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Brahmins hold key to Kidwai Nagar Assembly seat

Keeping the eye on 1,16,000 Brahmin voters in the constituency of 3,16,000 voters, the BJP has fielded Vivek Sheel Shukla.



Kanpur: Brahmins hold the key in the newly
created Assembly constituency of Kidwai Nagar with majority of
the political parties fielding candidates from the caste.

Keeping the eye on 1,16,000 Brahmin voters in the
constituency of 3,16,000 voters, the BJP has fielded Vivek
Sheel Shukla, who is very close to senior BJP leader Uma
Bharti.

Meanwhile, SP has fielded senior party leader Om Prakash
Mishra for the first time, whereas Congress has roped in Ajay
Kapoor -- sitting MLA from Govind Nagar constituency and BSP
has contested Shyam Sundar Garg in the newly-formed
constituency.

There are 50,000 votes of Baniyas and Vaishyas, Dalits
hold 35,000 votes, while 30,000 is from OBCs and Muslims and
25,000 votes come from Punjabi community.

Relying on Brahmin votes, BJP`s Shukla also expects to
bag OBC and Vaishya votes following the campaigning by Bharti.

Congress`s Ajay Kapur, on the other hand, claims that
people will vote for him rising above religion and caste for
the development work he has done in the area.

SP candidate said the people are looking at the SP as an
alternative to the ruling BSP.

Depending on the Dalit and Vaishya votes, the BSP
candidate is hopeful to win the poll by bagging the Brahmin
votes.

Political analysts believe that main battle is between
Congress and BJP in the Kidwai Nagar constituency.

Meanwhile, SP has fielded senior party leader Om Prakash
Mishra for the first time, whereas Congress has roped in Ajay
Kapoor -- sitting MLA from Govind Nagar constituency and BSP
has contested Shyam Sundar Garg in the newly-formed
constituency.

PTI

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