Uttar Pradesh polls: Enter Sandeep Singh, 40 years after grandfather Kalyan Singh

Sandeep, 25, will be contesting a seat his grandfather won eight times and lost twice -Atrauli, one of the seven assembly seats of Aligarh district.

Written by RAMENDRA SINGH | Lucknow | Updated: January 19, 2017 6:38 pm
Sandeep Singh will contest from family bastion of Atrauli. Sandeep Singh will contest from family bastion of Atrauli.

From the seat Kalyan Singh won as a Bharatiya Jan Sangh candidate in 1967, his grandson Sandeep Singh is set to make his political debut. Atrauli, one of the seven assembly seats of Aligarh district, has remained a family borough these four decades with occasional breaks. Sandeep, 25, will be contesting a seat his grandfather won eight times and lost twice – first on his debut in 1962, then during a Congress wave in the 1980s. This was the seat Kalyan Singh represented during both his stints as chief minister of Uttar Pradesh. In 2004, he vacated it after winning the Lok Sabha election from Bulandshahr. The seat then went to Sandeep’s mother Premlata who won it in a byelection.

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Premlata lost the seat to the Samajwadi Party in 2012, only the second defeat for the family since Kalyan first won it in 1967. In 2012, she was a candidate of Jan Kranti Party (Rashtrawadi) founded by Kalyan, who had broken away from the BJP, before merging his party into the BJP in 2014. “It is a huge responsibility that has been given to me to continue the legacy of Babuji. This is my first election,” Sandeep told The Indian Express over phone. He said he has started meeting people in the area. Atrauli votes on February 11.

Sandeep Singh said he returned from the UK last year after an MA in public relations from Leeds University. He is a commerce graduate from Khalsa College of Delhi University. He has a younger brother, Saurabh, and two younger sisters, Poornima and Shweta. “In elections earlier, the family used to get guidance from Babuji but now that he is governor [of Rajasthan], we will have to manage our campaign without him,” Sandeep said.

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    Navaneetham Chandrasekharan
    Jan 19, 2017 at 9:06 am
    Future PM of Prabuddha Bharath Ms Mayawati is the only leader of sarvajan Samaj i.e., for all Societieslt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;SP, Congress, BJP and all their allies with the money greed and PRESSUTE Media as referred by BJP are vultures of the same feather flocking together feeding on the Sarvajan voters' flesh ! The intellectuals and the common smart phone users are not relying on the media that caters only to urban living people. Most of them don't even buy them. 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Behenji ko aane do (To show new light ....let behenji come to power)lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Upeksahaaon ko jane do... Behenji ko aane do (Let ‘neglect’ be the past...let behenji come to power)lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Let daughters smilelt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Make villages prosperouslt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Dignity of all communitieslt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;New light for minoritieslt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Justice for the innocentlt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Fulfil youth dreamslt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Empowerment of womenlt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;andlt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Empowerment senior citizenslt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;and with the support of entire Sarvajan Samaj nobody can beat BSP.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;With her best governance of UP as CM she became eligible for PM. This was intolerated by the Congress, BJP, SP and their allies. So the fraud EVMs were tampered to defeat her.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;/up-panchayat-polls-bsp-back-to-…/lt;br/gt;But she got all her votes in the UP Panchayat elections whcih was conducted with paper ballots as followed in 80 democracies of the world.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;/judgments/announcement.php…lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;the ex CJI committed a grave error of judgement by ordering that the EVMs could be replaced in a phased manner as suggested by the ex CEC Sampath. Only in 8 out of the 543 2014 Lok Sabha elections were replaced to favour Murderer of democratic insutions (Modi) and his BJP (Bahuth Jiyadha Psychopaths)lt;br/gt;Earlier the Congress tampered the fraud EVMs in favour of SP in the last UP elections.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;/2019-general-elections-to-have-p…lt;br/gt;The CEC said that only in 2019 the entire EVMs will be replacedlt;br/gt;None of them ever said that paper ballots will be used till entire fraud EVMs were replacedlt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;If elections are conducted with paper ballots until the entire fraud EVMs are replaced only BSP will win with the support of 99% Sarvajan Samaj ie., with the support of all societies for Sarvajan Hitay Sarvajan Sukhaya. Rest of the parties will not get even 1% of the votes.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;And Ms Mayawati will become the PM of Prabuddha Bharath after the entire fraud EVMs were replaced in 2019.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;When the BJP was in opposition the RSS favoured paper ballots. Now since BJP is in power the want these EVMs to keep tampering in their favour.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;/A…/India/20100828/1575461lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;RSS favours paper ballots, EVMs subjected to public scrutinyNew Delhi | Saay, Aug 28 2010 ISTlt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;/lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;/rss-cadres-start-mive-campai…/lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Rakshasa Swayam Sevaks (RSS) cadres start mive campaign for BJP in Uttar Pradeshlt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Now they want only RSS men to be in power as the fraud EVMs are being tampered in favour of BJP since Murderer of democratic insutions (Modi) is a looser after his DEMONitisation and has become unpor. The RSS is use-ing him as a use and throw curry leaves.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;#!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;embly elections in five states is a virtual referendum on the DEMONetisation decision which has led to "pain and anger" among a vast number of ordinary people who had to suffer for long with people who died in Murderer of democratic insutions (Modi)'s QUEUE INDIA MOVEMENT who said, even if you burn me alive, I will not be cowed down, said Modi without explaining how anyone could be cowed down after his cremation.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;In Goa in his speech Modi asked the peoples of to give him only 50 days till 30th December to curb black money, corruption, terrorism and fake money in the country. On 8th November, Modi has banned Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;The "pain and anger" among people would reflect in the voting patterns in the five states, including Uttar Pradesh.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;RBI Governor and Modi must resign taking responsibility for the 'DEMONetisation mess' permitting the Modi to encroach upon the jurisdiction of the central bank and rendering it as "a mouthpiece " of Modi.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;RBI's autonomy and statutory powers have been subjugated and compromised. Responsibility lies at the doorsteps of RBI Governor for this erosion of credibility.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;RBI and the Modi must answer all questions also wanted grant of 'right of withdrawal of own money' by lifting all restrictions.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;All people for democracy, liberty, equality and fraternity as enshrined in our Modern Consution demand the dissolution of Central and state governments selected by by the fraud EVMs and go for fresh polls with paper ballots until the entire EVMs were replaced.lt;br/gt;er Key.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;/2019-general-elections-to-have-p…lt;br/gt;The present CEC said that only in 2019 the entire EVMs will be replaced without ordering for paper ballots till such time.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;/judgments/announcement.php…lt;br/gt;The ex CJI Sathasivam had committed a grave error of judgement by ordering that the EVMs can be replaced in a phased manner as suggested by ec CEC Sampath. Only 8 out of 543 Lok Sabha seats in 2014 elections were replaced enabling Modi to gobble the Master Key. From all the state elections are conducted with these fraud EVMs.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;/up-panchayat-polls-bsp-back-to-…/lt;br/gt;But Ms Mayawati's BSP won the UP Panchayat elections conducted with paper ballots as followed by 80 democracies of the world.lt;br/gt;Demonetisation: Watch which businesses bore the brunt of PM Modi's movelt;br/gt;Demonetisation: Watch which businesses bore the brunt of PM Modi's move For latest breaking news, other top stories log on to: lt;br/gt;yourepeatlt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;/articles…/56632788.cmslt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;/2019-general-elections-to-have-p…lt;br/gt;The present CEC said that entire EVMs will only be replaced in 2019. But he did not say that paper ballots followed in 80 democracies of the world will be used in all the elections till the entire EVMs were replaced.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;/up-panchayat-polls-bsp-back-to-…/lt;br/gt;Ms Mayawati’s BSP won majority of UP Panchayat elections because of the paper ballots while it last in Lok Sabha elections because of the fraud EVMs.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;/uttar-pradesh-government-drapes-all-s…lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;EC had issued orders to cover all the BSP poll symbol elephants were veiled with tarpaulin and cloth.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;/mayawatis-statues-bsp-symbols-to-be-d…lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Election Commission must also ban the cycle during the elections in the state said BSP leader SC Mishra.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;CEC must also make arrangements to dissolve Central and all the state governments selected by the fraud EVMs to be dissolved and go for fresh polls with paper ballots as followed in 80 democracies of the world.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Ms mayawati's BSP wond in the last UP panchayat elections with these paper balots while it lost in the last Lok sabha elections because of these fraud EVMs.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Now in UP embly elections only in 20 consuencies the EVMs are being replaced.lt;br/gt;It’s advantage UP as man at the helm of Election Commission knows the state like no otherlt;br/gt;A doctorate in biochemistry with several research papers to his credit, Zaidi went on to crack the IAS in 1976 – a career he was motivated to take up by his brother Qamar…lt;br/gt;economictimesdiatimeslt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;/first-phase-of-uttar-pradesh-emb…lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;First phase of Uttar Pradesh embly polls begins from Tuesdaylt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Summary: LUCKNOW: The formal bugle for the crucial 2017 UP embly polls would be blown on Tuesday with the issuance of notification for the first phase of embly elections. As per the directions of the ECI, the candidates would also have to furnish the no-demand certificate vis-a-vis electricity bill, water bill, telephone bill and rent. The last date of withdrawal of nominations in January 27. According to the Election Commission of India, the first phase would witness 73 embly consuencies in 15 districts of the state (western part) going to polls.The districts going to polls in the first phase are Shamli, Muzaffarnagar, Baghpat, Meerut, Ghaziabad, Gautam Buddh Nagar, Hapur, Bulandshahr, Aligarh, Mathura, Hathras, Agra, Firozabad, Etah and Kasganj. Vote Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines would be used in Agra (Agra Cantonment and Agra South), Aligarh (Aligarh), Ghaziabad (Ghaziabad) and Meerut (Meerut).The first phase will cover western UP districts, including riot-scarred Muzaffarnagar and Shamli, where BJP had fared well in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections primarily due to polarisation.Nomination process would commence immediately after the issuance of notification at around 11.00 am.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;LUCKNOW: The formal bugle for the crucial 2017 UP embly polls would be blown on Tuesday with the issuance of notification for the first phase of embly elections. According to the Election Commission of India, the first phase would witness 73 embly consuencies in 15 districts of the state (western part) going to polls.The districts going to polls in the first phase are Shamli, Muzaffarnagar, Baghpat, Meerut, Ghaziabad, Gautam Buddh Nagar, Hapur, Bulandshahr, Aligarh, Mathura, Hathras, Agra, Firozabad, Etah and Kasganj. Vote Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines would be used in Agra (Agra Cantonment and Agra South), Aligarh (Aligarh), Ghaziabad (Ghaziabad) and Meerut (Meerut).The first phase will cover western UP districts, including riot-scarred Muzaffarnagar and Shamli, where BJP had fared well in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections primarily due to polarisation.Nomination process would commence immediately after the issuance of notification at around 11.00 am.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Nominations could be filed on all the working days from 11.00 am to 3.00 pm.As per the poll schedule, the last date to file nominations in January 24, while scrutiny of nomination papers would be held on January 25. The last date of withdrawal of nominations in January 27. Voting would be held on February 11, while counting of votes would be done on March 11.During the nomination process, the candidates have to compulsorily provide their photographs and also mention their nationality.Elaborating further additional chief electoral officer Pramod Kumar Pandey, said, "Vulnerability mapping of the embly consuencies is going on, and it would be finalized, once the candidates' list is finalized.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;fromlt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Rectorlt;br/gt;JC
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