Congress Nominee From Bareilly Cantt Joins Samajwadi, To Contest From Identical Seat

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Days after the Congress named her as its candidate from the Bareilly Cantt meeting seat in Uttar Pradesh, Supriya Aron on Saturday joined the Samajwadi Social gathering which fielded her from the identical constituency.

Supriya Aron, a former mayor of Bareilly, joined the Samajwadi Social gathering alongside together with her husband and former Congress MP Pravin Singh Aron.

SP president Akhilesh Yadav introduced her candidature from the identical seat, dropping Rajesh Agarwal who was earlier declared as SP nominee.

Yadav welcomed the Arons into the celebration fold at a press convention and exuded confidence that they may additional strengthen the organisation.

Journalist-turned-politician Supriya Aron’s title had figured within the first record of Congress candidates declared by celebration normal secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on January 13.

She was among the many 50 girls candidates of the full 125 declared that day consistent with the celebration’s promise of fielding 40 per cent girls within the coming meeting polls as a part of its ‘ladki hoon, lad sakti hoon’ marketing campaign.

She had unsuccessfully contested from the identical seat on a Congress ticket in 2012.

She had courted controversy lately over her feedback after a stampede-like state of affairs had emerged throughout a marathon for women organised by the Congress in Bareilly, leading to accidents to a few women.

“Folks had gone to Vaishno Devi on a pilgrimage (on New Yr Day), what occurred there? What’s going to you name it? It’s human tendency to race forward (of others). Right here it’s women who’re finding out in colleges and a bit little bit of ‘bhaag daurh’ occurred,” she had mentioned drawing a parallel with the stampede on the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu that had left 12 folks lifeless.

She had additionally known as mediapersons as Congress supporters when requested about some from the Congress heckling journalists overlaying the marathon.

“My request to the media is that if any individual has felt unhealthy (over one thing), I apologise on the celebration’s behalf. Nothing as such occurred. I do know that from inside you all are ‘Congressi’ (Congress supporters),” she had mentioned.

The information of Supriya Aron and her husband Praveen Singh Aron becoming a member of the Samajwadi Social gathering was welcomed by her supporters and well-wishers.

Former minister Bhagwat Saran Gangwar, who’s the SP candidate from Nababganj seat of Bareilly, mentioned that Supriya Aron’s victory from Bareilly Cantt seat was now sure.

“The Vaish group was voting for BJP out of compulsion however now Supriya will take the lead. Forty per cent Muslims of Bareilly will…vote for Samajwadi Social gathering candidates,” Gangwar mentioned.

In 2006, Supriya Aron contested the mayor’s election in Bareilly on a Congress ticket and received. Her husband Praveen Singh Aron received the Lok Sabha elections in 2009 on a Congress ticket defeating BJP stalwart Santosh Kumar Gangwar.

The BJP has fielded Sanjeev Agarwal from the Bareilly Cantt seat.

Meeting polls in Uttar Pradesh can be held in seven phases between February 10 and March 7 and the outcomes can be introduced on March 10.

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