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BJP fields Ravi Kishan in Gorakhpur, drops Kalraj

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The on Monday named seven more candidates for the seats in Uttar Pradesh, fielding Bhojpuri film star from the seat.

The BJP has denied ticket to who thrashed party with shoes at an official meeting in the district.

has been replaced by Praveen Nishad, outgoing MP, who recently quit the to join the BJP. However, Tripathi's father has been fielded from Deoria, the seat represented by BJP veteran Kalraj

Falling in line with the party decision not to field candidates above 75, announced that he would not contest the polls.

Besides and Sharad Tripathi, the BJP has also dropped He has been replaced by Mukut Bihari, a in the UP government.

The party has fielded from the Bhadohi parliamentary constituency, the seat represented by Mast. He has been shifted to Ballia.

The also decided to field Sangal Lal Gupta from Pratapgarh. The BJP ally Apna Dal won this seat in 2014. The BJP has got this seat as per the agreement.

The party's has retained his seat.



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First Published: Mon, April 15 2019. 18:50 IST