Following the nomination of independent candidate Mahesh Chandra Sharma in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections on Tuesday, all 12 candidates (10 from the BJP and two from the SP) are sure to be elected unopposed.
Following the nomination of independent candidate Mahesh Chandra Sharma in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections on Tuesday, all 12 candidates (10 from the BJP and two from the SP) are sure to be elected unopposed. Independent candidate Mahesh Chandra Sharma submitted his nomination on Monday, but his nomination was canceled during the scrutiny of nomination papers, Election Officer Brijbhushan Dubey said on Tuesday. Thus, now twelve candidates are in the fray and elections will be held in the same number of seats.
He said Sharma’s nomination was canceled because his nomination papers did not have the signatures of the proposers, nor did he submit the receipt of payment of fees. Dubey said 10 candidates from the Bharatiya Janata Party and two from the Samajwadi Party were sure to be elected unopposed to the assembly. An announcement will be made on Thursday afternoon.
BJP state president Swatantra Dev Dev Singh, deputy chief minister Dinesh Sharma, retired IAS officer Arvind Kumar Sharma, Kunwar Manabendra Singh and state vice-president Laxman Acharya were among those who submitted nomination papers on Monday. Besides, BJP state vice-president Salil Bishwanai, state general secretary Govinda Narayan Shukla and state general minister Ashwani Tyagi, Mati Kala Board president Dharmavir Prajapati and Surendra Chowdhury Chowdhury have also submitted nomination papers.
SP Ahmed Hasan and Rajendra Chowdhury Chowdhury only submitted nomination papers on Friday. Uttar Pradesh’s 403-member assembly currently has 402 members, including 310 from the Bharatiya Janata Party, 49 from the Samajwadi Party, 18 from the Bahujan Samaj Party, nine from its own party (Sona Lal), seven from the Indian National Congress and Suheldev from the Bharatiya Samaj Party. Four members, three independents, one of the state Lok Dal, the weak Indian Shomit Hamara Apan Dal (Nishad). Apan Dal (Son Lal) has formed an alliance with BJP.
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