Residents celebrated the landslide victory of Pankaj Singh in the Noida Assembly election on March 11. Singh, who is the son of the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, defeated his rival candidate Sunil Chaudhary with a margin of 1.04 lakh votes.
Singh made his election debut this year and fought on Bhartiya Janta Party ticket from the Noida assembly constituency. He was one of the youngest candidates contesting to be a member of the legislative assembly.
Residents of Prateek Wisteria, Sector 77, congregated at an open space in the society and celebrated Singh’s victory. Confident of his victory, they began celebrating even before the election commission had announced the result.
They had arranged for sweets, beverages and a table in the society. Many residents of the society, such as Uday Singh, Yudhvir Singh and Ruchi Gupta, and NP Singh, president of Federation of Noida Resident Welfare Association (FONRWA), who joined BJP this assembly election, thronged the venue to celebrate.
They were eager to meet their winning candidate. Yudhvir Singh said, “This has raised our expectations from the winning candidate as the MP and the MLA are now from the same party. I will meet him shortly with a list of demands and issues that are causing inconvenience to all of us.”
“I am confident that Singh, who had promised us change, and enforcement of law and order in the city during his election campaign, will keep his word as we have given him the mandate,” he added.
Meanwhile, residents of Sector 50 also organised an event at their community centre to welcome the newly-elected MLA. Vimal Sharmar, president of the sector’s RWA, said, “We’ve planned an event tonight to congratulate him on his victory in the assembly constituency. He will visit us to thank voters who supported him wholeheartedly during the election.”