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Uttar Pradesh: Bypoll Ticket Denied, Miffed RLD Leader Joins BJP

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Last Updated: November 16, 2022, 08:55 IST

Lucknow, India

Gurjar, who was the RLD's national spokesperson, joined the BJP at the residence of state BJP president Bhupendra Singh Chaudhary in Lucknow (Image:Twitter /@Bhupendraupbjp)

Gurjar, who was the RLD's national spokesperson, joined the BJP at the residence of state BJP president Bhupendra Singh Chaudhary in Lucknow (Image:Twitter /@Bhupendraupbjp)

Sources said Gurjar was upset with the RLD leadership which gave ticket to former MLA Madan Bhaiya for the Khatauli seat

Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) leader Abhishek Chaudhary Gurjar, who was eying the party ticket from Khatauli seat in the assembly bypoll, joined the BJP on Tuesday.

Gurjar, who was the RLD’s national spokesperson, joined the BJP at the residence of state BJP president Bhupendra Singh Chaudhary in Lucknow.

Sources said Gurjar was upset with the RLD leadership which gave ticket to former MLA Madan Bhaiya for the Khatauli seat.

The election was necessitated after BJP MLA Vikram Saini was convicted and sentenced by a special court in connection with a case related to the Muzaffarnagar riots of 2013.

In the Assembly election held earlier this year, Vikram Saini had defeated the RLD’s Rajpal Saini by 16,345 votes.

Madan Bhaiya had fought the last Assembly poll on an RLD ticket from Loni in Ghaziabad but lost to the BJP’s sitting MLA Nand Kishore Gurjar.

The BJP has named Rajkumari Saini, wife of Vikram Saini from the Khatauli seat.

BJP state president Chaudhary said his party would be strengthened with the joining of the RLD leader.

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first published:November 16, 2022, 08:43 IST
last updated:November 16, 2022, 08:55 IST
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