There are total 83 Zilla Panchayat members in Jaunpur. Talking about the major political parties, Apna Dal has 6 district panchayat members. 10-10 members of Bharatiya Janata Party and BSP have also been elected. The Samajwadi Party did not declare any candidate in this panchayat election. However, the SP claims that 45 of its members have also been elected.
Former MP Harivansh Singh’s daughter-in-law turned rebel
Neelam Singh, who was elected as a district panchayat member from ward number-16 under the banner of BJP, had nominated for the post of district panchayat president as a rebel candidate. For the past several days, Neelam Singh was meeting several district panchayat members. She was also trying to get ticket from BJP. Neelam Singh did not get ticket from BJP due to the loss of seat in the account of the alliance.
Neelam Singh comes from a political family. She is the daughter-in-law of former Pratapgarh MP Kunwar Harivansh Singh. In the initial phase, it was being speculated that he would be contesting against Independent candidate Srikala Reddy. Neelam Singh has filed nomination after becoming a rebel after not getting ticket from BJP. During the nomination, two district panchayat members of Bharatiya Janata Party were also present along with Neelam Singh as a proposer. There seems to be a rift in the NDA alliance regarding this.
However, former Pratapgarh MP Kunwar Harivansh Singh says that he has the support of many Zilla Panchayat members and is going to contest this election with full strength. Kunwar Harivansh Singh is also one of the big industrialists of Mumbai.
Bahubali former MP Dhananjay Singh’s wife also fielded In
Shrikala Dhananjay Singh, who was elected as District Panchayat member from ward number 45, has also submitted a claim for the post of District Panchayat President. Srikala defeated the outgoing District Panchayat President Raj Bahadur Yadav’s wife by a huge margin. Dhananjay Singh had to face defeat by a very small margin in the recently held assembly elections.