BJP releases second list for UP polls; Rita Bahuguna to contest from Lucknow Cantt

| Updated: Jan 23, 2017 01:15 IST

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Jan. 22 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday released its second list of candidates for 155 seats for the high-voltage Uttar Pradesh assembly polls. The notable candidates who have found place in the list include Rita Bahuguna Joshi from Lucknow Cantt and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's son Pankaj Singh from Noida. The decision was taken at the BJP's Central Election Committee meeting on Thursday. The BJP released its first list of 149 candidates on Monday which also included the Muzaffarnagar riots accused Sangeet Som and Suresh Rana. Som is the sitting MLA from the Sardhana Assembly constituency and will contest from the same seat and Rana is the sitting MLA from Thana, Bhawana. Uttar Pradesh will vote in seven phases beginning February 11 and results will be announced on March 11. (ANI)