UP polls: SP gives ticket to slain dacoit`s son
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Last Updated: Sunday, January 15, 2012, 22:31
  
Lucknow: The Samajwadi Party on Sunday changed its candidate from the Chitrakoot assembly seat in Uttar Pradesh and gave the ticket to the son of a slain dacoit.

Veer Singh Patel, son of slain dacoit Shiv Kumar alias Dadua, would be SP's candidate from Chitrakoot, party leaders said.

Earlier, the party had given ticket to Sunil Patel, son of SP Banda MP RK Singh Patel, to contest the UP assembly election from Chitrakoot constituency.

The party had not cited any reason for changing its candidate.

Veer's uncle Bal Kumar Patel is an SP MP from Mirzapur.

PTI


First Published: Sunday, January 15, 2012, 22:31


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