BJP one short of hitting century of candidates facing criminal cases: Akhilesh Yadav

In a tweet, the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister claimed that the BJP has, so far, fielded 99 candidates with a criminal history for the upcoming assembly polls in the state.

Lucknow: The BJP is one short of hitting a century of tickets given to candidates with a criminal history, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav alleged on Sunday.

In a tweet, the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister claimed that the BJP has, so far, fielded 99 candidates with a criminal history for the upcoming assembly polls in the state.

“Breaking news about baba ji (Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath) BJP is just one candidate short of hitting a century of criminal candidates So far, 99 candidates with criminal history have been given tickets,” he tweeted in Hindi.

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Adityanath had on Saturday alleged that Yadav was patronising criminals, goons, and mafia and termed the SP as ‘dangawadi’ (promoting riots), tamanchawadi’ (fond of country-made pistols) and pariwarwadi’ (working for family).

The BJP has, so far, declared 294 candidates for the upcoming assembly elections.

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