The Bharatiya Janata Party announced the names of candidates for Mainpuri, Khatauli and Rampur for the by-elections to be held in Uttar Pradesh. The Bharatiya Janata Party has fielded Raghuraj Shakya, a former MP from the SP and considered close to Shivpal Singh Yadav, in the by-election for the Mainpuri Lok Sabha seat in front of Samajwadi Party candidate Dimple Yadav. Raghuraj Shakya, a two-time MP and one-time MLA, has a good foothold in the backward classes. Now it will be interesting to see whether Mulayam Singh’s legacy will be in the name of Dimple or BJP will be able to break into Mainpuri.
After a long wait, BJP finally declared its candidate from Mainpuri Lok Sabha seat. Former MP Raghuraj Singh Shakya, resident of Etawah, has been made the candidate. Raghuraj Singh Shakya, who was once in SP and close to Shivpal, will contest against Dimple of SP. SP’s Dimple has filed her nomination papers at Mainpuri Collectorate just 1 day ago, now BJP candidates will also file their nominations.
Raghuraj Singh Shakya became MLA on SP ticket
Raghuraj Singh Shakya, a resident of Etawah, has been an MP from Etawah in 1999 and 2004 while living in the SP. In the 2012 assembly elections too, he won the Etawah Sadar seat on a SP ticket. In Mainpuri, big speculations were already being made before Raghuraj Singh Shakya was made the candidate, but the same thing happened, the BJP central leadership made Raghuraj Singh Shakya the candidate. In Mainpuri, political equations have started being made after Raghuraj Singh Shakya was made a candidate in front of Dimple.
Mainpuri election will be interesting
People are assuming that Raghuraj Singh Shakya is also an avid player of politics. Because Shivpal’s family feud with SP and Raghuraj’s closeness with Shivpal can benefit in the election. It is believed that now the election will be interesting. To break the myth of SP, BJP will put full emphasis on winning the Mainpuri Lok Sabha seat.
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