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Five interesting constituencies to look out for tomorrow

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 - 8:51pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA Webdesk
Among the 121 constituencies going to the polls tomorrow, we took a look at some of the more interesting constituencies that will face rather fierce battles

Among the 121 constituencies going to the polls tomorrow, we took a look at some of the more interesting constituencies that will face rather fierce battles

Patna Sahib: Patna Sahib is one of the constituencies located in Patna district of Bihar. Veteran actor and BJP member, Shatrughan Sinha is the current incumbent and is contesting from the seat again. However he faces an uphill battle this time around since the Congress has fielded Bhojpuri Film actor Kunal Singh, while the JD (U) has fielded Gopal Prasad Sinha a famous local doctor and the AAP has fielded Parveen Amanullah who was earlier in the JD (U).

Barmer: Barmer, a generally sleepy town has suddenly become a battleground for the BJP with expelled senior leader Jaswant Singh contesting as an independent against Sona Ram Choudhry a former Congress leader who joined the BJP months before the Lok Sabha elections.

Guna: Guna is an important Lok Sabha constituency in Madhya Pradesh that covers a part of Shivpuri District. The Congress has fielded Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia, a former royal against the BJP's Jaibhan Singh Pawaiya. Jaibhan is remembered for having crushed Jyotiraditya's father, Madhavrao Scindia in an earlier election in Gwalior following which Madhavrao moved to Guna. On a recent trip to campaign for Jaibhan, Sushma Swaraj was left red faced as local leaders and party cadres failed to turn up for a road show that was arranged.

Maval: Maval, a constituency on the outskirts of Mumbai will face a unique battle, with 3 candidates named Laxman Jagtap, 2 candidates named Shrirang Barne and another candidate named Texas Gaikwad who is being fielded by the Bahujan Samaj Party. The big name here though is Rahul Narvekar who recently quit the Shiv Sena in favour of the Nationalist Congress Party. In all there will be 19 candidates who will be in the fray here. It's anyones guess who will win this seat.

Patliputra: Pataliputra the ancient town built by the Magadha empire has first time contender and daughter of Bihar's most famous leader Laloo Prasad Yadav contesting for the Lok Sabha seat. Misa Bharati, whose assets are over Rs. 4.72 crore is an MBBS degree holder and is contesting against Ranjan Prasad Yadav of the JD(U), the current incumbent.

 




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