Samajwadi Party's sitting MLA Sharadveer Singh and former minister Shivakant Ojha, and former Congress MP Rakesh Sachan joined the Bharatiya Janata Party at its headquarters.
Prominent among the heavyweight turncoats who figured in the SP list which had candidates across the phases are former Yogi minister Dara Singh Chauhan and four senior BSP leaders
The BSP and Congress are also yet to come out with the names of their candidates but people here see the poll as a direct fight between the SP and the BJP.
Reiterating the promise made by Samajwadi Party during the ongoing election campaigning for upcoming assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, Yadav urged the people to elect his government.
Pandit had earlier alleged that it was at the behest of Rajveer Singh alias Raju Bhaiya that Samajwadi Party refused to give him a ticket.
In videos which went viral after his visit to the village, the villagers are purportedly heard hooting the MLA and raising slogans against him.
The party said it has drawn inspiration from Dalit icon Kanshi Ram, a claim contested by a Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader, who termed it a "marketing" gimmick.
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Amit Shah said the ideology of both the party and the community is the same as both keep national interest first and have been fighting against 'invaders'.
The MLA, along with his supporters, was at Rasoolpur Jatan village, in connection with some election-related work.
She also said her party will take a call on whether to forge a post-poll alliance once the election results are out and if and when such a situation should arise.
He had put forth his candidature as an independent candidate from the Syana Assembly seat in Bulandshahr district, according to local election officials.
Kushinagar Congress president Rajkumar Singh also quit the party. Both, Singh and Jaiswal are mulling over joining the BJP.
Lawyer Yogesh Somvanshi of Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court had submitted a complaint to the EC in this regard on January 20.
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I suppose in an autocratic system like BJPs', there can only be one supreme leader, the Congress general secretary said.
The district should have better roads, parking facilities and factories also, Iqbal Ansari, who was an independent litigant and son of one of the oldest litigants in the Ram Janambhoomi-Babri case.