BJP fields Raghuraj Singh Shakya towards SP’s Dimple Yadav in Mainpuri bypoll
Shakya was as soon as a detailed affiliate of Shivpal Yadav however give up his Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party to hitch the BJP earlier this 12 months. He was earlier within the Samajwadi Party (SP) and sided with Shivpal Yadav after he fashioned his personal get together.
The bypoll has been necessitated because of the loss of life of SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav, and Mainpuri has lengthy been a pocket borough of his household.
However, the BJP efficiently breached the SP’s citadels of Azamgarh and Rampur Lok Sabha seats just lately and is hoping to do the identical in Mainpuri.
Divisions within the Yadav clan on account of Shivpal Yadav’s fallout together with his nephew and SP president Akhilesh Yadav have added to the BJP’s hope because the senior Yadav enjoys some affect in Mainpuri.
The BJP additionally named its nominees for the bypolls to 2 meeting seats in Uttar Pradesh and one every in Bihar, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh.
It has fielded Rajkumari Saini and Akash Saxena from Khatauli and Rampur respectively, Kedar Prasad Gupta from Kurhani in Bihar, Ashok Kumar Pincha from Sardarshahar in Rajasthan and Brahmanand Netam from Bhanupratappur in Chhattisgarh.
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