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
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.