The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP,) asked Murli Manohar Joshi, a member of the BJP, to withdraw from the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
The BJP released the list of candidates for the Lok Sabha elections, in which Mr. Joshi’s name was missing.
Mr. Joshi said, Ramlal, the General Secretary of the BJP, asked him not to contest the Lok Sabha elections and also asked him to stay out of the polls.
Murli Manohar Joshi, 85 years old, wrote a letter to the voters of Kanpur and in the letter, he wrote, “Dear voters of Kanpur, Shri Ramlal General Secretary (Org), Bharatiya Janata Party conveyed to me today that I should not contest the ensuing parliamentary election from Kanpur and elsewhere.”
Sidharth Nath Negi, a member of the BJP, said, “We have spoken to our ‘margdarshak’, we have always been grateful to them for building this party… people who are crying foul should ask why Mulayam Singh Yadav was denied a ticket from his seat?”
The Party denied the allegation of leaving out old members of the saffron Party, ahead of the Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh.
Uttar Pradesh will contest a total of 80 Lok Sabha seats, which are divided into 7 phases. The Uttar Pradesh Lok Sabha is scheduled to be held on the 11th of April, 18th of April, 23rd of April, 29th of April, 6th of May, 12th of May and 19th of May.
The major parties contesting the elections are the BJP and the INC.
The results of the Lok Sabha elections will be announced on the 23rd of May 2019.
Stay tuned for further updates about the Lok Sabha elections.