Independent MLA Raja Bhaiyya to be put under house arrest

Independent MLA Raja Bhaiyya is known to be a mafia don and is presently in his sixth term as a legislator.

Published: 05th May 2019 06:48 PM  |   Last Updated: 05th May 2019 06:48 PM   |  A+A-

Independent MLA Raja Bhaiyya

Independent MLA Raja Bhaiyya (File Photo | PTI)

By IANS

LUCKNOW: Independent MLA and former Minister Raghuraj Pratap Singh aka Raja Bhaiyya will be put under house arrest on Monday when polling takes place in Kunda which comes under the Kaushambhi Lok Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh.

Seven other 'influential' leaders of the area will also be put under house arrest, Election Commission sources said. These include Vinod Saroj, MLA from Babaganj and Samajwadi Party leaders Gulshan Yadav and Chavinath Yadav.

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Raja Bhaiyya is known to be a mafia don and is presently in his sixth term as a legislator. He wields considerable influence in Pratapgarh and neighbouring districts.

Reacting to the district administration's dictate, Raja Bhaiyya said: "This will not have any impact on the elections. The administration can do what they want."

Raja Bhaiyya's newly floated Jansatta Party is contesting two seats - Kaushambhi and Pratapgarh.

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