New Delhi: Four sitting MLAs and Gopal Tandon,
son of Lucknow MP, figure in BJP`s fourth list
of 46 candidates for the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections
announced on Friday.
With this list BJP has so far declared a total of 347
candidates out of 403 assembly seats in the state and the
remaining seats are likely to be declared over the weekend.
Among the prominent candidates declared for the ensuing
assembly elections include Gopal Tandon from Lucknow North
constituency. He is the son of veteran BJP leader and MP from
Lucknow, Lalji Tandon, who represented the Lucknow West
constituency before becoming an MP.
Among other prominent names include sitting MLAs Suresh
Shrivastav from Lucknow West, Vidhyasagar Gupta from Lucknow
Central, Suresh Tiwari from Lucknow Cantt. and Jokhulal Yadav
Singer Shyam Sunder Chouhan has also been given the party
ticket from Didarganj, besides former MLAs Surendra Pratap
Singh from Jaunpur and Shiv Tapasya Paswan from Chakia
(SC) seat. Former member of the state Legislative Council Jai
Prakash Chaturvedi is being fielded from Robertsganj.
The BJP Central Election Committee meeting chaired by
party president Nitin Gadkari was also attended by senior
party leaders L K Advani, Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj,
apart from other senior leaders.