BSP withdraws candidature of Dhananjay Singh for 2014 LS polls

BSP withdraws candidature of Dhananjay Singh for 2014 LS polls

The Bahujan Samaj Party has fielded a new candidate from the Jaunpur constituency for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, replacing sitting MP Dhananjay Singh, who is in jail in connection with the alleged murder of a maid.

Former Uttar Pradesh Minister Subhash Pandey will contest from the Lok Sabha seat, BSP coordinator for Varanasi-Mirzapur zone and MLC Rajkumar Kuril said at a district-level meeting of party workers at BRP College grounds here.

Pandey, while refusing to comment on the cancellation of Singh's candidature, said development and honour of all would be his main agenda in the elections.

Dhananjay Singh and his wife Jagriti were arrested in Delhi on November 5 in connection with the murder of their maid.

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