After its resounding victory in the just-concluded assembly bye-elections in Uttar Pradesh, the ruling BSP has fielded candidates for the biennial elections to all the 36 legislative council seats that will go to polls in January.
The list of candidates released by the party includes cabinet minister Ramvir Upadhyay's brother Mukul Upadhyay, who has been given ticket for Aligarh and Hathras constituencies, party sources said on Monday.
Manoj Kumar Singh alias Guddu will be the party candidate for Faizabad and Ambedkarnagar seat, while Swadesh Kumar alias Viru Suman will be the candidate for Agra and Firozabad.
Other candidates are C N Singh (Pratapgarh), Hargovind Singh (Barabanki), Kailash Nath Singh Yadav (Azamgarh and Mau), Ganesh Shankar Pandey (Gorakhpur and Maharajganj), Jayesh Prasad (Pilibhit and Shahjahanpur), Jitendra Singh Yadav (Badaun) and Rakesh Singh (Sitapur).
From Gonda and Balrampur constituency Savita Singh will contest, Madhuri Verma (Bahraich and Shravasti), Abdul Rafiq (Hardoi), Arvind Kumar Tripathi (Lucknow and Unnao), Sanjiv Kumar Dwivedi alias Ramu (Deoria), Prabhavati Pal (Jaunpur), Ashok Kumar Singh (Sultanpur), Om Prakash Rajput (Jhansi and Jalaun and Lalitpur), Mahesh Jaiswal (Basti and Siddharth Nagar).