Varun and Maneka Gandhi dropped from BJP’s star campaigner list for UP elections 2022

New Delhi: BJP leaders and a mother-son duo from the Gandhi family, Maneka and Varun Gandhi have been dropped from the list of BJP’s star campaigners for the 2022 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. The saffron party on Wednesday released a list of 30-star campaigners with brand names like Narendra. Modi and JP Nadda on top.

However, both Maneka and Varun Gandhi have won the Lok Sabha elections several times from Sultanpur and Pilibhit in Uttar Pradesh.

This happened after the mother-son duo was also dropped from the BJP’s National Executive Committee, leading to speculation of a fight between the party members.

Varun Gandhi’s tweet on the Lakhimpur Kheri killings

Soon after the Lakhimpur Khari incident, in which BJP leader and Union Minister of State Ajay Mishra Teni’s son was arrested for allegedly driving his SUV over a group of protesting farmers, Varun Gandhi raised his voice on the issue of farmers. The party took to Twitter to question and accused Ashish Mishra of the BJP-led central and state government of not taking adequate action to arrest Teni.

There was also speculation about the Pilibhit MP joining the Trinamool Congress amid tensions with the BJP camp.

Other names on the list

The first name in the list of star campaigners is that of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and after that the name of the party’s national president JP Nadda comes.

Yogi Adityanath, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and BJP candidate from Gorakhpur, is also included in the list of star campaigners. Others on that list include Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, Home Minister Amit Shah and state president Swatantra Dev Singh. Union ministers Dharmendra Pradhan, Smriti Irani, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Dinesh Sharma Keshav Prasad Maurya were also in the list. Sanjeev Balyan and Radha Mohan Singh were on the list among others.

Given the impediments to campaigning due to the spread of COVID, the BJP is likely to conduct door-to-door campaigns in Uttar Pradesh in a phased manner and from there hold closed-door meetings, which will allow 300. People.

BJP sources told ANI that top party leaders including Home Minister Amit Shah and national president JP Nadda will start their tour of Uttar Pradesh from the third week of January.

The Uttar Pradesh assembly elections will be held in seven phases from February 10 to March 7. Voting in Uttar Pradesh will be held on February 10, 14, 20, 23, 27 and March 3 and 7.

(with ANI inputs)

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