Firozabad seat is witnessing a tough fight between SP and BJP

Candidates' dignity is now on the line as the campaigning for five assembly seats in the Firozabad district comes to an end on Friday evening.

Ankit Awasthi
Published on: 19 Feb 2022 12:00 PM GMT
Firozabad seat is witnessing a tough fight between SP and BJP
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Candidates' dignity is now on the line as the campaigning for five assembly seats in the Firozabad district comes to an end on Friday evening. Elections for the five assembly seats will be held on February 20 and the candidates' prestige is on the line whether they win or lose. Due to the presence of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) candidate in Firozabad and Sirsaganj, there is a triangular contest between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Samajwadi Party (SP) candidate in those two districts (BSP). Manish Asija, the incumbent BJP candidate for the Firozabad Sadar seat, has built a name for himself via his dedication and hard work, which is tough for other candidates to match.

With Saif-ur-Rehman as their candidate, the SP has introduced a fresh face to the constituency. Former SP MLA Azim Bhai, on the other hand, has caused embarrassment for the party by not receiving a ticket and is also campaigning for his wife Shazia Hasan, who is running on a BSP ticket. In addition to this, Sandeep Tiwari, a member of the Congress, has made his presence known.

The election for the Shikohabad seat is a much-anticipated event. The BJP has nominated Om Prakash Verma, a former MLA from the state of Punjab, as their candidate. Both candidates are putting up their best efforts to win over voters by claiming their respective triumphs. Anil Yadav has been fielded by the BSP in an attempt to make the struggle more triangular. Depending on how well the BSP candidate is received by the Yadav community, the race might get fascinating. While SP is attempting to complete a hat-trick of victory in the Sirsaganj assembly seat, its current MLA Hari Om Yadav, who is a member of the Saifai family, is running as the BJP candidate this time around and attempting to beat SP, who had defeated Sarvesh Singh in the previous election.

The Samajwadi Party is fighting for the prestige of the Saifai family in this seat, and RamGopal Yadav and Akhilesh Yadav have both thrown their weight behind the campaign. Pratima Pal has been nominated by Congress, while Pankaj Mishra has been nominated by the BSP. Clearly, Pankaj Mishra is attempting to make the election into a triangular battle by campaigning with all of his might.

Manvendra Lodhi, the district president of the BJP, has been fielded for the Jasrana assembly seat, and he is optimistic of winning on the basis of the party's support and a homogenous voter base. In 2017, Ramgopal Lodhi of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was elected. With a fresh face in Sachin Yadav, the SP attempted to take on the BJP, but SP rebel Shiv Pratap Singh only added to their difficulties by defecting to the BJP.

When it comes to the district's single reserved assembly seat, Tundla, the BJP is once again putting its faith in shining MLA Prempal Dhangar, who is up against former BSP MLA Rakesh Babu, who is running as the party's SP candidate. With Amar Singh as the candidate, BSP has worked hard to destabilize Rakesh Babu's equation of success. In the electoral arena, Congress has fielded Yogesh Diwakar, while the AAP has fielded Babloo Singh, respectively.

The biggest number of candidates in this seat (13 total) is engaged in the process of attempting their fortune. In the district's assembly elections in 2017, the BJP was successful in winning four seats. If the BJP manages to preserve its existence or overcome the SP's position, it will be a victory. On March 10, it will be able to inform the public of the outcome of the election.

Ankit Awasthi

Ankit Awasthi

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