The BJP on Monday announced seven more Lok Sabha candidates for Uttar Pradesh, including Bhojpuri film star Ravi Kishan from the Gorakhpur constituency.
The party also declared sitting MP Sanjay Nishad as its candidate from Sant Kabir Nagar by dropping Sharad Tripathi, who had beaten a local BJP MLA with shoes.
Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Bharatiya Janata Party announces list of seven candidates for Uttar Pradesh ; Ravi Kishan (in file pic) to contest from Gorakhpur and Praveen Nishad to contest from Sant Kabir Nagar (Sharad Tripathi is the sitting MP from Sant Kabir Nagar) pic.twitter.com/myUwtpOF50— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) April 15, 2019
With these names, the party has so far announced candidates for 420 Lok Sabha seats for the seven-phase elections which will start on April 11 and continue till May 19.
Nishad had won the Gorakhpur seat in a by-poll as the SP candidate and he was supported by the BSP, under the grand alliance between the two parties.
The Gorakhpur seat had fallen vacant after BJP MP Yogi Adityanath was elected as the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh.