- Showing his inked finger to the camera, the Lucknow candidate of Uttar Pradesh in sheer confidence claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on the winning side.
After exercising his franchise in the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections just half an hour after polling began, at 7:30 AM, Home Minister Rajnath Singh exclusively interacted with Republic Media Network.
Showing his inked finger to the camera, the Lucknow candidate of Uttar Pradesh claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on the winning side.
When questioned if the SP-BSP alliance in the state will have an impact over the elections, the Union Minister stated that it is on the people to make that decision.
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He said, "People of Lucknow will decide that."
Speaking over Rahul Gandhi's 'Karma' jibe in retaliation to Prime Minister Modi's 'No. 1 Corrupt' remark on his father and late former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, Rajnath Singh claimed that the 'he will get his answer'
He said, "He will get his answer. There is no doubt that NDA is winning by 2/3rd majority and Prime Minister Modiji will come out victorious."
For the Lucknow seat, Rajnath Singh is contesting against Samajwadi party candidate Poonam Sinha and Congress candidate Acharya Pramod Krishnam.
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With 7 states, 51 seats and 674 candidates in contention, the states that will go to polls on Monday are-
- Uttar Pradesh: Dhaurahra, Sitapur, Mohanlalganj, Lucknow, Rae Bareli, Amethi, Banda, Fatehpur, Kaushambi, Barabanki, Faizabad, Bahraich, Kaiserganj and Gonda
- Rajasthan: Ganganagar, Bikaner, Churu, Jhunjhunu, Sikar, Jaipur Rural, Jaipur, Alwar, Bharatpur, Karauli-Dholpur, Dausa and Nagaur
- West Bengal: Bangaon, Barrackpore, Howrah, Uleberia, Sreerampur, Hooghly and Arambag
- Madhya Pradesh: Tikamgarh, Damoh, Khajuraho, Satna, Rewa, Hoshangabad and Betul
- Bihar: Sitamarhi, Madhubani, Muzaffarpur, Saran and Hajipur
- Jammu and Kashmir: Ladakh and Anantnag
- Jharkhand: Kodarma, Ranchi, Khunti and Hazaribagh