UP Elections 2017: A look at the heavyweights contesting in phase 4

By: | Updated: February 22, 2017 5:31 PM

Among the prominent leaders, Aradhana Mishra (Congress), Siddharth Nath Singh (BJP), Aditi Singh (Congress), Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiyya (Samajwadi Party) are the prominent faces who are contesting.

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Fourth phase Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh is going to be a battle of heavyweights. 53 Assembly constituencies, across 12 districts, will vote on February 23. Making it a tough battle, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and BSP supremo Mayawati have tried their best in campaigning for phase 4. Assembly segments, including Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s Raebareli Lok Sabha constituency will also go to polls in this phase. Assembly constituencies of Mahoba, Pratapgarh, Kaushambi, Jalaun, Hamirpur, Lalitpur, Banda, Allahabad, Jhansi, Chitrakoot and Fatehpur will go to vote on February 24th. While 680 candidates are trying their luck in ongoing phase, some of them are really standouts, known for their high-profile backgrounds. Among the prominent leaders,  Aradhana Mishra (Congress),  Siddharth Nath Singh (BJP), Aditi Singh (Congress), Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiyya (Samajwadi Party) are the prominent faces who are contesting.

MLA Aradhana Mishra from Rampur Khas (Pratapgarh), is the daughter of senior Congress leader and MP from Rajya Sabha Pramod Tiwari. While Raghuraj Pratap Singh (Raja Bhaiyya), a five-time sitting MLA and former minister in UP Government, is again contesting from his traditional Kunda (Pratapgarh) seat. BJP National Secretary Siddhartha Nath Singh, Lal Bahadur Shastri’s grandson,  will be contesting from Allahabad West.

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While former Leader Of opposition, BSP’s Gaya Charan Dinkar, will be contesting from Naraini. Congress’ candidate Aditi Singh, daughter of 5 time MLA Akhilesh Kumar Singh, is also among the heavyweight leaders contesting in the phase 4 elections. In 2012 polls, out of the 53 seats in this phase, SP won 24, BJP 5, BSP 15, Congress 6 and others 3.

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