File photograph of Ajay Pratap Singh
The candidacy of Singh has made the scenario extra complicated for the BJP which determined to go along with a Brahmin candidate Satya Prakash Mani Tripathi for the seat.
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After BJP denies Deoria meeting seat to deceased BJP MLA Janmejay Singh’s son, Ajay Pratap Singh has filed nomination as an unbiased candidate on Friday.
After the Deoria seat acquired vacated after the demise of BJP MLA Janmejay Singh in August, his son Ajay Pratap Singh, also referred to as Pintu Singh, was thought of as entrance runner for the bypolls. Nevertheless, BJP fielded Satya Prakash Mani Tripathi from the seat.
“Some senior BJP leaders who had come to pay their tributes after my father’s demise had requested me to arrange for bypolls. However abruptly my ticket was cancelled on the final second,” Singh mentioned.
The bypolls on seven meeting seats shall be held on third November whereas the counting shall be performed on tenth November 2020.
The candidacy of Singh has made the scenario extra complicated for the BJP which determined to go along with a Brahmin candidate Satya Prakash Mani Tripathi for the seat. Singh submitting as an unbiased candidate may trigger some dent to the BJP vote financial institution.
The deceased BJP MLA, Janmejaya Singh was elected from Deoria seat for a second consecutive time period since 2012.
Curiously, all of the 4 events have fielded Brahmin candidates on the Deoria seat. Whereas Satya Prakash Mani Tripathi has been fielded by BJP, Samajwadi Get together have given ticket to Brahmashankar Tripathi, Abhayanath Tripathi is contesting from Bahujan Samaj Get together and Mukund Bhaskar Mani Tripathi from Congress.