Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Sunday announced the names of candidates for 16 Lok Sabha seats of Uttar Pradesh.

In Ghazipur, the BSP has given ticket to Afzal Ansari, who is the brother of jailed criminal-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari. Afzal will contest opposite Union Minister and senior BJP leader Manoj Sinha. Afzal had defeated Sinha from Ghazipur in 2004 Lok Sabha poll.

The BSP has given ticket to Chandrabhadra Singh from Sultanpur. It is to be noted that BJP has fielded Union Minister Maneka Singh from Sultanpur. In 2014, the seat was won by Maneka’s son Varun Gandhi, who is contesting from Pilibhit this time. In Pratapgarh, the BSP has fielded Ashok Kumar Tripathi, while Ritesh Pandey is the party’s candidate from Ambedkar Nagar.

Ramasheromani Verma is the BSP’s candidate from Shravast and Aftab Aalam will enter the fray Dumariyanganj. Ramprasad Chaudhary has got the ticket from Basti and Bhishm Shankar will contest on BSP ticket from Santkabir Nagar.

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