Former minister Brahma Shankar Tripathi, who bought nomination papers from SP on Monday for Deoria assembly by-election, refused to contest on Tuesday. He announced this after a meeting with the party’s national president in Lucknow. The Bharatiya Janata Party and Samajwadi Party have not yet announced their candidates for the Deoria Sadar Assembly constituency by-election.

In Samajwadi Party, there has been a lot of movement for tickets for a week. Due to the long standing in favor and opposition of various contenders, many types of discussions are already going on in the party. Among them, on Monday, former minister and senior SP leader Brahma Shankar Tripathi bought the nomination papers. With this, the possibilities started to be considered strong in political circles by saying that they were SP candidates. People from other parties also joined the electoral equation. It was believed that his name would be announced by the party on Tuesday, but suddenly the former minister refused to be a candidate in the election after noon.

According to sources, the party’s national president Akhilesh Yadav called all the ticket claimants at the party office in Lucknow at 11 am. Brahma Shankar Tripathi met the national president in the afternoon. After this, Tripathi informed the workers not to contest the election on exit and left from there. Later in the conversation with ‘Hindustan’, he said that he has refused to contest the by-election from Deoria constituency. In 2022, on getting the party’s instructions, he will contest from Kushinagar assembly constituency.


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