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UP Election 2024 Results LIVE: ‘Ramayan’ Actor Arun Govil Now Leading In Meerut

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BJP’s Arun Govil — Lord Ram of the hugely popular television serial “Ramayan” — is currently leading from the Meerut Lok Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh, according to the latest Election Commission trends.

Mr Govil, who was trailing earlier in the day against Samajwadi Party candidate Sunita Verma, is now ahead by more than 9,000 votes.

While the actor-turned-politician has so got 5,34,118 votes, Ms Verma has received 5,24,608 votes.

Ms Verma is the former Mayor of Meerut and her husband Yogesh Verma, a former MLA of the Samajwadi Party, is also a well-known face in the constituency. She was earlier with the Bahujan Samaj Party.

Mr Govil, who is making his electoral debut and lives in Mumbai, has been criticised for being an outsider. He, however, had admitted that he does not have a very strong understanding of local issues, but promised to move to Meerut and speak to people to understand their problems after he is elected. 

The BJP, which had won 62 of Uttar Pradesh’s 80 Lok Sabha constituencies in the 2019 general elections, has been fancying its chances in Meerut where it has been on a winning streak since 2009 and has won a total of six times. 

Meerut, which went to polls in the second phase of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, saw a 58.70 per cent polling, according to the Election Commission.

 BJP’s Arun Govil — Lord Ram of the hugely popular television serial “Ramayan” — is making his electoral debut.    

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