Mathura Lok Sabha Election Result 2019: Hema Malini appears to be heading for another win from Mathura. She is leading by over 2.7 lakh votes against her nearest rival Kunwar Narendra Singh of Rashtriya Lok Dal. The BJP had reposed faith in yesteryear Bollywood actress Hema Malini and fielded her for the second time from Mathura. She was pitted against RLD leader Narendra Singh and Mahesh Pathak of the Congress. The Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) was contesting this election in alliance with the Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP).
“Modi ji & Amit Shah ji are the architects of this stupendous win & it is the committed, tireless hard work of the wonderful Karyakartas (workers) that has made all this possible.I personally thank all the BJP cadre & all the netas of Mathura, UP who have worked so hard with me for my win,” she wrote on Twitter.
In 2014, Hema Malini had won this seat by defeating her nearest rival and RLD chief Ajit Singh’s son Jayant Chaudhary. The BJP leader had got 5,74,633 votes with 53.29 per cent vote share whereas Chaudhary could secure just 2,43,890 with a 22.62 per cent vote share. The RLD leader had won this seat in 2009 with 52.29 per cent vote share. But before him, Congress held this seat for five years since 2004.
The BJP has won Mathura parliamentary seats five times — 1991, 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2014. In 2004, Congress leader Manvendra Singh stopped BJP’s winning streak by defeating Tej Veer Singh. Then in 2009, Singh was defeated by Jayant Chaudhary who later ceded ground to Hema in 2014.
Mathura parliamentary constituency has five assembly segments: Chhata, Mant, Goverdhan, Mathura, and Baldev. In the recent state election, the saffron party won four of these assembly seats — Chhata, Goverdhan, Mathura, and Baldev. Mant went to the BSP. Akhilesh Yadav-led SP could not win even a single assembly seat here. In 2014, the BSP was placed third with 16.1 per cent vote share.
The RLD was hoping to consolidate SP and BSP votes against the BJP. However, the Congress made the fight three-way which helped the saffron party. The grand old party decided to field its candidate against the alliance after SP and BSP refused to accommodate it.
Mathura is one of the 80 parliamentary constituencies of Uttar Pradesh which is being ruled by the BJP. It had a total electorate of 1,341,649 out of which 593,726 were females and 747,923 were males, according to Election Commission’s 2009 report.