|SP's new icon Abhishek Mishra|
In neighbouring Lucknow (East) seat, daughter of former UP chief secretary Akhand Pratap Singh took a similar risk, but she is not as lucky as Abhishek Mishra. Juhie Singh, also from Samajwadi Party, gave a tough fight to BJP heavyweight Kalraj Mishra but did not succeed.
|Juhie Singh: Down But Not Out|
Peace Party’s vice-president Rama Shanker Singh is a former IAS. Ex-DGP Yashpal Singh and ex-IPS IP Singh are Peace Party’s prominent faces.
Congress MP PL Punia, a 1971 batch former IAS, is already an inspiration for UP bureaucrats to game for real politics.
Action and Appointmentsa) The Central deputation tenure of Meena Agarwal, a joint secretary in the department of expenditure in finance ministry, has been extended for three months till June 6, 2012. Mrs Agarwal is a 1981 batch IRAS officer and wife of OP Agarwal, a 1979 batch ex-IAS, now in a senior position at World Bank.
b) Ratan P Watal, a 1978 batch Andhra Pradesh cadre IAS, will continue as secretary in Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board for three months beyond March 2, 2012.