Bhinga Assembly poll result will prove the worth of Bahujan Samaj Party supremo and UP CM Mayawati’s strategy to counter anti-incumbency factor against her government by sacking 21 ministers just before the Assembly polls.

Former Uttar Pradesh Ayurvedic Medicine Minister Daddan Mishra was recently sacked by the Chief Minister Mayawati under a cleansing drive. Daddan was indicted by state Lokayukta for his alleged involvement in acts of corruption.

Now Daddan Mishra is contesting from Bhinga seat as a Bharatiya Janata Party nominee and BSP candidate Rahim Khan is all set to present tough challenge to the former minister. In a changed equation, Daddan will face tough fight from Khan. BSP is a cadre based party and all its workers are engaged in canvassing for Khan against Mishra to ensure the victory of their party candidate.

The fight in this constituency is going to be tough as the former BSP Minister and now a BJP candidate Daddan had won the seat last time in 2007 by a very narrow margin against his nearest rival Mohammad Aslam of the Congress. The Congress has once again reposed its faith in Aslam who is giving tough fight to Daddan. BJP has fielded Mishra by denying ticket to its previous candidate Chandramani Kant Singh.

Adding woes to the BJP candidate Mishra, Chandramani Kant Singh’s supporters are presumably not ready to stand by new party candidate. Certainly Daddan is facing wrath of Singh’s loyalists in the poll campaign. It may dent his poll prospects.

The Samajwadi Party has fielded Indrani Verma from the seat while the Badshah Khan is contesting from here on Peace Party ticket.