WITH THE announcement of 134 candidates for mostly West UP Assembly seats here on Friday, the Bahujan Samaj Party has completed the candidates’ selection leaving guesswork only for 75 constituencies of the total 403 seats. BSP chief Mayawati would likely announced candidature for the 75 seats by December end.
Candidates for most of the Assembly seats of Meerut, Agra, Saharanpur, Moradabad and Bareilly divisions were declared today. At the meeting for the purpose, election coordinators, district presidents, sitting MLAs and probable candidates of all the districts and Assembly segments from the divisions were present.
Mayawati, at the start of the meeting, expressed displeasure over the working style of coordinators and district presidents. She announced major changes in the party organisation of all the five divisions. Besides, party leaders were directed to bring improvement in their working.
Later, she announced the name of the candidates on 134 Vidhan Sabha seats located in West UP. Madhusudan Sharma will be the BSP candidate from Baah Vidhan Sabha seat in Agra district, Vinod Jadhav- Fatehabad, Narayan Singh- Etmadpur, Seth Kisan Lal - Dayalbagh, from Agra Cantonment Zulfiquar Ahmed, from Agra West Murari Lal, from Khairagarh Bhagwant Singh and Thakur Surajpal Singh from Fatehpur Sikri.
In Aligarh district, name of the candidates were, however, not finalised on Atrauli and Gangiri Assembly seats. While from candidature of Gopal Narayan was announced from Aligarh Sadar, from Kol- Mahendra Singh, Mukul Upadhyay from Eglash and Thaukur Jaivir Singh from Barauli. In Etah district, the candidates were finalised on all the Assembly segments. From Aliganj, Mahavir Singh Rathore, from Patiali, Ajay Yadav, from Sakit, Neeraj Kumar Mishra, from Soron, Mamtez Shakya, from Kasganj, Hasrat Mohammad, from Etah Sadar, Girish Chandra Verma, from Nidhaulikala, Mahesh Chandra Verma, from Jaleshar, Ramvir Singh.
Candidates were also finalised on all the seats in Ferozabad district. Naseeruddin from Ferozabad Sadar, Bijendra Singh Yadav from Shikohabad, Mithlesh Yadav from Jasrana and Rakesh Jatav from Tundla.
In Mainpuri district, Minister of State for Health Jaiveer Singh, who defected the BSP candidate was rewarded with a ticket from Ghiraur Assembly segment.
Another Minister Dharampal Singh, who defected to the BSP, got ticket from Hapur seat and BJP detractor Ram Kumar Verma, who joined the BSP, got ticket from Dhaurhara Assembly seat in Lakhimpur Kheri.
From remaining seats in Mainpuri district, Shushil Kumar Jatav got ticket from Kisni Assembly segment, Brajendra Singh Chauhan from Bhogaon, while, names of candidates were not announced on Mainpuri Sadar and Karhal Assembly segments.
In Hathras district, Vinod Upadhyay from Sadabad seat, from Hathras Sadar, Ramvir Upadhyay and from Sikandara Rau, Amar Singh Yadav. While, no candidate was announced on Sasjni Assembly segment.
In Mathura district, Ajay Puia from Govardhan Vidhan Sabha seat, from Chhata, Chaudhary Laxmi Narayan, from Maath, Jagdish, from Gokul, Rajkumar Rawat.
Candidate on Mathura Sadar seat is yet to be finalized by the party.
In Saharanpur district, Anil Pundir would be the BSP candidate against Women Welfare and Culture Minister Rajendra Singh Rana.
During the meeting, Mayawati directed the candidates to ensure that voters’ list was revised before the date set by the Election Commission. She also directed the candidates to go for wall painting, banners and hoardings in the constituency, to sent the message among the voters that BSP was in election mode, even before the notification of the Vidhan Sabha election.