The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) released the first list of 107 candidates. For the first and second phases of the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Shaba elections on Saturday. Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan announced in a press briefing earlier today. The current UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is being fielded from Gorakhpur and Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya from the Sirathu constituency, He added.
In the meantime, The ruling party fielded former Uttarakhand Governor Baby Rani Maurya from the Agra Rural Constituency. In the past Baby, Rani has contested one assembly but did not find any success
Earlier this week, the party held a meeting of the central election committee. Constituted by BJP president Jagat Prakash Nadda including. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, and other senior leaders. The announcement of the first list of candidates was Following the BJP’s Central election committee meeting on Jan 13
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BJP’s first list includes 107 candidates. Of which 57 are candidates contesting for the first phase and 48 for the second phase of the Vidhan Shaba polls 2022. According to the party’s press release. Out of the 107 candidates announced, 44 were from Other Backward Caste and 19 from the Schedule cast.
The party releases the list of its candidates a day after. 2 Ministers and several sitting MLAs Depart the party and joined the opposition Samajwadi Party. The reason being the negligence of Dalits and OBC’s in the party. Meanwhile, In contrast to which the party has cited the number of OBC and SC candidates among the list.
It all started with the resignation of MLA Swami Prasad Maurya. A Five-term MLA and OBC leader. He stepped down from his post as. Minister for Labour and Employment in the Yogi cabinet. Followed by, Senior OBC leader Dara Singh Chauhan’s resignation who was another minister in Yogi’s Cabinet.
Verma, from Shikohabad in Firozabad district. Was among the 8 MLA’s who resigned from the party said. “Nobody paid attention to Dalit, Backward, and minority community leaders. In The Yogi Adityanath led Government In the past 5 years”
Complete List of 107 Candidates here-