Yogi Adityanath meets with Amit Shah as EC prepares to announce bypolls in 11 Assembly seats in UP

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath called on Home Minister and BJP president Amit Shah here on Monday.

Press Trust of India July 15, 2019 22:58:13 IST
Yogi Adityanath meets with Amit Shah as EC prepares to announce bypolls in 11 Assembly seats in UP
  • Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath called on Home Minister and BJP president Amit Shah here on Monday

  • BJP working president JP Nadda also joined the meeting later, sources said.

  • The meeting assumes importance as 11 assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh are set to go to by-polls in the coming days

New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath called on Home Minister and BJP president Amit Shah in Delhi on Monday. BJP working president JP Nadda also joined the meeting later, sources said.

Yogi Adityanath meets with Amit Shah as EC prepares to announce bypolls in 11 Assembly seats in UP

File photo of Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath. ANI

The meeting assumes importance as 11 assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh are set to go to by-polls in the coming days. With the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party ending their alliance, the elections this time will see a triangular contest in most of the seats.

The SP and BSP had formed an alliance for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections which was later called off by Mayawati amid a debate over transfer of vote share. The BSP won 15 seats from zero, while the SP remained stuck at five.

The by-polls to 11 assembly seats will be held. The sitting MLAs were elected to the Lok Sabha while the vacancy in Hamirpur was caused due to the disqualification of BJP legislator Ashok Kumar Singh Chandel following his conviction in a murder case.

The assembly constituencies that fell vacant following the election of sitting MLAs as MPs are Manikpur, Iglas (SC), Zaidpur (SC), Gangoh, Balha (SC), Rampur, Jabalpur, Pratapgarh, Lucknow Cantonment, Govindnagar and Tundla (SC).

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