With the announcement of UP Assembly poll dates,the ruling BSP has started denying tickets to more of its sitting MLAs. Sources said,the party has decided to delete names of several sitting MLAs from its candidates list,including Rajya Sabha MP Naresh Agarwals son Nitin Agarwal (Hardoi seat) and Subhash (Dwaba in Ballia). Nitin Agarwal,however,said he has not been informed about the partys decision. He claimed he came to know about the denial of party ticket through TV reports. Shyam Kishore confirmed the denial of ticket.
The party has also restored the ticket of former secondary education minister Ranganath Mishra from the Mirzapur seat. Shyam Kishore Yadav,who was the BSP nominee from Lucknows Sarojini Nagar seat,has also been replaced by Sankari Singh.