The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has lost in Ayodhya Assembly constituency for the first time since the Babri Masjid was demolished on Dec 6, 1992. BJP candidate Lallu Singh lost to Samajwadi Party’s Tej Narayan Pandey alias Pawan Pandey. Singh had been winning the seat since 1991 state elections.
Pandey won Ayodhya by a margin of 5,405 votes. While Pandey got 55,262 votes, Singh came in second with 49,857 votes. Ved Prakash Gupta of the Bahujan Samaj Party secured 33,481 votes ...