who are the mayoral candidates
Actually Lucknow Municipal Corporation (Mayor) is reserved for women this time. That’s why BJP has nominated Sushma Kharkwal, who was associated with Mahila Morcha, as its candidate. While the SP has given senior journalist Vandana Mishra, Shaheen Bano from the BSP, who was the candidate from the Lucknow North assembly seat, Mohd. Sarwar Malik’s wife has been made a candidate. Similarly, Sangeeta Jaiswal from Congress and Anju Bhatt from Aam Aadmi Party are candidates. Apart from this, Alka Pandey from Suhaldev Bharatiya Samaj Party, Madhu Sen from Lok Dal, Usha Tripathi from Gandhian Peoples Party are contesting the elections. On the other hand, the names of Asha Mishra, Mithilesh Singh, Manju Dohre, Nalini Khanna and Lakshmi Kushwaha are included in the independents.
‘SP-BSP gave walkover to BJP’
Senior journalist Yogesh Mishra says that Lucknow has been the ancestral seat of BJP for a very long time. Now whether it is SC Rai or Dinesh Sharma or Sanyukta Bhatia all of a sudden came from BJP and won the elections. BJP candidate Sushma Kharkwal is the core worker of the party. She has been active since the time of Atal ji and has done a lot of work for the women’s front. This ticket has been given to a member of the party, so the workers will also work with enthusiasm. On the other hand, senior journalist told that SP has given ticket to an outsider, in such a situation SP workers will not be charged as much. He said that it seems that SP and BSP have given a walkover to BJP. He also said that BJP will perform well here and there will be a big margin of victory. Along with this, he told that the issue related to Atiq-Ashraf and Asad will be seen in this election. One way or the other only BJP will get its benefit.
‘Had the candidate of the opposition been good, he could have won the election’
On the other hand, according to senior journalist Naval Kant Sinha, the urban voters of Lucknow have always been in favor of the BJP. It is not that the candidate of any opposition party cannot win from here. He believes that if the opposition had fielded a good candidate, it could have won. He told that the SP has given ticket to Bandana Mishra from here, whom people do not recognize much in the city. It is certain that he is the most educated candidate. Along with this, he said that this time there is no big face, so the vote will be held only in the name of the party. Lucknow is a BJP bastion, because of this BJP will perform better than other parties. Along with this, Naval Kant told that the anti-BJP vote will go to SP only. Whereas BSP candidate is not looking serious, BSP will get only individual votes. At the same time, he also told that the voters of 88 villages which are connected to Lucknow Municipal Corporation have also become urban, it is not going to have any effect.
SP-BJP will fight, victory is not easy for BJP
On the other hand, according to senior journalist Pramod Goswami, this time there will be a close fight between SP and BJP. Even though BJP has been winning this seat continuously, but this time the victory for BJP will not be so easy. The main reason for this is also that the BJP candidate is completely new, the BJP candidate does not have any identity of his own among the public. On the other hand, SP candidate Vandana Mishra is one of the well-known people in Lucknow, besides being a journalist, she has also been a social concern. That’s why BJP is going to get a tough fight this time. On the other hand, regarding the BSP, he said that the BSP is no longer the strength it used to be earlier.
‘Problems related to the public were not completed’
According to a senior journalist, even if the roads of Lucknow are clean. Like Indore, there was talk of bringing Lucknow to the first place, but leave alone the first, it did not even remain in the third position. The dirt remained in its place. Pramod Goswami told that there were many problems related to the public which were not completed. SP can capitalize on all these issues and at the same time, SP can count the work done in Lucknow like Metro, Ekana Stadium, River Front, Lucknow-Agra Express in its government. At the same time, he said that the BJP government has been in power for six years, the mayor was also from the BJP, but what a big thing Lucknow got. Except renaming the Ekana Stadium.
The mayor is the first citizen of the city
The Mayor of Lucknow is the head of the Lucknow Municipal Corporation. The mayor is the first citizen of the city. The mayor plays an ornamental role in representing and maintaining the dignity of the city and a functional role in deliberating on discussions in the corporation. The role of the mayor is largely ceremonial. The city is divided into 110 wards, each headed by a corporator, who works under the mayor. Apart from the 110 corporators, there are also deputy commissioners and heads of various departments and circle officers.
Satish Chandra Rai became the first mayor of Lucknow.
Samyukta Bhatia was the Mayor of Lucknow, who contested and won the 2017 Lucknow Municipal Corporation elections on a BJP ticket. With this, she became the first woman mayor of Lucknow. Currently the corporation has no mayor and the city is under an administrative control. On the other hand, before Sanyukta Bhatia, former Deputy Chief Minister of the state, Dinesh Sharma has been the Mayor. Dinesh Sharma was elected Mayor from Lucknow for the first time in 2006, he has been the Mayor of Lucknow till 2017. And in 2002, Dr. SC Rai became the first mayor of Lucknow Municipal Corporation. From the year 1960 to 21 November 2002, the city head of the Lucknow Nagar Palika Parishad was elected here. Raj Kumar Srivastava became the first city head. All the leaders including Dr. SC Rai, Akhilesh Das, Dr. Dauji Gupta, Beni Prasad Halwasiya, Dr. Madan Mohan Singh Sidhu have been city heads. Since 1960, there has been an administrative period about seven times.
Total more than 31 lakh 15 thousand voters in Lucknow
This time voting will be held on May 4 for the election of 110 ward councilors, 10 city panchayat presidents and 129 corporators along with the mayor. On the other hand, from the point of view of votes, this time there are a total of 29 lakh 24 thousand 675 voters in the Lucknow Municipal Corporation, divided into eight zones, in which 1556813 male and 1367862 female voters will exercise their franchise to elect the city government. And there are 1 lakh 91 thousand 220 voters in Nagar Panchayat, including 98 thousand 315 male and 92 thousand 950 female voters. In this way, there are a total of 31 lakh 15 thousand 895 voters in Lucknow this time. In which there are 1655128 male and 1460767 female voters.
Yogi Adityanath called an important meeting at his home on civic elections, everyone from minister to officer attended
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