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Kairana bypoll: Boost to Opposition as Lok Dal candidate withdraws in favour of RLD's Tabassum Hasan

Lok Dal's Kanwar Hasan also announced his support for the RLD nominee who is being backed by the Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Congress and Nishad Party.  

Edited by: India TV Politics Desk, Lucknow [ Published on: May 24, 2018 16:11 IST ]
Kairana bypoll: Boost to Opposition as Lok Dal candidate

Kairana bypoll: Boost to Opposition as Lok Dal candidate withdraws in favour of RLD's Tabassum Hasan

In what comes as a shot in the arm for the opposition unity, the Lok Dal candidate who was contesting against his sister-in-law and Rashstriya Lok Dal (RLD) nominee  Tabassum Hasan in the Kairana Lok Sabha by-election in Uttar Pradesh withdrew from the contest on Thursday.

Lok Dal's Kanwar Hasan also announced his support for the RLD nominee who is being backed by the Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Congress and Nishad Party.

The development, which could unite the minority vote in favour of the RLD, could make the going tough for Mriganka Singh, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate who is the daughter of Hukum Singh, whose death necessitated the by-election.

Voting will be held in Kairana on May 28.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is campaigning in the area to ensure that there was no repeat of Gorakhpur and Phulpur where the BJP lost to the Samajwadi Party in Lok Sabha by-elections.

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