Candidates for the UP and Karnataka Council By-Polls are announced by the BJP

Two Legislative Council seats in Uttar Pradesh will be filled through elections, while a seat in Karnataka will be up for election.


For the August 11 Legislative Council by-elections in Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) unveiled their list of candidates on Saturday.

Two Legislative Council seats in Uttar Pradesh will be up for election, while one seat in Karnataka will also be on the ballot.

According to the BJP’s national general secretary Arun Singh, the party announced the names of Dharmendra Singh Sainthwar and Nirmala Paswan as candidates for the council by-elections in Uttar Pradesh, while Baburao Chinchanasuru was fielded in Karnataka.


Notably, Paswan is the BJP’s vice president for the Kashi region, and Sainthwar is the party’s chairman for the Gorakhpur region.

Following Thakur Jaiveer Singh’s resignation from the BJP and Ahmed Hassan’s passing from the Samajwadi Party, two seats in Uttar Pradesh became vacant.

Elections for the 36-seat Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council were held earlier in April, and the party won handily. On 33 of the seats, the BJP had won.

BJP candidate Ghanshyam Singh Lodhi won the Lok Sabha by-election in Rampur, the stronghold of Samajwadi Party (SP) bigwig Azam Khan, last month, in a significant political development in Uttar Pradesh. Lodhi was supported by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

Ghanshyam Singh Lodhi, who recently joined the party, was run by the BJP in Rampur. Contrarily, Azam Khan personally chose SP candidate Asim Raja. No candidates from Rampur were fielded by the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP).

Azam Khan, a seasoned SP leader who had just been elected to the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly in the most recent state election, resigned, leaving the Rampur Lok Sabha seat vacant.

In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Mr. Khan won the seat of Rampur as an MP.

Akhilesh Yadav, the former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh and leader of the Samajwadi Party, left his position as a result of his election as an MLA in the state Assembly. This left a vacancy in the Lok Sabha seat.