Sengar was made the candidate, keeping in mind the influence that her family wields in the area and the sympathy that they have earned after Kuldeep Sengar’s arrest in April 2018.
Many still believe that he is innocent and has been framed by political rivals.
According to a report by the Times of India, Sources said Sangeeta was fielded since the family still wields influence in Unnao. Even after his conviction, Sengar has been getting support from BJP rank and file and Unnao MP Sakshi Maharaj visited him in jail.
Kuldeep Sengar, sentenced to life in jail, was disqualified as the member of the Uttar Pradesh legislative assembly last year in February.
He is presently lodged in Tihar jail.