RLD releases 7th list of candidates for Uttar Pradesh polls

RLD releases 7th list of candidates for Uttar Pradesh polls

NEW DELHI (INDIA):Keen on adding a ‘fourth dimension’ in Uttar Pradesh politics, Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) has released its seventh list of candidates for the Assembly polls in the state spanning 23 constituencies, taking to 131 its number of electoral nominees in the 403-seat House so far.nnThe prominent seats for which RLD has announced candidates in its latest list include Rae Bareli, Chandausi, Mirzapur and Sambhal.nnWhile Bharti Tiwari has got ticket from Rae Bareli, Keshar Abbas was nominated from Sambhal, Shrikant Verma from Bangermau, Ravindra Kumar from Chandausi, Hawaldar Yadav from Shivpur and Dinesh Prasad Shukla from Mirzapur, according to an official RLD statement.nnThe party has also fielded candidates from Behat, Rampur Maniharin, Nageena, Barhapur, Dhaampur, Noorpur, Chandausi, Asmauli, Milak, Hasanpur, Fareedpur, Katra, Tilhar, Kasta.nnBesides these, the Ajit Singh-led party will contest from Kaimganj, Govind Nagar, Patti, Koraon and Shivpur assembly constituencies, said the statement released late last night.nnAbdul Qadir, who was earlier nominated by the party from Tilhar seat, has been been replaced by Pradeep Kumar, according to the release.nnWith the latest announcement, RLD has so far released names of 131 candidates.nnHaving failed to strike a deal with the Samajwadi Party and Congress,nnRLD had announced that it will field candidates on all the 403 Assembly seats in alliance with JD(U) and other smaller parties as it is making efforts to come up with the ‘fourth dimension’ in the crucial state polls.nnIn the last UP Assembly elections in 2012, RLD, which claims to wield power in western UP, had contested 40 seats and managed to win nine seats while forfeiting deposit on 20.nnUP will go for polls in seven phases beginning February 11. The election results will be declared on March 11.nnSource: Press Trust of India

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