In Kasganj, the Congress fielded a distinguished farmer union chief. agra information


Agra: The Congress has fielded Kuldeep Pandey, nationwide president of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (Swaraj) from Kasganj seat in Uttar Pradesh.
The 38-year-old, alongside together with his supporters, had actively participated within the agitation in opposition to the farm legal guidelines at Delhi borders, and in addition campaigned in opposition to the BJP in final 12 months’s panchayat polls.

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Pandey, a Brahmin, is understood for organizing large protests in opposition to the administration on farmers’ points, and the Congress is banking on the favored farmer chief this time as he has not received the Kasganj seat since 1989.
Quickly after the information of him being given the Congress ticket, farmers from throughout the district thronged his residence in Soron space in giant numbers.

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Talking to TOI, Pandey stated, “There is no such thing as a village or colony in Kasganj constituency the place I do not need supporters. I’m grateful to Congress Basic Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra for giving me the ticket. I’ve began door to door marketing campaign. Farmer leaders from Haryana and Punjab have additionally assured me of full help and can marketing campaign for me.
“My group has an lively cadre base in western UP and Uttarakhand. Our mission is to uproot the BJP in each the states because the occasion tried to loot the dignity of the farmers. We are going to avenge the ‘dying of greater than 700 farmers’ through the protest in opposition to the three agricultural legal guidelines of the Heart.
Kasganj meeting constituency has by no means been a stronghold of any occasion. In 2007, Hasrat Ullah Sherwani of BSP received, however misplaced to Manpal Singh of SP in 2012. In 2017, Manpal Singh was defeated by BJP’s Devendra Singh Rajput with a margin of over 49,000 votes. Former Uttar Pradesh CM Kalyan Singh received the election from Kasganj seat in 1993.
This time BJP has fielded sitting MLA Devendra Singh Rajput, SP former MLA Manpal Singh and BSP occasion employee Prabhudayal Verma. All of the three contestants belong to the Lodhi group – a dominant caste comprising 25% of the full 3.63 lakh registered voters within the constituency.
In accordance with sources, the Congress has fielded one Brahmin among the many three candidates for Lodhi, on account of which the caste equation has deteriorated on this seat.
“Being a farmer chief and a neighborhood, Kuldeep Pandey has a help base throughout castes and communities within the space. He’ll give a troublesome battle to different candidates,” stated a senior lawyer primarily based in Kasganj.



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