Yashpal Singh Yadav the son of the NCUI President lost Assembly elections from Babina seat in Jhansi by a narrow margin. Rajeev Singh “Parichay”-the BJP candidate was the winner. Yadav was an alliance candidate (SP-Congress).
Yash Pal polled impressive votes and was just marginally behind the winner. He bagged 79876 votes while BJP candidate got 96713 votes- a difference of roughly 16 thousand votes.
In the beginning he trailed by just 700 votes and his supporters still felt he may make up but as the counting progressed the gap kept on widening.
Cooperators expressed shock as his win was a certainty. They said his campaigning had been most visible in the constituency- a sure sign Yash Pal –the young and educated candidate would romp home.
But they also explained his loss to the Modi tsunami that overwhelmed many a stalwart and Yash Pal was just a first-timer.
Proving all poll Pundits wrong the Modi wave was such a juggernaut that not only finished off the entire opposition but also opened a new chapter in the poll history of the most populous state of the country.
For three full days the leader of the world’s largest democracy camped in the holy city of Varanasi, his parliamentary constituency, walking the ancient streets and stopping at Hindu temples to seek blessings, despite warnings from aides about his security and the risk to his reputation had come up short, reports TOI.
Another cooperative leader and former cooperation minister in the Akhilesh Cabinet Shiv Pal Singh Yadav, however romped home. He also trailed in the beginning though. Contesting from Jaswantnagar Shiv Pal polled 126834 defeating his closest rival Manish Yadav of BJP by a margin of more than 50 thousand votes.