UTTAR PRADESH: JP Nadda, the national president of the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP), approved the names of the candidates for the five constituency seats up for election in the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council. The three BJP candidates for graduate seats are Jai Pal Singh (Bareilly-Morabad), Arun Pathak (Kanpur-Unnao), and Devendra Pratap Singh (Gorakhpur-Faizabad), was announced on Monday.
The candidates for the 2 teachers' constituencies include Venu Ranjan Bhadauria, the party nominee for the Kanpur-Unnao teachers' seat, and Babulal Tiwari, the candidate for the Jhansi-Prayagraj teachers' constituency. Notably, the Lok Sabha election of 2024 is rapidly approaching, and the next round of state elections will be held in a matter of months.
From an electoral standpoint, this year is significant. Madhya Pradesh, Tripura, Karnataka, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Mizoram, Rajasthan, Telangana, and Chhattisgarh are among the states that will have assembly elections this year. The BJP and its partners control the governments in six of these nine states. While the Bharatiya Rashtra Samithi is in charge of Telangana, the Congress is in charge of Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh (formerly Telangana Rashtra Samithi).
Later this month, Nadda's three-year stint as party leader comes to a conclusion. His term is being extended though due to forthcoming elections.