BJP leader to contest on Apna Dal ticket in UP

Pratapgarh: In a strange twist of events, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) district secretary Raj Kumar Pal will contest the Uttar Pradesh’s Pratapgarh Assembly seat on an Apna Dal ticket in the upcoming bypoll.

The bypoll to the Assembly seat is on October 21.

The seat was won by Apna Dal in 2017, but the Apna Dal MLA Sangam Lal Gupta switched over to the BJP to contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and won the seat.

After a series of discussions, the BJP decided to hand back the seat to Apna Dal, but on the condition that the candidate would be of its choice.

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The BJP leader will now be contesting the Pratapgarh seat on the Apna Dal ticket.

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