BJP names candidates for UP assembly bypolls

Lucknow, Jan 18 (IANS) The BJP on Monday announced the names of its candidates for bypolls to three Uttar Pradesh assembly constituencies to be held later this month.

Bharatiya Janata Party spokesman Vijay Bahadur Pathak said the names were cleared by party president Amit Shah.

Rampal Pundir was the candidate from Deoband, Kapil Deo from Muzaffarnagar and Shriram Krishna Tiwari from Bikapur.

Bypolls to these three seats are being held because of the death of their sitting members, all of the ruling Samajwadi Party.

The BJP is the first party to announce its candidates.

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