Samajwadi Party’s Tej Narayan Pandey alias Pawan Pandey won by a margin of 5405 votes over BJP’s Lallu Singh. This constituency has been of BJP since 1992, the year when the Babri Masjid was demolished !
The BJP has never emerged as a big party all the more because of absence of visionary political leaders like Atal Bihari Vajpayee. All the more BJP marked as a Hindu-Party since the demolition of Babri -Masjid faced criticisms immensely after they fail to construct Ram Mandir on the disputed location in Ayodhya. This stood as one of their major agendas and no matter how hard they worked on other grounds, some voters felt cheated. Well, it has been decades since that fanatic and horrific incident took place and the election results in Ayodhya , this time, may be indicating that both communities have moved on and development seems the core agenda among voters!