contest. Aditi Singh, daughter of Akhilesh Singh, may fight election from this seat if it is allotted to the Congress by the Samajwadi Party under the alliance pact. Akhilesh is known as a mafia don in the district who has represented the constituency five times.
His daughter who has done a post-graduation course in America is a new entrant to politics. The 28-year-old has already launched her election campaign although the alliance partner is yet to give its nod.