Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh files his nomination from Lucknow

He also held a 6-kilometre-long road show in the region to the collector’s office for filing nomination.

Written by Newsroom Staff April 16, 2019 12:50

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh filed his nomination from Lucknow today.  Before filing the nominations, Singh offered prayers at the Hanuman Setu temple and addressed party workers at the BJP state headquarters situated at Hazrathang Chauraha.

He also held a 6-kilometre-long road show in the region to the collector’s office for filing nomination.

This will be the second time that the 67-year-old leader will contest Lok Sabha elections from Lucknow. In 2014, he bagged the seat by defeating the then Congress candidate Rita Bahuguna Joshi, who is now in BJP and a minister in the Uttar Pradesh government.

Former Prime Minister Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Bajpai was elected five times from Lucknow parliamentary seat from 1991 to 2004 and after his retirement Lalji tandan carried the legacy in 2009.

In 2014 Rajnath Singh shifted from Ghaziabad to Lucknow and won the seat by a margin of around 3 lakh votes. Meanwhile nominations for the six phase of general elections will start today in which 14 seats of the state will go for poll.

Meanwhile, Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore also filed his nomination from Jaipur parliamentary constituency for Lok Sabha Elections2019. Yog guru Ramdev and Rathore’s wife Gayatri Rathore were also present.