Uttar Pradesh urban local body elections are set to happen in lower than a month in two phases on Might 4 and 11. Because the deadline to file nominations for phase one of the election ended Monday, greater than 51,000 folks registered to contest for numerous posts – the results of which might be introduced on Might 13.
The state election fee introduced that elections will happen for a complete of 14,684 posts out of which 17 posts might be contested for mayoral positions. This is a rise of one submit from the final election in 2017.
Key mayoral gamers in phase one election:
Lalita Jatav has been named SP candidate from Agra. It’s one of the 5 seats reserved for ladies however from a Scheduled Caste class. Agra, additionally termed Dalit capital, has a powerful dominance of the Jatav group amongst SC voters. In the meantime, the BJP has fielded Hemlata Diwaker, a former Dalit lawmaker from the seat.
Two-time former MLA from Kol meeting seat of Aligarh, Jamirullah Khan is Samajwadi Celebration’s decide for the district. Khan must show his mettle within the powerful battle since in 2017, the BSP candidate gained the election in 2017.
The Bharatiya Janata Celebration has fielded Umesh Chandra Kesarwani in Prayagraj the place the incumbent mayor Abhilasha Nandi from BSP was eyeing a 3rd win on a BJP image however was dropped. Kesarwani is the occasion’s Prayagraj unit chief. Posters of Umesh Pal’s spouse Jaya as a mayoral candidate on the seat have additionally emerged fueling speculations.
Sushma Kharkwal, BJP’s candidate for Lucknow, is the spouse of a retired military personnel and an previous occasion hand. In the meantime, the BSP has trusted occasion chief Shahin Bano with the capital metropolis.
Dr Manglesh Srivastava, a widely known physician and social employee, is a BJP candidate for Gorakhpur seat, which is the political stronghold of chief minister Yogi Adityanath.
(With bureau inputs)