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Kairana bypoll: BJP fields Hukum Singh’s daughter Mriganka Singh against Tabassum Hasan
The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday named Mriganka Singh, daughter of late MP Hukum Singh, as its candidate for Kairana Lok Sabha bypoll to be held on May 28. The Rashtriya Lok Dal has already given ticket to Tabassum Hasan, wife of former BSP MP Munawwar Hasan, for bypoll. Hasan is likely to emerge as a joint candidate of the opposition, to take on the BJP in Kairana.
The bypoll was necessitated following the death of Hukum Singh earlier this year. Mriganka had lost the Kairana assembly seat in the 2017 Uttar Pradesh polls to Nahid Hasan of the Samajwadi Party.
“My father had developed a bond with this constituency over almost 40 years. It had been a long association for him, and Kairana also happens to be his native place,” Mriganka (57) had earlier told PTI in an interview. “I have spent time in Kairana, and would like to continue the legacy of my father,” she added.
Her father won seven assembly election before entering Lok Sabha in 2014. The Kairana bypoll is crucial for the ruling BJP as well as the opposition, as many believe that it may set the tone for the 2019 parliamentary elections.
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