UP BJP releases lists of 40 star campaigners for UP by-poll

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Lucknow, 23 Aug: The ruling BJP has opted to deploy 40 top campaigners for the Ghosi assembly constituency in Uttar Pradesh’s Mau district, including Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Arun Singh, the BJP’s national general secretary, has provided the Election Commission with a list of 40 prominent campaigners for the Ghosi assembly by-election.

Defense Minister Singh, Chief Minister Adityanath, Deputy Chief Ministers Keshav Prasad Maurya and Brijesh Pathak, and union Ministers Mahendra Nath Pandey, Kaushal Kishor, and Pankaj Chowdhary are among those on the list.

Radha Mohan Singh, national vice president of the BJP, Chaudhary Bhupendra Singh, state president, state ministers Dharampal Singh, Surya Pratap Shahi, Swatantra Dev Singh, Baby Rani Maurya, Nand Gopal Gupta ‘Nandi,’ Anil Rajbhar, A K Sharma and Aseem Arun.

The list also includes J P S Rathore, Dayashankar Singh, and Danish Azad Ansari.

The Ghosi assembly by-election will be conducted on September 5, and the ballots will be counted on September 8. Dara Singh Chauhan, who won the seat on a Samajwadi Party (SP) ticket in the 2022 assembly elections, resigned from the SP after joining the BJP last month.

The BJP has nominated Chauhan to run in the by-election. Former MLA Sudhakar Singh has been fielded by the Samajwadi Party this time.