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Uttar Pradesh: BJP may field Muslim nominee on Azam Khan’s turf | India News

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LUCKNOW: BJP is open to the concept of fielding a Muslim candidate within the December 5 byelection to UP’s Rampur meeting seat in a bid to loosen disqualified SP MLA Azam Khan’s stranglehold on the constituency, state occasion chief Bhupendra Singh Chaudhary mentioned Tuesday.
Rampur will vote together with Khatauli meeting constituency in Muzaffarnagar and Mainpuri Lok Sabha seat that fell vacant with the demise of SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav.
“A few names are in competition for the Rampur ticket, however some BJP seniors can also be in favour of fielding a Muslim candidate. The occasion is open to all choices as of now,” Chaudhary mentioned. “If a potential candidate is powerful sufficient, the occasion has no points in fielding him, regardless of caste and faith.” Azam was disqualified as Rampur MLA inside months of being elected after an MP/MLA court docket handed him a three-year jail time period in a hate speech case. The Rampur LS seat that he held previous to this had been wrested by BJP in June bypoll.
As in Rampur, the Khatauli seat needed to be vacated by BJP MLA Vikram Saini after he acquired a two-year jail sentence from the MP/MLA court docket in Muzaffarnagar for his function within the 2013 riots within the district.
In Mainpuri, it’s virtually sure that somebody from the Yadav clan could be fielded by SP, occasion sources mentioned. Azam could have a say on who the occasion will give the ticket to for the Rampur bypoll. The BJP management has requested its district and regional items in Rampur to ship the names of appropriate candidates for the shortlist that will probably be despatched to the occasion headquarters.

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