Lucknow: In the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, some Bahubali candidates managed to win this time, but the public rejected most of the Bahubali candidates.
According to the results declared by the Election Commission, the Bahubali candidates Dhananjay Singh (Malhani), Vijay Mishra (Gyanpur), Yash Bhadra Singh Monu (Isauli) and the Bahubali leader of Purvanchal, Amarmani Tripathi’s son Amanmani Tripathi (Nautanwa), who is serving a life sentence, have been sentenced to death. The public rejected. At the same time, Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiya (Kunda) and Abhay Singh (Gosaiganj) won.
They got defeated by the Bahubalis
Janata Dal (United)’s Bahubali candidate Dhananjay Singh had to face defeat at the hands of SP candidate Lucky Yadav by 17,527 votes from Malhni seat of Jaunpur. Dhananjay, who was an MP in the past, was in a lot of controversies before the election. The Lucknow police had also announced a reward of Rs 25,000 on him in a murder case. However, he got a clean chit in the subsequent investigation.
Bahubali Vijay Mishra, who has been continuously becoming an MLA from Gyanpur seat since 2002, had to face defeat in the elections this time. In the year 2017, he became the only MLA of the party by winning the election on the ticket of Nishad Party. But this time he was not given ticket by the Nishad Party and he contested as a candidate of Pragatisheel Manav Samaj Party and stood third.
Vijay Mishra had reached the assembly in 2002, 2007 and 2012 contesting elections on a Samajwadi Party ticket, while in 2017 he won the elections on a Nishad Party ticket.
Bahubali candidate Yash Bhadra Singh Monu of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), who had contested from Sultanpur’s Isauli seat twice, had to face defeat once again. He has contested elections on BSP ticket even before this.
Similarly, Amanmani Tripathi, who was earlier jailed in the murder case, had to face defeat from Nautanwa seat. He had won the 2017 assembly elections from the same seat as an independent candidate. This time he contested the election on BSP ticket but he could not win. Amanmani is the son of Amarmani Tripathi, one of the Mafia politicians of Purvanchal, who is serving a life sentence in the Madhumita Shukla murder case.
These bahubalis got victory
Talking about the Bahubalis who won the elections, Raghuraj Pratap Singh managed to win the election from Kunda seat for the eighth time in a row. He usually contested elections as an independent candidate, but this time he formed his own party Jansatta Party Democratic and won by contesting on his ticket. He is continuously being elected MLA from Kunda seat of Pratapgarh since 1993.
Usually the Samajwadi Party did not field candidates against Raja Bhaiya, but this time SP gave ticket to his former colleague Gulshan Yadav and Raja Bhaiya’s main contest was against Gulshan.
Samajwadi Party’s Bahubali candidate Abhay Singh managed to win the election from Gosaiganj seat. In the year 2012 also, he had reached the assembly from the same seat on the same ticket as SP. However, he had to face defeat in the 2017 assembly elections.
Talking about the relatives of mafia politicians, then Purvanchal’s mafia politician Brijesh Singh’s nephew Sushil managed to win the election from Sayedaraja seat. Sushil has reached the assembly for the fourth time. Earlier, he had won the election from Dhanapur seat on BSP ticket in the year 2007 while in the year 2012 he was elected MLA from Sakaldiha seat.
Mafia politician Mukhtar Ansari, who was MLA several times from Mau Sadar seat, did not contest this time but his son Abbas Ansari managed to reach the assembly for the first time by winning the election from this seat.
Abbas was elected MLA from Mau Sadar seat on the ticket of Samajwadi Party’s ally Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SUBHSP). He defeated his nearest rival Ashok Kumar Singh of BJP by more than 38,000 votes.