The announcement of BJP candidates for bypolls to its 11 Assembly seats. The Election Commission on Saturday announced bypolls to Rampur, Gangoh, Iglas, Lucknow Cantt, Zaidpur, Manikpur, Balha, Pratapgarh, Hamirpur, Ghosi and Jalalpur seats.The Central Parliamentary Board will decide the names of these and declare the names of the candidates. The last date for nomination for the by-election is 30 September.
The BJP plans to field only winnable candidates and is going all out to end its record of poor showing in the Assembly bypolls. It hired a private agency to conduct a survey and its leaders have been claiming that the party will win all the seats in the by-elections. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has been holding rallies in the constituencies slated for bypolls and he has ensured some announcement in all the rallies that he has addressed so far. Infact,more than 20 ticket seekers staking claim to each Assembly seat 28 ticket seekers in Zaidpur constituency in Barabanki district, 25 in Lucknow Cantt, discussions are still on in the party regarding the final list of candidates from the names suggested by bypoll in-charges for every constituency.