Congress tries to strengthen itself in UP, trusts turncoats more than its own leaders – India TV Hindi

Congress trying to re-establish itself in UP - India TV Hindi

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Congress is trying to re-establish itself in UP.

The trumpet of Lok Sabha elections has sounded. Only a few hours are left for the first phase of the elections. Elections will be held in seven phases across the country, including Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Congress is contesting on 17 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh. The Congress, which is trying to re-establish itself in UP in the Lok Sabha polls, is relying heavily on turncoats. In the elections, the party has shown more confidence in the leaders of other parties than in the leaders of their own party.

Masood’s record in switching parties

The party has made Imran Masood, who made a kind of record in changing parties, as its candidate from Saharanpur. Masood, former vice-president of the Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee, quit the Congress to join the Samajwadi Party just before the 2022 assembly elections. Then left SP and joined BSP. Earlier this year, he left the BSP and returned to the Congress and the party fielded him from Saharanpur, a key seat in western UP. There is a large population of Muslims here.

Masood, who made controversial comments against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is up against BJP’s Raghav Lakhanpal and BSP’s Majid Ali. Similarly, Sidal Prasad, who was a minister in the Bahujan Samaj Party government from 2007-2012, joined the Congress last month. The party fielded him as its candidate from the Bansgaon (reserve) Lok Sabha seat in Gorakhpur district.

Congress has three seats in Gorakhpur division.

Notably, the Congress, which is contesting the elections in the state along with the Samajwadi Party, has won three out of five seats in Gorakhpur division, but the party is facing a shortage of strong leaders who can give a tough fight. To the BJP. The BJP has already announced the re-nomination of its sitting MLAs in Maharajganj, Kushinagar, Bansgaon and Gorakhpur.

Ajul Raman Singh ticket from Allahabad

In the Allahabad seat, once considered the home seat of the Congress, the party has fielded Ajul Raman Singh, who joined the Congress from the Samajwadi Party. Revathi Raman Singh’s son Ajwal Raman Singh, who was a minister in the SP government, quit the SP to join the Congress two days before the ticket was announced. The party has since ignored the claim of its senior leader and former MLA Anugra Narayan Singh. Similarly, in many other seats of the state, the party has expressed confidence in the leaders of other parties. (IANS)

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