Only 12 hours after the separation of the SP-BSP combine from the Nishad party, SP President Akhilesh Yadav has played the Nishad card, Ram Bhul Nishad from Gorakhpur and Ramkumar Nishad from Kanpur have been nominated. Apart from this, the SP has changed its candidate from Moradabad.
Earlier Nasir Qureshi was declared a candidate from Moradabad. At their place, now Dr. S. T. Hassan has been made the candidate.
Pravin Nishad, son of Nishad Party President Sanjay Nishad, reached Gorakhpur Lok Sabha by contesting the by-election from the SP.
The Nishad party had an alliance with SP on March 26 but Sanjay Nishad announced in 72 hours that the coalition should be separated from the coalition. On Friday, he agreed to join the NDA meeting with Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, BJP’s election in-charge JP Nadda, state president Sunil Bansal and state’s Maha Parishad (organization) Sunil.
Only 12 hours after the separation from Sanjay Nishad’s coalition, the SP declared Ram Bhal Nishad, a candidate of BSP MLA from Kodaram, as a candidate by cutting his ticket from MP Pravin Nishad, son of Gorakhpur. Rambhalla had contested the previous assembly elections from Chillupar constituency in Gorakhpur district as a SP candidate. They got more than 55 thousand votes.
Along with Gorakhpur, the SP has also nominated Ramkumar of Nishad society from Kanpur. Ramkumar’s father Manohar Lal is a lawmaker from Kanpur and before that he has been a minister in the legislature and state government.
Ramkumar’s younger brother Deepak Kumar has been a MLA from Unnao Sadar and MLA from Unnao for four times. Deepak Kumar died in 2014. SP has given ticket to Pooja Pal from Unnao Lok Sabha seat. In this way, both of these have tried to create backward equations on the exact Lok Sabha seats.