UP Council poll: SP MLA asks Narendra Modi to vote for sister

Feb 21, 2016, 17:52 IST | PTI

Varanasi: With BJP not fielding any candidate from Varanasi Local Authority constituency, an SP leader on Sunday strangely asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to direct his party workers to support his sister, the only woman nominee in the fray for the UP Legislative Council election.

SP MLA Manoj Kumar Singh alleged that BJP, BSP and Congress have made a 'tacit understanding' with Independent candidate Brijesh Singh, who faces several criminal cases and is lodged in jail, to ensure his victory in the biennial election.

Singh's sister and Zila Panchayat member Meena Singh is the SP nominee and she is pitted against Independent candidate Singh, besides three others. The SP MLA also appealed to Modi to vote for his sister even as he questioned BJP as to why it has not fielded any candidate from the constituency.

The SP MLA from Syed Raja constituency in Chandauli district said Modi, who represents Varanasi in Lok Sabha and
is a voter in the council election, should vote for his sister so as to elect a 'clean face'.

Polling for the Legislative Council election will be held on March 3 and counting of votes on March 6.

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