In Ayodhya, Samajwadi Party’s Awadhesh Prasad, a SC candidate, defeated BJP’s Lallu Singh in the elections, despite BJP’s focus on the Ram temple issue. Even as BJP played the temple card in a big way across the country in these elections, the birthplace of Lord Ram rejected the party, which lost in four of the five assembly segments in Faizabad constituency, under which Ayodhya falls.