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When Atal Bihari Vajpayee lost the election to Raja Mahendra Singh in Mathura, the bail was confiscated

Highlights

  • Tal Bihari Vajpayee’s birth anniversary is on 25th December
  • Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee also contested from Mathura
  • Former PM had to face defeat five times in political career
  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s bail was confiscated in Mathura’s Lok Sabha elections

Lucknow
Saturday is the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The former PM of the country lost elections many times. He had a special attachment to Mathura in Uttar Pradesh. In 1957, Atal ji contested from here and even his bail was forfeited. He had to face defeat in front of Raja Mahendra Singh, but despite this he never broke his ties with the city.

Although former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee had to face electoral defeat five times in his political career of 60 years, but he got the worst defeat in Mathura. Atal Bihari contested from here against independent candidate Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh. Even his bail was forfeited in this election.

Elections won from Balrampur
In 1957, Atal Bihari contested from three Lok Sabha seats Mathura, Lucknow and Balrampur. Out of these three seats, he reached the Lok Sabha from the parliamentary seat of Balrampur. In Mathura, he got only 10 percent votes and he came fourth.

Vote was sought for Raja Mahendra Pratap himself
Political analysts told that Atal ji had lost the election from here, the reason for this was himself. He himself then told the people in the election rallies that they should vote for Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh and not him. Atal’s goal was not to win the election from here, but to defeat the Congress.

Did not leave the support of the people of Mathura
Political analyst Ashok Pandey said that Atal Bihari was very close to the workers of Mathura’s parliamentary seat and always remained connected with them. Nothing changed even after his defeat. He knew how to build strength. He respected others, that was the reason why everyone respected and loved him.

It is said about Atal Bihari that he was such a person that he never showed ego or ego in vain. He was a leader who was always associated with the workers. He had great love and affection for the people of Mathura.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee (file photo)

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