Leaders’ kin get fair share in BSP list
- Tanzanian student was not stripped, paraded naked: K'taka Home Minister
- National Herald case: Sonia, Rahul Gandhi move SC challenging Delhi HC order
- Budget session of Parliament to begin on Feb 23; Jaitley hopeful of GST
- Suspended UP chief engineer Yadav Singh arrested, Congress, BJP say probe links
- Will stand by Pakistan if it acts on terror: Rajnath Singh
Continuing the practice of informally naming its candidates more than a year before elections, the BSP has chosen its candidates for 76 of the 80 Lok Sabha seats in UP for the next parliamentary polls.
A BSP leader said the candidates have been declared at the constituency level and they have been asked to start preparing for the elections. The formal list of candidates will be released once the elections are announced, he said.
BSP Rajya Sabha member Munquad Ali, who is zonal coordinator for 22 Lok Sabha seats of western UP, said the candidates for all the seats under his supervision have been announced, except for Badaun. Former minister Jaiveer Singh has been named from Farrukhabad, while former minister Nakul Dubey has been named from Lucknow.
Rajya Sabha member Brajesh Pathak's name has been finalised for Unnao seat while the name of Brijlal Khabri, another Rajya Sabha member, has been decided for Jalaun.
Party state president Ram Achal Rajbhar said the names of candidates for almost all the Lok Sabha seats have been finalised except for four, for which the names were still being considered.
While at her first rally after the Assembly polls held in October, BSP chief Mayawati had asked the party leaders to avoid nepotism in the party, there are a large number of candidates who happen to be the relatives of party leaders.
- Outcome on Section 377 will depend on composition of the Constitution bench
- Inadequate staff, payment delays undermine MGNREGA in drought-hit Mahabubnagar
- ICDS, the primary scheme targeting malnutrition, needs to be broadened
- Rohith's death must focus attention on the rites of exclusion in the university
- Telescope: State in the bedroom
- The economy is best served by lowering interest rates and blocking protectionism