Lucknow: 'Voter quantity 141' of Lucknow Central constituency is more likely to once more give polling a miss.
The voter is none apart from 92-year-old former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who represented Lucknow within the Lok Sabha 5 instances in a row and progressively grew to become synonymous with the Metropolis of Nawabs.
"The final time Atal Bihari Vajpayee voted was in 2004 Lok Sabha elections, which was additionally the final election he contested. Thereafter, he couldn’t vote in meeting elections of 2007, 2012 and Lok Sabha elections of 2009 and 2014," his shut aide Shiv Kumar stated.
Vajpayee has been indisposed for some years now after struggling age-related issues and has not been seen in public.
This time additionally he "wouldn’t be capable to forged his vote within the ongoing meeting polls", Kumar stated.
Polling in Lucknow is scheduled to be held on February 19.
The polling centre, the place the title of the previous Prime Minister is enrolled as a bonafide voter, is situated within the the workplace of the Lucknow Municipal Company. His voter identification card quantity is XGF0929877.
Vajpayee was elected to Lok Sabha from Lucknow in 1991, 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2004.
Within the following Lok Sabha elections in 2009 and 2014, the BJP maintained its dominance on the seat as Lalji Tandon and Rajnath Singh have been elected MPs respectively.
Lamenting that Vajpayee wouldn’t be capable to forged his vote on this election, BJP state spokesperson Rakesh Tripathi stated, "Although Atalji wouldn’t be capable to forged his vote for the social gathering candidate, but his blessings are at all times with us. And with this, we’d surge forward within the electoral battlefield, and conquer Uttar Pradesh."
Vajpayee is the primary and the one non-Congress chief who accomplished his full time period as Prime Minister.
Born in 1924, he had his baptism in politics throughout the Stop India motion in 1942. He was additionally the primary Exterior Affairs Minister to ship a speech within the UN Meeting in Hindi.