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BJP win both MLC by-polls in Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow: The ruling Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh on Monday won both the MLC seats in the by-polls by defeating Samajwadi Party Candidates. The BJP had fielded Manvendra Singh and Padmasen Chowdhary as its candidates in the by-election. Padmasen Chowdhary got 279 votes, while SP leader Ramkaran got 116 votes. On the second […]

Edited By : Aditya Singh | Updated: May 29, 2023 21:24 IST
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Lucknow: The ruling Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh on Monday won both the MLC seats in the by-polls by defeating Samajwadi Party Candidates. The BJP had fielded Manvendra Singh and Padmasen Chowdhary as its candidates in the by-election.

Padmasen Chowdhary got 279 votes, while SP leader Ramkaran got 116 votes. On the second seat,  BJP’s Manvendra Singh got 280 votes whereas SP’s Ramjatan got 116 votes.

Both these seats were vacated after the resignation of Laxman Acharya and the death of Banwarilal Dohra. The tenure of Acharya, who was made the governor of Sikkim, was to last till January 2027, but he resigned. While Dohre’s term was to end in July 2028.

In the MLC by-poll election, the MLAs of Omprakash Rajbhar and Raja Bhaiya’s party voted for the Bharatiya Janata Party candidates. Whereas, Congress and Bahujan Samaj Party stayed away from these by-elections.

396 MLAs voted on Monday from 9 am to 4 pm in the by-election for the two vacant seats of the Legislative Council. According to sources, seven MLAs, including two from the Congress, did not vote in the by-poll. These include three jailed MLAs, Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party’s Abbas Ansari, SP’s Irfan Solanki and Ramakant Yadav. Apart from this, two Congress MLAs, one BSP and one SP MLA (Manoj Paras) abstained from voting.

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First published on: May 29, 2023 09:24 PM IST

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