If an unknown candidate from BJP contests from the Lucknow Lok Sabha seat, then the result could go anywhere, but if not, then there will be a very tough contest amongst the candidates.By all accounts, BJP is at an advantage in the Lucknow Lok Sabha constituency but it is going to be a tough fight because Bahujan Samaj Party has decided to field Akhilesh Das Gupta, an ex-Congressmen who left the party after a bitter row with members of the Gandhi family and AICC. Being an eminent businessman, a member of Rajya Sabha, an eminent educationist and much more goes to his credit. A trump card played by Samajwadi Party is Sanjay Dutt, son of Congress ex-MP Sunil Dutt. The Congress Samajwadi Party alliance has huge hopes with the celebrity-turned-politician.
The actual game would begin with the announcement of BJP candidate. It is expected if Atal Bihari Vajpayee or Lalji Tandon contest the elections then the Lucknow seat may fall to the BJP. But what if someone else contests?
In Lucknow the public needs a leader who actually does work and is known to the city. On this perspective, Akhilesh Das Gupta is the most suitable. â€œIf an unknown candidate from BJP contests from the Lucknow Lok Sabha seat, then the result could go anywhere, but if not, then there will be a very tough contest amongst the candidates,â€ said a political commentator.
â€œIf advertisements could make a can make a candidate win, the hoardings and power would be in the hands of the rich and powerful but looking at the present condition of the voters of Lucknow, BJP can emerge as a leading party in the Lok Sabha elections,â€ says Kishan Lal.