The Lok Sabha 2019 elections results are finally out. In a no-surprises event, Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) had a clean sweep over the votes.
This election saw a variety of sports stars contest for pole positions in their respective constituencies. While some of them triumphed, others did not perform particularly well. Here is a detailed analysis of how the sports stars in politics fared in their respective constituencies.
Gautam Gambhir – BJP
Just like how he opened the Indian innings with a bang in his cricketing days, Gautam Gambhir had a blistering start to his political career. Contesting in the elections from East Delhi, Gauti not only cemented himself as a politician he did it in style. As of now, Gambhir has approximately 52.2% votes from his constituency and is winning by an extremely big margin. The person coming in second is way behind with a mere 1,53, 279 votes as of now.
Rajvardhan Rathore – BJP
Former Indian Olympian shooter and current Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs, Rajvardhan Rathore contested for the elections in Jaipur rural area. He is representing BJP and is leading the tally with a big margin as well. As of now, the former shooter has about 63.8% votes out of the total, which is a clear indicator of his dominance.
Krishna Poonia – INC
Former short put champion, Krishna Poonia has also turned towards politics and is contesting in the Jaipur rural elections as well. She is representing the Indian National Congress (INC) party. Unfortunately, the champion is not acing the game in politics and is losing to Rajvardhan Rathore. As of now, she has around 33.8% votes, which is second best to the winner.
Kirti Azad – INC
Former Indian cricketer Kirti Azad has been in politics for a while. He is another sports star that is representing the Indian National Congress (INC) from Dhanbad area. He is currently losing to Poonam Prabhakar of BJP with 31.2% (85,078) votes from his constituency.
Vijender Singh – INC
Former Indian boxer and gold medalist, Vijender Singh is also one that is contesting in the 2019 elections. Vijender is representing the Indian National Congress (INC) party in the South Delhi constituency. Unfortunate for him and the party he is also on the losing side with only approximate of 13.76% as of now.
It seems like it is a dark day for the INC party as well as their former sports stars army. On the other hand, BJP are enjoying success overall as well as with the former sports stars.