At the Hindupur village, in Mainpuri, almost everyone voted for Samajwadi Party candidate Tej Pratap Yadav in the state by-elections. Hindupur is not an ordinary village - in spite of being part of the VIP constituency, represented by Mulayam Singh Yadav for over two decades, does not have electricity. People unanimously complained on how there isn't even an electricity pole, forget connections. They rely on lanterns and candles to get by at night. 26-year-old Tej Pratap, the MSc graduate from Leeds University, is only just beginning to adapt to public life, as hundreds of people throng him every day to meet him with their demands. Of those present, most wanted electricity for their villages.