In a significant win for the Bharatiya Janata Celebration (BJP), Sushma Kharkwal has been elected because the new Mayor of Lucknow. She defeated her closest rival, Vandana Mishra from the Samajwadi Celebration (SP), by a margin of 52,699 votes. The BJP additionally received many of the councillor seats, with lots of its candidates securing a lead early on.
Kharkwal, who has been related to the BJP for 35 years, credited her win to her battle and arduous work. She has served in varied positions inside the occasion, and her scooter was an everyday sight at former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s rallies.
Kharkwal’s husband retired from the military as a ‘Havildar’ and went on to work as an assistant marshal within the Legislative Meeting till final yr.
Regardless of going through opposed circumstances and having to boost her two kids alone, Kharkwal didn’t depart politics. She revealed that the previous PM was a detailed pal and mentor, and his affection for her was evident at rallies and conferences.
Kharkwal’s elder son is a senior govt at Philips, whereas her youthful son is an engineer.
Lucknow Municipal Company election 2023 outcomes
Sushma Kharkwal- BJP- 1,16,205
Vandana Mishra- SP- 63,506
Shaheen Banu -BSP- 15,963
Anju Bhatt- AAP- 5,835
Sangeeta Jaiswal -INC -24,665