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BJP fields actor Ravi Kishan from Gorakhpur, Praveen Nishad from Sant Kabir Nagar

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Bhojpuri superstar will be contesting from constituency on a ticket, the party announced on Monday.

had contested and lost from seat during 2014 on a ticket. The joined two years ago.

The seat was represented by UP for five terms since 1998 until Praveen Kumar of won the seat in a by-poll last year. The seat was vacated by when he became the CM.

Eventually, Party leader and MP Praveen joined the on April 4.

The party has forged an alliance with the and Nishad is set to contest from Sant Kabir Nagar on a BJP ticket. The sitting has not given the ticket, with the party fielding from the constituency.

Other candidates announced by the party on Monday are--Sangam Lal Gupta from Pratapgarh, Mukut Bihari from Ambedkarnagar, Rampati from Deoria, KP Singh from and from Bhadohi.

Rampati is the father of Sharad Tripathi, the leader who was caught on camera hitting his colleague MLA with his footwear at a meeting to discuss developmental projects in Sant Kabir Nagar in March this year.

The Lok Sabha polls to the 80 seats of the state were scheduled to be held in all the seven phases. Eight seats of the state went for polling in the first phase on April 11. The results will be announced on May 23.

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First Published: Mon, April 15 2019. 17:20 IST