100 nominations filed for by-polls to 11 VS, one LS seat in UP



Lucknow: A total of 100 nominations were today filed by the candidates of different parties on the last day of the nominations for by-polls to 11 assembly and one Lok Sabha seat to be held on November 7 in Uttar Pradesh.

"A total of 100 nominations were today filed for the by-polls to 11 assembly and one Lok Sabha seat. With this 201 candidates are in the fray till now," a state Election offical said.

Prominent among those who filed their nominations included Mahendra Pal of SP for Powayan, Amit Puri (BJP) for Lucknow (west), Algu Prasad (SP) for Hainsar Bazar, Rajesh Pandey (BJP) for Padrauna, Jai Prakash Singh (Cong) for Kolasla, Raj Dev (BSP) for Rari and Sarita Bhadauriya for Etawah.

Similarly 17 nominations were filed for Firozabad parliamentary seat, taking the total number of candidates in the fray to 25.

The assembly seats going to polls are Shahjahanpur, Lucknow (west), Sultanpur, Sant Kabir Nagar, Kushinagar, Varanasi, Jaunpur, Etawah, Bharthana, Lalitpur and Jhansi. A by-poll will also be held for the Lok Sabha seat of Firozabad.

Bureau Report