LJPs Salon candidate dead
AMETHI: Lok Janshakti Party candidate Kamaleshwar Nath from Salon (Reserved) Assembly seat in Uttar Pradesh died on Friday night following heart failure. Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Ashok Kumar Srivastava said Nath had been unwell for the last few days. Nath was fielded by Ram Vilas Paswan-led LJP from Salon and polling was held on February 19.
Former minister among three booked
Orai: A case has been registered against BSP MLA and former Uttar Pradesh Minister Hariom Upadhyay and two others for allegedly beating a Dalit man. The former Minister of State for Home Guards and his two associates,Yogesh Dwivedi and Arun Dixi,were booked after one Phool Singh lodged a complaint at Rampur police station alleging that they beat him and made casteist remarks against him on Friday night,the police said. The police are conducting an investigation into the allegations. Upadhyay was removed from the state cabinet last year for his alleged involvement in criminal activities.
Two held for Cong activists murder
MUZAFFARNAGAR: Two persons were arrested on Saturday in connection with the murder of a Congress activist in Prabudhnagar near here. Dharender and Niraj Kumar were arrested for the murder of Siba Singh,who was beaten to death by three people allegedly over an election enmity during polling on February 28. The main accused,Sudhan Singh,a former village head,is absconding.
Poll official dies of heart attack
BIJNOR: Polling Officer Ram Singh Chauhan posted in Jhalu area here after he suffered a cardiac arrest at his poll booth on Friday,officials said here.