Election process for four UP MLC seats starts tomorrow

Updated: 28 Aug 2017 10:05 PM

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] Aug 28 (ANI): The nomination process for four Member of Legislative Council (MLC) seats is starting from Tuesday.

The voting for four MLC seats will be conducted on September 15 at the Tilak Hall in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly.

The last date for filing nomination is September 5. UP Assembly Chief Secretary Pradeep Dubey will be the returning officer.

In February, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won three MLC seats- Gorakhpur-Faizabad (Graduate Constituency), Bareilly-Moradabad (Graduate Constituency) and Kanpur (Graduate Constituency). The two other seats, Jhansi (Teachers Constituency) and Kanpur (Teachers Constituency) went to independent candidates.

The winner in the Gorakhpur-Faizabad (Graduate seat) was Devendra Pratap Singh who defeated Samajwadi Party's Sanjay Tripathi. Interestingly, Singh was a sitting SP MLC but recently switched to the BJP.

In the Bareilly-Moradabad (Graduate seat), BJP's Jaipal Singh scored a big victory over the Samajwadi Party candidate Renu Mishra. He retained the seat by defeating the SP candidate by around 25,000 first preference votes. In Kanpur (Graduate constituency) Arun Pathak of the BJP defeated Manvendra Swarup of the SP by 9,154 votes.

The winner in the Jhansi (Teachers seat) was Suresh Kumar Tripathi who defeated Ashok Kumar while in Kanpur Raj Bahadur Singh Chandel defeated Hemraj Singh. (ANI)

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