The results for 2019 Lok Sabha elections are finally out and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has clearly secured a landslide victory by winning more than 300 seats across the nation. They are set to return to power with a thumping victory.
People from across the fields tried to get out of their comfort zones in a bid to serve the people. A total of seven sportspersons contested in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections to test how popular they actually, are. Let us take a look at how some of them fared this election season –
1) Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and Krishna Poonia
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Union Minister, and the 2004 Sydney Olympics silver medalist was up against 2010 Commonwealth Games Gold medalist Krishna Poonia from the Jaipur Rural seat, which was meant to be a tough seat for the BJP. But what happened was exactly the opposite.
Rathore, representing BJP, defeated Poonia by a huge margin of 3.93 lakh votes to clinch a scintillating victory. The former Olympian got a total of 8,20,132 votes, which means 64.24% of the total votes. On the other hand, Poonia failed to get anywhere near Rathore as she could only manage to muster a total of 4,26,961 votes from this seat.
2) Gautam Gambhir
Former Indian opening batsman Gautam Gambhir started his political innings on a thunderous note by winning the East Delhi seat convincingly. Fighting the elections for the first time, Gambhir defeated Congress veteran Arvinder Singh Lovely by a whopping margin of 3.91 lakh votes.
At the end of counting, the former World Cup winner got 55.35% of the total votes. After the victory, he thanked all the people who voted for him and assured them that he’ll work for them with precision.
He has been a great servant for Indian in the field of cricket, no let’s see if he can replicate his performance in representing the people from his constituency.
3) Vijender Singh
Former Olympian and the current WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight Champion Vijender Singh also tried his luck this time around by contesting in recently concluded Lok Sabha elections. Unfortunately, he had to face defeat as he lost his deposit by securing just 13.56% of the total votes.
Vijender, who was contesting from the South Delhi seat, got 1,64,613 votes and secured the third position. He lost to BJP’s Ramesh Bidhuri (margin of 5,22,401 votes) and AAP’s Raghav Chadha (margin of 1,55,358 votes). Clearly, the party’s attempt to garner votes through Vijender yielded no returns.
4) Kirti Azad
One of the most experienced politicians in the list, Kirti Azad, had to face the brunt of the people in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections as he succumbed to a crushing defeat from the Dhanbad seat. Chucked out from BJP after accusing the party of not doing enough work for the country, Azad joined Congress in a bid to make his way to the parliament.
But the former Indian cricketer could not do much as he lost the seat BJP’s Pashupati Nath Singh by a whopping margin of 4.86 lakh votes. Azad got a total of 3,41,040 votes while Pashupati got 8,27.234 votes, which is 66.03% of the total votes.
He clearly got rejected by people for wrongly accusing the Prime Minister Narendra Modi government.
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