During the formation of 10th Lok Sabha in 1991 when Ram Mandir was one of the major issues and in the year 1998 when the BJP formed its NDA government at the Centre, these eight Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh remained out of the BJPs reach.

It was only once in 1991 when the BJP from the Sambhal Lok Sabha gave tough competition to the other parties but finally it lost the seat to Janata Dal. BJP’s Harpal Singh lost the Samabhal seat to Janata Dal’s Shripal singh by 1705 votes.

Ambedkar Nagar earlier known as Akabarpur is again one constituency where the BJP could never win. Moreover, Ghosi, Balia and Salempur are few more seats in Purvanchal where the BJP couldn’t register its victory.

Ghosi seat in the state was initially ruled by the Left, but later came Kalpnath Rai who held up the seat winning twice on the Congress ticket, once as independent and the other time being the Samata party candidate.

Again, the Samajwadi Party grabbed the Ghosi seat and later BSP candidate won from here twice.

The story behind the Balia seat is that first Socialist Party got victory, which followed by the victory of Congress candidate and later former prime Minister Chandra Shekhar took over the Balia seat and ruled there for eight-long terms, which was succeeded by his son Neeraj Shekhar who represents this so far.

To win from Slamepur seat is still a dream for BJP, however it performed well in the constituency in year 1991.

Lalganj seat in Purvanchal is yet again one seat which has been troubling the BJP, as the party till date couldn’t win from this seat as well.

Fulpur and Mainpuri are two more seats from where the BJP wants to win, but till now the luck hasn’t favoured the party much.


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