Congress replaces two candidates ahead of UP polls

Congress has changed its nominees in two seats in Uttar Pradesh, replacing the candidates with their wives after they were convicted in a case.

Last Updated: Jan 19, 2012, 18:26 PM IST

Bahraich (UP): Congress has changed its nominees in two seats in Uttar Pradesh, replacing the candidates with their wives after they were convicted in a case of atrocity.
BSP legislator Madhuri Verma today filed her nomination
papers from Nanpara seat as a Congress candidate replacing her
husband, Dileep Verma, while Reeta Verma will now contest from
Shravasti seat in place of her husband Kuldeep Verma, Congress
sources said.

Dileep and Kuldeep were convicted by a local court in a
case of atrocity against a Dalit constable.

The two have appealed to the High Court, but have not got
any relief yet.
Madhuri was elected as a member of the legislative council
last year, after she defeated Congress` candidate in the
elections. Her tenure as MLC would expire in 2016.

PTI