Uttar Pradesh Elections: BJP leader Rita Bahuguna Joshi's son joins Samajwadi Party

The elections for the 403 Assembly constituencies in Uttar Pradesh are being held in seven phases starting February 10.

ANIUpdated: Saturday, March 05, 2022, 04:57 PM IST
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Ahead of the last phase of the Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Mayank Joshi, son of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Rita Bahuguna Joshi on Saturday joined the Samajwadi Party.

"Mayank Joshi, son of Bharatiya Janata Party MP Rita Bahuguna Joshi today joined Samajwadi Party," said SP chief Akhilesh Yadav while addressing a rally in Azamgarh.

Earlier in January Rita Bahuguna Joshi sought a ticket from BJP for her son to contest the UP Assembly Elections 2022 from the Lucknow Cantonment seat.

Rita Bahuguna Joshi had also said she would give up her Lok Sabha membership if her son does not get a ticket from Lucknow Cantt seat. But after her son was denied a ticket she said she "respects the decision of the party." Rita Bahuguna Joshi had fought the 2017 elections and defeated Aparna Yadav, the then SP candidate from Lucknow Cantonment.

The elections for the 403 Assembly constituencies in Uttar Pradesh are being held in seven phases starting February 10.

The six phases of polling in Uttar Pradesh were held on February 10, 14, 20, 23, 27, and March 3 and the last seventh phase of polling will be conducted on March 7.

The counting of votes will take place on March 10.

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