SP declares BSP leader’s son as its candidate for zila panchayat chief
The Samajwadi Party on Saturday declared the son of a former UP minister and BSP leader Ambika Chaudhary as its candidate for the post of Ballia zila panchayat chairman, triggering a sharp reaction from the BSP.
Singh claimed Anand Chaudhary had won the zila panchayat elections as a BSP candidate but the SP has declared him as its candidate for the post of zila panchayat chairman.
Ambika Chaudhary, however, refuted Singh's allegation saying that he was feeling ignored in the BSP.
In a statement, he said that he had joined the BSP before the 2017 UP assembly elections, and after this, he has been working as a dedicated party worker, discharging all the responsibilities given to him.
After the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, he was not given responsibility, and that he was feeling ignored and of no use in the BSP, he said.
Polling for the election of zila panchayat chairpersons will be held on July 3. The counting of votes will be taken up on the same day, the Uttar Pradesh State Election Commission had said in its poll notification earlier.
Zila panchayat chairpersons are elected from among the elected members of zila panchayats of various districts.
Voting will be held from 11 am to 3 pm on July 3 and the counting of votes will be taken up the same day, the notification stated.
There are 75 districts in Uttar Pradesh. Four-phase panchayat polls were held in the state last month.
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