UP CM, 2 Dy CMs elected unopposed in Council polls

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 09 Sep 2017 10:06:29


Sept 8,


UTTAR Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, his two deputies and a Minister were on Friday declared elected unopposed to the Legislative Council.No other candidate was in the fray for the bypolls to the five vacant seats in the upper house.

Adityanath, Deputy Chief Ministers Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma and Minister Swatantradev Singh had filed their nominations papers for the by-election on Tuesday. The four were declared elected unopposed, Principal Secretary (Vidhan Sabha), Padeeep Dueby, who is also the returning officer, said.

Meanwhile, the nomination papers of another Minister Mohsin Raza were found valid on scrutiny on Friday, he said.Opposition parties did not field any candidate for the by-election to these five seats.

The Chief Minister had filed his nominations on the seat vacated by SP member Yashwant while Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya filed nominations on the seat held by SP member Bukkal Nawab. Their term was to expire in July 2022.