The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) announced the names of its seven candidates for the biennial polls to 12 seats of the legislative council and one candidate for the by-election. All eight candidates filed their nomination papers on Friday.
Dr Vijay Pratap,a BSP leader,filed his nomination papers for the by-elections for the seat that fell vacant after the death of Samajwadi Party MLC Ram Sharan Das. The elections for the 13 seats would be held on January 22. The last date for filing nominations is January 12.
The BSP leaders who filed their papers on Friday were PWD Minister Nasimudddin Siddique,Dharam Prakash Bhartiya,Ram Raksha,Dr Om Prakash,Ashok Kumar,Pratap Singh and Lokesh Prajapati. The party has repeated only two candidates Nasimuddin Siddiquee and Dharam Prakash Bhartiya for the seats in the council.
The party has not selected state unit president Swami Prasad Maurya for a berth in the council as he is going to contest the Parliamentary elections from Kushinagar. Our party has adopted the theory of Sarva Samaj in its selection for the candidates of the Legislative Council, said Maurya.