Zee Media Bureau
Lucknow: Mohammad Kaif`s political innings failed to take-off as the Modi-wave stormed the Samajwadi Party bastion in Phulpur, Uttar Pradesh in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The constituency, which gave India its first Prime Minister, is witnessing Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Keshav Prasad Maurya lead a strong field of 16 candidates.
Kaif, 33, along with Yuvraj Singh, famously helped India beat England with a 75-ball 87 in the 2002 Natwest Trophy final. However, his cricketing exploits have failed to garner votes. The former India batsman, fighting on a Congress ticket, is running a distant four, polling only 26,647 at the time, in one of India`s historic constituencies.
Following Maurya are Samajwadi Party candidate Dharam Raj Singh Patel with 1,08,622 votes and Bahujan Samaj Party`s Kapil Muni Karwariya with 95,601 votes.