NEW DELHI: After delaying it for three days since the party’s central election committee met and cleared the names, the BJP today released its second list of 155 candidates for the crucial Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, fielding among others Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s son Pankaj Singh from Noida.
The second list was announced today close on the heels, the Congress and Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party clinched the deal for a tie up for the battle – which now has turned triangular with the BSP and BJP also in the fray.
The candidates names were finalised by the Central Election Committee of BJP at a meeting presided over by President Amit Shah on January 19. Among other members of the committee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, party leader Ram Lal and senior ministers had attended the meeting. (AGENCIES)