BJP drops Agra MP Ram Shankar Katheria from first ticket list
| Saturday | 23rd March, 2019
He had blamed Katheria for non-inclusion of his name in the list of leaders who welcomed the PM in Agra on January 9.
Controversial MP Satish Gautam and Rajasthan's governor, Kalyan Singh’s son, Rajveer Singh, will re-contest polls from the Aligarh and Etah Lok Sabha constituencies, respectively.According to senior state BJP leaders, dropping of Katheria came as a surprise.
Not only this, Katheria had dropped his name in the meeting with Union minister Nitin Gadkari.Fatehpur Sikri MP, Chaudhary Babulal, who has also been denied ticket by the party was not in good terms with Katheria.
Baghel had alleged that Katheria had humiliated him several times.
Agra: BJP has replaced six sitting MPs in the first list of 29 UP candidates for the Lok Sabha elections including Agra MP and chairman of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes Ram Shankar Katheria and Fatehpur Sikri’s MP Chaudhary Babulal with state cabinet minister SP Singh Baghel and Raj Kumar Chahar, respectively.Party has also dropped Union minister Krishna Raj, replacing her with Arun Sagar from Shahjahanpur seat.
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