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UP: BJP candidates file nominations for Legislative Council election in presence of CM Yogi Adityanath

The BJP has nominated four new faces including state vice president Santosh Singh, president of the western region of the party Mohit Beniwal, former mayor of Jhansi Ram Tirath Singhal and co-media incharge of Uttar Pradesh Dharmendra Singh.

Reported By : Ruchi Kumar Edited By : Anurag Roushan
Lucknow
Updated on: March 11, 2024 13:12 IST
UP: BJP candidates file nomination for Legislative Council election in presence of Yogi Adityanath
Image Source : INDIA TV BJP and its allies leaders pose for a photograph with Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath after filing their nomination.

All seven candidates of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday filed their nominations for the upcoming biennial elections to the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council. In addition, three candidates from BJP's allies also filed their nominations. The nominations were filed in the presence of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath

Leaders who filed nomination

Among those who filed nominations in the Legislative Council are BJP candidates Vijay Bahadur Pathak, Dr Mahendra Kumar Singh, Ashok Katariya, Mohit Beniwal, Dharmendra Singh, Ramtirath Singhal, and Santosh Singh. Additionally, Ashish Patel from Apna Dal (S) also filed his nomination. He is a minister in the Yogi government. Vichhelal Rajbhar filed a nomination from Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP) and Yogesh Chaudhary from RLD.

According to sources, there has been an attempt to strike a caste and regional balance through the selection of candidates for the legislative council, especially in view of the coming Lok Sabha elections.

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Image Source : INDIA TVThe nominations were filed in the presence of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

Biennial elections to Legislative Council

The term of 13 members of the Legislative Council will be ending in May this year. According to the notification, nominations will continue till March 11 and the last date for withdrawal of names is March 14. Voting, if required, will take place on March 21. The counting of votes will take place after 5 pm on the same day.

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