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BJP candidate who defeated Masood is UP minister

IANS  |  Lucknow 

Saini, who defeated leader Imran Masood at Nakur, was sworn in on Sunday as a minister of state in the new of Uttar Pradesh.

Saini defeated by over 4,000 votes Masood, who had threatened to "chop (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi into pieces" during the 2014 Lok Sabha election campaign.

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First Published: Sun, March 19 2017. 15:44 IST
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