New Delhi: The 2019 Lok Sabha elections witnessed a string of B-Town celebrities contesting from various seats across the country. While some of them managed to strike gold for their respective parties, others are trailing as per latest trends thereby getting a mixed response from voters in total.
For the BJP, names like Sunny Deol (Gurdaspur), Babul Supriyo (Asansol), Manoj Tiwari (North East Delhi), Kirron Kher (Chandigarh), Ravi Kishan (Gorakhpur) and Hema Malini (Mathura) have managed to garner votes from their respective constituencies and helped the BJP-led NDA to retain power for a second term.
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However, as per latest trends, Jaya Prada is trailing behind Samajwadi Party’s Azam Khan in Azampur, while Akhilesh Yadav is leading from Azamgarh against BJP’s Dinesh Lal Yadav.
Meanwhile, for the Congress, big guns like Shatrughan Sinha (Patna Sahib), Raj Babbar (Fatehpur Sikri) and Urmila Matondkar (Mumbai North) could not manage to woo voters, if latest trends are to be believed.
Besides them, TMC’s Moon Moon Sen (Asansol), Samajwadi Party’s Poonam Sinha (Lucknow) and Independent candidate Prakash Raj (Bangalore Central) are also trailing in their respective areas.
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As per the latest trends, the ruling BJP is storming back to power with a comfortable majority on its own for the second consecutive time and is set to cross the 300-mark along with its allies in the Lok Sabha.
The BJP whose campaign was spearheaded by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on muscular nationalism and a strident anti-Congress plank was leading in 292 seats, 20 seats more than the halfway mark of 272 in the 543-member Lok Sabha. Its allies Shiv Sena (20), JD-U (16) and Lok Janshakti Party (6) were also doing well in Maharashtra and Bihar. (ANI)