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Last Updated : May 06, 2019 11:20 AM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Lok Sabha polls Phase 5 | Rajnath Singh to Rahul Gandhi: Here are the key candidates in the fray

Voting began on May 6 for the fifth phase of Lok Sabha election in 51 constituencies spread across seven states

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Rajnath Singh, Party – BJP, Lok Sabha seat – Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh | Home Minister Rajnath Singh is contesting on his parliamentary constituency Lucknow, a seat on which the BJP has not lost in the last seven Lok Sabha elections. He is contesting against Congress’ Acharya Pramod Krishnam and SP’s Poonam Sinha.
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Rajnath Singh | Party – BJP | Lok Sabha seat: Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh | Home Minister Rajnath Singh is contesting from his parliamentary constituency Lucknow, a seat on which the BJP has not lost in the last seven Lok Sabha elections. He is contesting against Congress’ Acharya Pramod Krishnam and SP’s Poonam Sinha.

Sonia Gandhi, Party – Congress, Lok Sabha seat – Rae Bareli, Uttar Pradesh | UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, who has won the Rae Bareli Lok Sabha seat four times in a row, is again in poll battle from the same constituency. She is contesting against BJP’s Dinesh Pratap Singh. The SP and BSP haven’t fielded a candidate in the race for the seat.
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Sonia Gandhi | Party – Congress | Lok Sabha seat: Rae Bareli, Uttar Pradesh | UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, who has won the Rae Bareli Lok Sabha seat four times in a row, is again contesting from here. She is pitted against BJP’s Dinesh Pratap Singh. The SP and BSP haven’t fielded a candidate for the seat.

Rahul Gandhi, Party – Congress, Lok Sabha seat – Amethi, Uttar Pradesh | Congress president Rahul Gandhi is looking for a fourth straight victory in Amethi. However, he has been given a tough fight from Union Minister Smriti Irani, A BJP candidate on the seat.
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Rahul Gandhi | Party – Congress | Lok Sabha seat: Amethi, Uttar Pradesh | Congress president Rahul Gandhi is looking for a fourth straight victory from Amethi. However, he is facing a tough fight from Union Minister Smriti Irani, the BJP candidate on the seat.

Poonam Sinha, Party – SP, Lok Sabha seat – Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh | Wife of actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha, Poonam Sinha is contesting against Home Minister Rajnath Singh in Lucknow Lok Sabha seat. She has recently joined the Samajwadi Party.
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Poonam Sinha | Party – SP | Lok Sabha seat: Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh | Wife of actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha, Poonam Sinha is contesting against Home Minister Rajnath Singh in Lucknow. She recently joined the Samajwadi Party.

Smriti Irani, Party – BJP, Lok Sabha seat – Amethi, Uttar Pradesh | Despite losing the Lok Sabha poll in 2014 by around 100,000 votes in Amethi, Union Minister Smriti Irani is again contesting from the seat.
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Smriti Irani | Party – BJP | Lok Sabha seat: Amethi, Uttar Pradesh | Despite losing the Lok Sabha polls in 2014 by around 100,000 votes in Amethi, Union Minister Smriti Irani is again contesting from the seat.

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Party – BJP, Lok Sabha seat – Jaipur Rural, Rajasthan | Incumbent BJP MP and Olympic shooting silver medallist Rajyavardhan Rathore is contesting against another Olympian Krishna Poonia on Jaipur Rural Lok Sabha seat. (Image: Twitter/@Ra_THORe)
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Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore | Party – BJP | Lok Sabha seat: Jaipur Rural, Rajasthan | Incumbent BJP MP and Olympic shooting silver medallist Rajyavardhan Rathore is contesting against another Olympian Krishna Poonia. (Image: Twitter/@Ra_THORe)

Jayant Sinha, Party – BJP, Lok Sabha seat – Hazaribagh, Jharkhand | Union Minister Jayant Sinha is looking for a second term from Hazaribag seat, which was earlier represented by his father Yashwant Sinha. He is contesting against Congress’ Gopal Sahu, brother of Rajya Sabha member Dhiraj Sahu.
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Jayant Sinha | Party – BJP | Lok Sabha seat: Hazaribagh, Jharkhand | Union Minister Jayant Sinha is looking for a second term from Hazaribag seat, which was earlier represented by his father Yashwant Sinha. He is contesting against Congress’ Gopal Sahu, brother of Rajya Sabha member Dhiraj Sahu.

Arjun Munda, Party – BJP, Lok Sabha seat – Khunti, Jharkhand | The BJP has rested eight times MP Karia Munda this time and fielded former Chief Minister Arjun Munda from Khunti Lok Sabha seat. He is contesting against Congress’ Kalicharan Munda, brother of BJP minister Neelkanth Munda. (Image: Twitter/@MundaArjun)
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Arjun Munda | Party – BJP | Lok Sabha seat: Khunti, Jharkhand | The BJP has benched eight-time MP Karia Munda this time and fielded former Chief Minister Arjun Munda from Khunti. He is contesting against Congress’ Kalicharan Munda, brother of BJP minister Neelkanth Munda. (Image: Twitter/@MundaArjun)

First Published on May 6, 2019 11:15 am
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