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Destiny of prominent leaders sealed

There are several notable figures whose fates were determined in the third phase
03:40 AM May 08, 2024 IST | SURINDER SINGH OBEROI
destiny of prominent leaders sealed
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New Delhi, May 7: The destinies of numerous prominent leaders fighting elections in the third phase of the Lok Sabha elections including Union Home Minister Amit Shah now rest within the ballot boxes, with the results slated for announcement on June 4.

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Among the notable figures whose fates were determined in the third phase are:

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AMIT SHAH

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Gandhinagar, Gujarat

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah is running for his second term from Gandhinagar, Gujarat, which has been a strong area for the BJP since 1989. He is competing against Congress' Sonal Patel in the upcoming elections, aiming to repeat his 2019 victory where he won by 5.55 lakh votes over CJ Chavda.

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JYOTIRADITYA SCINDIA

Guna, Madhya Pradesh

Former Congress leader and current Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia is running from Guna, Madhya Pradesh, after switching to the BJP in 2020. He lost this seat in 2019 to BJP's Krishna Pal Singh and is now facing Congress’ Yadvendra Rao Deshraj Singh.

DIMPLE YADAV

Mainpuri, Uttar Pradesh

Samajwadi Party leader Dimple Yadav is seeking re-election from Mainpuri, Uttar Pradesh, which was previously held by her father-in-law Mulayam Singh Yadav.

She won the by-election in December 2022, defeating BJP’s Raghuraj Singh Shakya, and is now up against BJP's Jaiveer Singh Thakur.

SUPRIYA SULE

Baramati, Maharashtra

Supriya Sule, daughter of NCP (SP) leader Sharad Pawar, is defending the Baramati seat in Maharashtra against Sunetra Pawar, wife of Ajit Pawar, who joined the BJP-led NDA. Baramati has been a Pawar family stronghold since 1984, first held by Sharad Pawar and then by Supriya Sule, who defeated BJP's Kanchan Rahul Kul in 2019.

DIGVIJAY SINGH

Rajgarh, Madhya Pradesh

Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijay Singh is returning to the election from Rajgarh, which is an important seat in this election. Singh, calling this his "last election," is facing BJP's two-time MP Rodmal Nagar in a closely watched contest.

SHIVRAJ SINGH CHOUHAN

Vidisha, Madhya Pradesh

Longest-serving Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is contesting from Vidisha, challenging Congress Pratap Bhanu Sharma. Chouhan, now a BJP candidate, aims to retain his position as a five-time MP from Vidisha.

PRALHAD JOSHI

Dharwad, Karnataka

Union Minister Pralhad Joshi is seeking re-election from Dharwad, Karnataka, where he has been winning since 2004. Joshi, who previously served as a Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Coal, and Mines, is facing Congress Vinod Asooti in this election.

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