BSP revolt before Rajya Sabha elections in UP; five MLAs arrive in assembly; Said- 'We are not proposers'

For the Rajya Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh, five proposers (MLAs) of Bahujan Samaj Party candidate Ramji Gautam have applied to withdraw their names from the Returning Officer.

28th October, 2020


There has been an uprising in the Bahujan Samaj Party before the Rajya Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh. Five proposers (MLAs) of Bahujan Samaj Party candidate Ramji Gautam have applied to withdraw their names from the Returning Officer. The five MLAs Aslam Chaudhary, Aslam Rainey, Mujtaba Siddiqui, Hakam Lal Bind, Govind Jatav have reached the assembly and applied. Nomination papers are being scrutinized on Wednesday.

In this regard, BSP Legislature Party leader Lal Ji Verma said that all the MLAs were present at the time of nomination. They do not have the right to withdraw their names. Evidence has been provided in this regard. General Secretary Satish Mishra also reached the assembly to present the party's side on behalf of the BSP. He said that there is no provision in the rules for a proposer to withdraw his name. If this happens, no election can be held.

The Rajya Sabha election in Uttar Pradesh seems to be getting more interesting now. The BSP had claimed the victory of its candidate Ramji Gautam to be correct, but now the equation seems to be deteriorating. Four out of ten proposers of the BSP candidate have applied to the Returning Officer to withdraw his name. It is being told that these MLAs have revolted from the party.

Apart from this, it is also discussed that many more MLAs may go against Mayawati. It is being told that half a dozen BSP MLAs are present in the Samajwadi Party office in Lucknow. Some more BSP MLAs can also reach. There is a possibility of a big breakdown in the BSP Legislature Party.

According to the current equation, the BJP can easily win eight of its seats, while the Samajwadi Party also has a chance to win, but there may be a contest between the BSP candidate and the Independent candidate and now the BSP candidate's proposers who Shocked, it is more difficult than that.

Let us know that Ramji Gautam had nominated as the BSP Rajya Sabha candidate on October 26, when he was accompanied by the party's national general secretary Satish Chandra Mishra and many other leaders. On Wednesday, when the proposers came to the assembly to withdraw their names, there was a stir.

In Uttar Pradesh, ten seats of the Rajya Sabha elections are to be held, for which a total of 11 candidates are in the fray. Eight candidates from BJP, one from Samajwadi Party, one from Bahujan Samaj Party and one Independent are in the fray. UP will vote for the Rajya Sabha elections on November 9 and the results may come on the same day by evening, while these seats are to be vacated by November 25.

Significantly, the Uttar Pradesh Assembly currently has 395 members, while eight seats are vacant. The BJP currently has 306 MLAs. The SP has 48 MLAs, the BSP 18, the Congress seven, the Apna Dal nine and Om Prakash Rajbhar's party four, while four are independents and one Nishad MLA.


Category: India: Politics

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Reported by:
Pankaj Prasad